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ELLE Decoration UK

ELLE Decoration UK Jul 2016

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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Hearst Magazines UK
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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
journey home

Doing up a house is an intense labour. The dream scenario is to appoint a marvellous interior designer, explain clearly your heart’s desire, move family plus dogs into a fine hotel, and then return some six weeks later to a perfectly constructed and spotless vision of your new and improved abode. Sadly in all my years of editing this magazine, I have never encountered this. And I don’t think that’s just because fine hotels are seldom keen to house large slobbery hounds. Rather, it’s an impossible fiction. Most of us find it difficult to articulate what we think we want/need, designers don’t work via telepathy and, unfortunately, being able to decamp en luxe for the duration of works is the financial preserve of the few. Not forgetting, those aforementioned works…

1 min.
this month’s contributors

Helene Henderson Twitter @malibufarm Profession Chef Feature The sunshine chef, p63 Inspiration Nature: I like my food to look like it has come straight from the yard and onto the plate Home A modern ranch house on a two-acre plot with a vineyard, vegetable gardens, goats, chickens, dogs, a pig and a cat (read more about Malibu Farm on p63) Interiors style I grew up in Sweden so I love Scandinavian simplicity. Lots of grey, white and wood Favourite city Malibu, of course! It is rural but it has the creativity and buzz of a large city Ludovica Rubbini Instagram @britepiccolobrite Profession Ludovica co-runs family restaurant El Brite de Larieto Feature The mountain king, p67 Home We have just finished building and furnishing our new home, perched on top of a hill with a marvellous view over the whole Cortina Valley. It’s…

1 min.

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6 min.
rose tinted

RUGS FOR ALL SEASONS Get the look of this bohemian courtyard, styled by Beldi Rugs (beldirugs.com), with our edit of beautiful, durable and weatherproof designs Investment buy Mayfair store William & Son, purveyor of rare accessories for the home, has created this striking ‘Fruit Drops’ vessel in collaboration with historic Czechoslovakian crystal manufacturer Moser. Intended for jams and other condiments, it has a sterling silver lid and a pink, lavender, yellow or clear glass base. £625 each (williamandson.com). THE ART OF TEA Japanese ceramicist Akiko Hirai has teamed up with Brit brand Toast to launch a range of oriental teawares. Based on yunomi-chawan (teacups used in sencha tea ceremonies), they are made using the traditional kohiki technique, where dark clay is dipped into a white porcelain slip, and no two items are the same.…

1 min.
find your signature style

Flooring is the frame on which the rest of your interior is built. Get it right, and it will flatter and complement everything around it. But quality and performance are as important as looks when everyday use is a consideration – which makes an Amtico floor ideal for anyone looking for an underfoot solution that delivers on every front. This season sees the launch of 30 new products in the Amtico ‘Signature’ collection – which means there’s never been a better time to create a floor that is truly unique to you. Like all Amtico products the ‘Signature’ range is easy to maintain, durable and naturally warm to touch. As the brand’s premium collection of custom-designed luxury vinyl flooring, it also offers a level of style and design flexibility – from statement…

8 min.
best of the web

AFRICAN STYLE KUDU HOME African homewares are finally starting to receive the attention they deserve in the West. With big brands like Moroso and cutting-edge designers, such as Stephen Burks, championing the continent’s crafts, they’re reaching a new audience – one that’s set to grow with the launch of Kudu Home, founded by British-South African Thandi Mbali Renaldi, who works with artisans across Africa. In its online boutique you’ll find everything from beadwork antelope wall trophies (right, £86) to woven bowls by Swaziland cooperative Gone Rural (from £27; kuduhome.com). ITALIAN CRAFT STORIES OF ITALY We’re used to Italian brands wowing us with statement furniture, but what about the nation’s craft scene? Judging by the debut collection from Stories of Italy, it’s thriving. The site was set up by former fashion designers Matilde Antonacci and Dario…