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Living Etc

April 2019

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.

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editors letter

I am writing this having just watched the live grand finale of BBC Two series Icons. In case you missed it, it’s a seven-part study of top 20th-century figures, grouped by profession. Last night was the culmination of the battle for first place – the biggest ‘big dog’ – based on a public vote. In truth, this finale was a little gimmicky, but it didn’t sully my enjoyment of the series. I love a potted history, so a 15-minute romp through the highs (and lows) of various stars’ careers is right up my street. My favourite episode was Artists and Writers, featuring a stunning cast of Pablo Picasso, Virginia Woolf, Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol. Definitely worth a visit to iPlayer.Another personal icon I’ve recently learnt more about is Gio…

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your daily style fix

MISSED LAST MONTH’S ISSUE? If you require any other issues of livingetc magazine, these are available for purchase by calling 01795 662976 (lines open 9.30am-1.30pm Monday-Friday). or order online at: mags-uk.com/browse-by-publisher/ti-media.html.This issue of Livingetc is published on 28 February 2019 by TI Media Limited, 161 Marsh Wall, London E14 9AP and distributed by MarketForce (UK) Ltd, 5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HU (020 3787 9101). The contents of the magazine are fully protected by copyright and nothing may be reprinted without permission. All prices are approximate © TI Media Limited, 2019. Printed by Walstead UK Limited. Repro by Rhapsody Media, 109-123 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4LD. Cover printed by Walstead UK Limited. Livingetc is sold subject to these conditions: that it shall not, without the written consent of…

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No.036 dining bench, from £350; No.045 task lamp, £75; and No.159 vases, from £40 each, all Design Project by John Lewis at John Lewis & Partners (johnlewis.com)Mini Spot tea plate, £4; and Cheetah platter, £20, both House by John Lewis at John Lewis & Partners (johnlewis.com)No.169 dining table, £999; No.036 chair, £199; and No.068 vases, from £35 each, all Design Project by John Lewis at John Lewis & Partners (johnlewis.com)Frome love seat, £999; No.045 floor lamp, £110, Design Project by John Lewis; and Ananda rugs, from £100 each, House by John Lewis, all at John Lewis & Partners (johnlewis.com)FORWARD THINKINGThere’s more to furniture than meets the eye at John Lewis & Partners. Proving its finger is firmly on the pulse, the institution’s ever-expanding Home Design studio now features a ‘future…

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5 of the best easter chocolate

Vera the Vegan Easter Hen, £7.50 for 125g (chococo.co.uk)Chocolate Scotch Egg, £9.95 for 150g (fortnumandmason.com)Heart Rabbit, £9 for 100g (eu.marcolini.com)Dairy-Free Lemon and Sea Salt Egg with Cornflower Petals, £20 for 240g (daylesford.com)Chocolate Coconut, £8 for 250g (waitrose.com) ■…

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turn up the contrast

HOME PROFILETHE OWNER Jenna Lyons, former president and executive creative director of J.Crew, her son Beckett, 12, and their terrier-cross puppy, PopeyeTHE PROPERTY A loft apartment in a 19th-century building in SoHo, New York. There is a living room, kitchen, a master bedroom suite, a dressing room, two further bedrooms, two bathrooms and a WC.LIVING ROOMJenna left the parquet flooring unsealed so it could acquire an authentic patina. The TV is hidden behind the chimney breast, sliding out discreetly for movie nights with Beckett. The drawing is by Jenna’s favourite artist, Cy Twombly, announcing a 1979 show of his work.Get the look The vintage Milo Baughman sofa was re-covered in Pierre Frey velvet. The coffee table is by Paul McCobb, with a custom-marble top. The Dimore Studio folding screen is…

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ideas to steal

Varese velvet in Coral, £72m, Designers Guild;MA007 Arabescato Cerviole marble, £700sq m, Diespeker & Co;Create Stonewash Chevron flooring, £99.54sq m, Ted Todd;Hague Blue estate emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball;Benjamin panelling wallpaper, £78 for a 2.7x1m panel, ShufflebothamMisi velvet cushion in Rust, £37, Also Home;Botero armless sofa chair, £1,850, Oka;Sebastian mirror, £235, Perch & Parrow;Walker ceiling/wall light, £250, Søren Rose Studio for Menu at Nest.co.uk;Sobre teapot, £250, Astier de Villatte at Petersham Nurseries;Smith headboard in Midnight plush velvet, from £425, Loaf;Petal Waterfall chandelier, £895, Agapanthus Interiors;Everitt sideboard, £599, Swoon ■…