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ELLE Decoration UK Mar 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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3 min.
the new future

1 ‘To do things differently, we must see things differently.’ So says John Thackara, an author, speaker and social innovator who has devoted his working life to the championing of good design and the pursuit of a sustainable future via his organisation Doors of Perception (doorsofperception.com). In a recent blog post he references the papal encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si, thus: ‘The Pope’s 700-page document tells an alternative story about the relationship between humans and the natural world. At its centre is the concept of “integral ecology”: the text calls on all peoples to be protectors of the environment; states that care for creation is a virtue in its own right; and advocates global solidarity as “a key value to direct our search for the common good.”’ I quote this…

1 min.
this month’s contributors

Andrew Bannecker Twitter: @andrewbannecker Profession Illustrator FeatureLive the green dream, p59 Likes Spending time with my family; antiques; anything nautical Favourite city Paris – it’s so old, beautiful, and full of history Dream destination Anguilla Interiors style A combination of clean white walls with antique statement pieces Favourite design object My paintbrush Design hero American sculptor Nick Cave Dream buy Mark Ryden’s new painting, Aurora Sarah Slade Profession Writer FeatureThe borrowers, p178 Interiors style Relaxed, modern and cosy. I like new-craft, lots of wood, pottery and simple patterns, and for rooms to flow together Home An open-plan Edwardian house in West Worthing. I bought it for the amazing light and the fact that I can walk out of my front gate and see the sea Most precious possession A very wobbly hand-drawn family portrait by my eldest son, Max Dream buy A state-of-the-art cinema with huge squishy…

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parquet the modern way

We’ve seen wooden and metal parquet floors, but now you can reach new heights of luxury with a marble version. Stone specialist Lapicida has selected several of its most distinctive vein-cut marbles to create beautiful chevron tiles. The subtle colour graduations of ‘Silk Georgette’ (pictured) or the more rustic fossil-packed ‘Hanover Blue’ lend this classic style a fresh appeal. £235 per square metre (lapicida.com). ORDERLY FASHION Italian designer Gianfranco Frattini created the ‘Albero’ bookcase in the late 1950s – rather than sitting against a wall, it is secured between the ceiling and the floor and has an adjustable rack-and-pinion shelf system. Manufacturer Poltrona Frau has just released this new limitededition version in beautifully grained olive wood, which accentuates the design’s tree-like form. £10,800 (poltronafrau.com). THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL We mostly associate design hero…

2 min.
morning star

London-based Tunisian designer Hend Krichen created her debut collection of decorative copper and terracotta vessels with artisans from her native country. Now she’s moved in a new direction, creating a range of functional crockery that’s made in Stoke-on-Trent and pays tribute to the area’s ceramics tradition. The ‘British Made’ set is designed specifically for breakfast, and is the first of a planned series catering for different mealtimes. ‘Starting with breakfast crockery made sense because it’s the first meal of the day,’ says Krichen (hendkrichen.com). Condiment pot, £35; side plates, teacup and saucer, milk jug and bowl, all £50 each, Hend Krichen (hendkrichen.com). Copper cutlery by Bell & Blue, £36 for a four-piece set, Not On The High Street (notonthehighstreet.com). Linen napkin, from £10, 31 Chapel Lane (31chapellane.com) TIDY DESK, TIDY MIND Our hot…

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exotic yarns

Inspired by the vibrant patterns and colours worn by women in Mayan tribes, this bold ‘Kaya’ rug is part of a collaboration between London flooring expert Floor Story and design studio A Rum Fellow, which specialises in designing and sourcing beautiful textiles made using traditional techniques. The sharply defined geometric shapes, enlarged versions of the brocade designs found on traditional huipil tunics, are hand cut by skilled artisans to create a crisp, clean finish. From £800 for a 1.2x1.8-metre rug (arumfellow.com). GET THE LUXE LOOK If you are in the market for a sleek Italian wardrobe system, a statement bed, capacious sofa, trim table or smart chairs, and you want a lavish choice of exquisite finishes (30 lacquers, in gloss and matt, plus more than 300 fabric choices), then look no further…