Living Etc Aug-2018

Your life made easier - every day. Livingetc, Britain's best-selling modern homes magazine, is the premium glossy magazine for the design-conscious homeowner. Smart and stylish, it's the only homes title successfully to bridge the gap between fashion and interiors.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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12 Udgivelser

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editor’s office

We recently hosted our sixth House Tours event, this year welcoming 500 readers to six amazing homes in the Hackney area. Once again, it was a fabulous day, meeting readers and homeowners alike and soaking up design and decorating ideas. Every year, I’m bowled over (and rather put to shame) by the creativity, energy and passion that people pour into their homes – from bold wallpaper choices, clever paint treatments and stunning chandeliers to intriguing collections and displays. Suffice to say, by lunchtime the following day, I’d ordered a number of paint samples and bought a trolley full of indoor plants for my bathroom, directly inspired by some of the homes I saw. The houses in this issue are no less inspiring. We loved the boho vibe of fashion designer Alice…

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FRINGE FACTOR A prevalent new trend always generates a buzz at Livingetc HQ. Shimmying its way on to our radar, heavy fringing hits the mark for textured pieces with a regal, military-inspired feel. Consult Portuguese upholstery brand Munna for high-style tassels – its Fringes armchair channels stately and seductive Royal Blue velvet for a seat that oozes old-school elegance. Think of it as your living room’s answer to a Twenties flapper-style dress. Get ready to swish and swoosh… PUNCHY SHADES Swedish brand Skargaarden might originate from a small town on the Baltic coast yet it excels in fine outdoor furniture for more temperate climes. But don’t expect anything wooden or brown. The Reso line offers simple essentials made from powder-coated steel in a kaleidoscope of ice-cream colours. Fuss-free Scandi design at its best.…

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under the sea

We’re calling it the ‘Blue Planet effect’ because this season’s runway looks took a dive deep under the ocean with sea creatures swimming their way across every surface. Dolce & Gabbana’s riotous show featured swishy, fish-printed dresses, while models at Versace strutted around stamped in shells and starfish. At home, we’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for Anna + Nina’s seahorse salad servers – pair with Alessi’s Mediterraneo coral-shaped fruit bowl for a tableware match made in marine heaven. Finally, plaster walls with John Derian’s Captain Thomas Browns Shells wallpaper to bring the seabed to life. Time to dust off that snorkel……

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lime sublime

Not getting your recommended dose of vitamin C? No problem. Like a freshly muddled mojito, this season’s hottest hue comes served with a sunny, citrus-infused kick. Proving its day-to-night appeal, models at Temperley London brought glitz and glam to the colour, with head-to-toe sequined sparkle. Freshly picked homeware is every bit as zesty too. Kartell’s Ge’ pendant packs a fruity punch, with its lime-tinted transparent lamp. And Fatboy, Ethimo and Emu are donning the shade across outdoor furniture and lighting. Your garden party guests will be lime green with envy. We’d call that summer on a plate – or, erm, in a fruit bowl……

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outdoor sofas


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coca-cola bottle

Designer The Coca-Cola Company, 1916. Details Coca-Cola bottles, £4.49 for a six-pack, Amazon. Background As witnessed by photos of celebrities as diverse as actor Spencer Tracy, Cuban leader Fidel Castro and assorted Beatles and Rolling Stones, sipping on a bottle of Coke is one of the coolest and most enduring images of the past one hundred years, summoning up the American 20th-century in a single frame. Perfectly shaped to fit in a curled palm, it’s as recognisable as any corporate logo and has become as ubiquitous as the fizzy drink itself. Back in the early 1900s, however, Coca-Cola was only one of many such sodas, colas and beverages produced in the USA. To gain an edge on its competitors, the company’s Asa Griggs Candler launched a contest for a new bottle design…