ELLE Decoration UK December 2021 / January 2022

ELLE Decoration UK showcases the world’s most beautiful homes and makes good design accessible to everyone through its mix of styles, products and price points. Combining all the inspiration, information and ideas you need to bring your home to life, it is the authority on trends, style and contemporary design.

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2 min
from the editor

After living through the utter strangeness of these past two years, there are many things I will never take for granted again. Some are small and seemingly insignificant: the friendly smile of the person on the Tube unobscured by a mask, the cheeky leant-in whisper into the ear by a confidante, sharing an intimate meal… Others are more monumental, more traumatic and bound to have a more lasting impact. For instance, the damp squib of a festive season that was Christmas 2020. However you feel about this time of year (and I know some love it and others are more ambivalent) having the whole thing cancelled last-minute as happened last year was a particularly harsh blow. Like many others, I was unable to get to see my loved ones, stuck in…

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TEA PARTY Comprising nine new designs, ‘Afternoon Tea’ is Bohinc Studio’s most comprehensive collection to date. The chairs, sofa and tables in the range all tread softly between the futuristic and the feminine, with curvaceous, embracing forms and tactile materials. ‘I wanted my pieces to make you feel loved and happy, and that look like they are good enough to eat,’ explains Lara Bohinc of the series, which includes the striking ‘Trevor’ chair (below) with its bonbon-like back and arm rests. From £2,519 (bohincstudio.com). Taking stock ‘10 Years Later’ is the latest furniture collaboration between SCP and Ishinomaki Laboratory, the Japanese DIY furniture company founded in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami to help local communities rebuild their lives. Marking a decade since the disaster, the collection features 16 pieces by…

1 min
shopping in style

Redefining the traditional has become something of a signature of Soho House. First they dusted off the stuffy world of private members’ clubs before creating the world’s most exclusive holiday camp with Soho Farmhouse. Now, the company is turning interiors retail on its head with Soho.Home.Studio, a new space not only dedicated to its expansive Soho Home collections of furniture and accessories, but also celebrating the creativity of Soho House members, providing them with a showcase and opportunities to collaborate. Set in a stunning former chapel, which dates back to 1824, this is a hub that goes some way to bringing the brand’s cool cachet to nonmembers for the first time since the clubs were founded in 1995. As well as sourcing the homeware ranges, which are inspired by the look…

3 min
having the christmas we all deserve, at last!

It’s an understatement to say that Christmas 2020 was a non-starter for most of us. On the bright side, last year’s failed festivities simply mean that this year will be spent making up for lost time. The season will certainly have extra significance for my family as we’d just had a baby last Christmas and missed out on the excitement of introducing them to extended family and friends. This year, I’ll be pulling out all the stops. I’m planning on being a bit Scandinavian about the whole thing this time around by celebrating on Christmas Eve and keeping the big day itself quite simple. My ethos in general is that entertaining should never be about being fussy. So, in the spirit of keeping things as stress-free as possible, I’ll prepare everything…

4 min
scents of history

For Ginori 1735’s new ‘LCDC’ (La Compagnia di Caterina) home fragrance collection, the Stockholm-based Italian designer Luca Nichetto (pictured) has aimed to satisfy many of the senses: the visual, in terms of the look and feel of the vessel, as well as the atmospheric light it imbues; the olfactory satisfaction of three seductive scents created by France’s oldest perfume house, Jean Niel; and also the sense of touch, achieved through the artistic temerity of fashioning a three-dimensional collection of candles, incense burners and a candle snuffer into collectible objets d’art. ‘When I design, I like the storytelling to be honest and true,’ Luca enthuses of the narrative he crafted around the extraordinary life of 16th-century Italian noblewoman Caterina de’ Medici (Catherine de’ Medici) and the historical origins of perfume-making. The collection…