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ELLE Decoration UK

ELLE Decoration UK August 2015

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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English
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Hearst Magazines UK
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6 min.
news

DOULTON UPDATED Not content with turning their hands to designingOlympic torches and London Crossrail trains, esteemed British duo Barber & Osgerby have nowlaunched a range of ceramics and table accessories for Royal Doulton. The ‘Olio’ collection includes unglazed crockery – inspired by Royal Doulton’s early historymaking stoneware pipes – in a natural palette of white, putty, terracotta and black. There are also wooden serving boards and stainless-steel cutlery. ‘Our conceptmoves away fromthe idea of buyingmatching tableware,’ say the pair. ‘We imagine peoplewill use the range in an ad hocway and enjoy combining itwith existing pieces.’From£10for a side plate (royaldoulton.co.uk). DECORATING MASTERPIECES Limited-edition prints and a great selection of art books are two reasons to visit the Serpentine Gallery’s shop, and now there’s a third: a new wallpaper collection, created in collaboration withMaharamand featuring…

2 min.
updates

SYSTEM UPGRADE Invest in stylish adaptable storage that can be updated as your needs change. Like the Vitsoeand String systems before it, the ‘R.I.G’ shelving unit – the name stands for Rudimentary Interior Geometry – by designers MikalHarrsen and Adam GregoryHall for Danish brand Ma/u Studio ismodular and minimalist. The steel-framed solid wood, glass or laminate shelves can be configured to perfectly suit any space, and extra parts such as a clothes rail, bench and desktop can be added, too. From£444 for two shelves including uprights, Viaduct (viaduct.co.uk). COLOUR COATED Is your outdoor space looking a little weary? Spruce it up with the new durable and weatherresistant paint finishes fromLittle Greene, designed specifically for exterior wooden furniture, joinery andmetalwork. The paint is self-priming on new or bare wood,making the application a breeze.The only…

3 min.
simply stone

One of themost luxurious and durable bathroommaterials is nowmuch easier to install, thanks to these innovative designs fromTuscanmasters of stone, Salvatori. The brand’s ‘Filo’ textured shower trays (bottom, from£1,132) have self-cleaning wastes and come ready to fit with no cutting required, while this stunning ‘Ishiburo’ bath tub (top, £9,187), created by architect Kengo Kuma, is similarly straightforward to install. All of these stone designs are available from Domus Tiles (domustiles.co.uk). Alternatively, if your budget doesn’t allow for the whole look, accessorise with Silvia Fanticelli’s ‘Plat-Eau’ collection of stone andmarble boards (middle, from£350 each), which are designed to display your soaps, toothbrushes and other bathing essentials in style (salvatori.it). INSIDER GUIDE CLEVER BATHROOM LIGHTING To celebrate the launch of Balineum’s debut lighting collection, SarahWatson, the company’s founder, shares her expert tips (balineum.co.uk) Embrace both function…

1 min.
eco design

GREEN SCHEMES Many of the entries for the ‘Designs of the Year 2015’ exhibition at London’s Design Museumhave a serious eco bent. Split across six categories – architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport – the show celebrates ideas that deliver change or ‘capture the spirit of the year’. On this basis, designers seemto be concerned with finding solutions to environmental problems: ‘House for Trees’ (left) by Vo TrongNghia Architects, for instance, is a scheme to bring trees back into the city, while the University of Engineering and Technology of Peru and FCBMayo’s submission is an ‘Air-Purifying Billboard’ that converts polluting fumes into clean air. There’s also a ‘Desert CourtyardHouse’ (above)made from excavated desert soil byWendell Burnette Architects; ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ campaign by Erwin Zwart that will trial floating barriers as…

2 min.
distress to impress

IN THE KITCHEN Create a unique partition in an open-plan kitchen/dinerwith an antiquedmirrorbacked cabinet. This one by Rupert Bevan alsoworks aesthetically to offset the distressed-look surface of the pillars in the kitchen. It ismade using Bevan’s own method of silvering: he oxidises the glass, which allows a chemical reaction to take place that imitates thematerial’s natural ageing process. The glass tends to continue patinating subtly over time, which further adds to the effect. As each piece is bespoke, it can be treated to suit any style, fromclassical to ArtDeco. From £660per squaremetre (rupertbevan.com). AS AN ARTWORK Gilded glass can be used to create beautiful works of art. Emma Peascod (pictured) created this verre églomisé panel (above) for Skye Gyngell’s Spring restaurant at SomersetHouse. She gilds the glass by workingmaterials such as fine Japanese…

1 min.
hammam-style indulgence

With ornate patterns, mixed materials and embellished surfaces, the decadent style of the riads and hammams of Morocco and North Africa’s five-star resorts adds to the sense of escapism when you travel to the region. Meticulously painted tiles meet hand-crafted wood, woven linens and metallic details. Texture is key for this gloriously opulent look, but it can be hard to replicate when you return home. Fortunately, you can create a similarly indulgent feel in the bathroom just by incorporating some well-chosen tiles – check out Fired Earth (firedearth.com) or one of our chosen designs (below right) – a moody grey palette and the right mix of accessories. If you are up for the challenge of a larger project, installing a sunken bath or cladding your existing tub, basins, and floor…