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ELLE Decoration UK April 2015

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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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United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
meet the makers

Specialising in exquisite handmade ceramics, Flow Gallery in London’s Notting Hill exhibits and sells designs by some of the most exciting craftspeople working today. Here are the nine names you need to know Originally fromSeoul in South Korea,Hyu-Jin Jo now lives in Stoke-on-Trent and works with stoneware, bone china and black jasper –materials traditionally used by Stafford shire makers. Her functional tableware is hand-carved into ridged shapes. Bone china creamer (1), £78; bone china teapot (4), £110; bone china sugar bowl (6), £78; earthenware teacup (9), £70 DEREK WILSON (2, 3, 5, 8) Ahybridofpotter and conceptual artist, this Belfast ceramicist makes a diverse range of objects fromceladon-glazed porcelain. He is inspired bymid-century British Constructivismand the style of historical Asian ceramics. Thrown porcelain stacking beakers (2, 5), £77 each; thrown porcelain stemmed bowl (3), £154; thrown porcelain grey water pitcher (8),…

1 min.

Where to find your perfect palette This store stocks a gorgeous edit of eco-friendly chalk paints in a unique palette of full-bodied hues. Go online or book a workshop in store for tutorials in how to use the products on your furniture. (anniesloan.com) FRANCESCA’S PAINTS Originally dedicated to creating lime wash and chalky emulsions, Francesca Wezel’s company now sells a wide range of paints; all of her finishes are hand-mixed on site. 34 Battersea Business Centre, 99–109 Lavender Hill, London SW11 ( francescaspaint.com) “To select paint shades, I use the NCS Colour System, which is based on how the human eye sees colour, rather than a computer. Most paint shops can then mix your chosen hue’ (ncscolour.co.uk) LULU ROPER-CALDBECK, CO-FOUNDER, DARKROOM PICTURES: ALAMY (LETTERS, ISOKON GALLERY, DOORS, RUG, STATUE)…

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Our favourite shops for cookware and utensils Plywood and black iron for man appropriately functional backdrop to the excellent selection of practical kitchen kit at this shop in well-to-do High bury. The buying process is overseen by the former head of Harrods’ kitchenware department, so whether you’re looking for cutlery, linen, china or glassware, you can expect the best. 190Upper Street, LondonN1 (gillwing.co.uk) LABOUR AND WAIT It’s not just kitchenalia that’s on offer at this hip East London store – you’ll find utilitarian-style products for every room of your home. The collections are unified by a simple, honest approach to design: think vintage-style glasses and retro washing-up brushes. Some visitors may remember the functional yet stylish enamel tableware from their childhood kitchens. 85RedchurchStreet,London E2 (labourandwait.co.uk) WORKSHOP LIVING There’s something comforting about the atmosphere of this Brighton shop.…

2 min.
the designer maker

A tableware specialist whose work includes high-street hits and handcrafted collections CHANCES ARE YOU ALREADY OWN tableware by Sue Pryke, who has designed pieces for retail giants such as Sainsbury’s and Next for the past 20 years. Her ‘365+’ range, the first of many collaborations with Ikea, remains one of the brand’s bestselling collections after two decades in production, and her ‘Reda’ cheese grater, also for Ikea, can be found in many kitchens. Pryke studied ceramics and glass at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University),where in her final year she was awarded the Royal Society of Arts Student Design Award. This resulted in a placement, and subsequently a job, at Wedgwood in Stoke-on-Trent – the geographical heart of British ceramics production. ‘I had an archive of historic patterns and moulds to choose…

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Nutritional therapist and health guru EveKaliniktells us the latest hotspots on the wellbeing scene An eco-friendly dry cleaner is much better for you, your clothes and the planet. Try Blanc, which has outposts in Marylebone and Notting Hill, for cleaning that replaces traditional toxic chemicals with biodegradable detergents. Plus, the staff will work around the clock for you. It’s a convenient service and the prices are reasonable. 79 George Street, LondonW1; 77 Lonsdale Road, LondonW11 (blancclean.com) Created by former fashion designer Timothy Han, Edition Perfumes produces natural fragrances. Seasonally sourced, raw ingredients are blended into an organic base. The products offer an amazing sensory experience and come beautifully packaged in artist-designed boxes (pictured below). 203–213 Mare Street, London E8 (editionperfumes.com) The Pure H2OCompany sells water-filtration systems that provide the purest possible drinking water by applying…

2 min.
home in detail

Alex Legendre, co-owner ofHove-based homeware boutique I Gigi, reveals her sources for the vintage curios that fill her Edwardian seaside home I bought my wonderful dining room chandelier 1 and a large oil painting from AlexMacarthur’s shop. Sold by appointment from her Regency home in Brighton, this showcase of antiques and decorative objects reveals her eye for detail, making it hard to resist a purchase. (alexmacarthur.co.uk) I always make a trip to Baileys Home & Garden in Brid stow for presents. I just love the whole experience and never fail to pick up some additional treats for my self (I have bought ceramics and wooden crates 2 for my kitchen here). The store supplies a range of classic home ware and basics, along with one-off pieces and antiques sourced by the owners Sally…