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ELLE Decoration UK March 2017

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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2 min.
grey: the new neutral

Think neutral, and you generally think tones of beige or taupe. And not so terribly long ago, neutral also connoted those awful ‘white-with-a-hint-of-bleurgh’ shades too. They were a way for those who knew they wanted to go beyond white, but lacked the confidence to graduate to full colour, to add a subtle touch of character to their rooms. Except they never really worked did they? Walls either looked faintly dirty, old or, if you were lucky, slightly tobacco-stained. But the point was, we were all having a go, drinking tentatively at the fountain of colour. So where does grey sit in all this? Well, although in last month’s Trends special issue I stated quite equivocally that we’re seeing the emergence of The New Modern – all exuberance, boldness and making a…

1 min.
this month’s contributors

Hannah Bort Instagram @hannahbort Profession Stylist FeatureAhead of the curve, p72 Interiors style I like to combine different styles, but with a strong emphasis on using natural materials and adding layers of interest with texture and colour Design hero Patricia Urquiola. She’s one of the most innovative and versatile designers of the moment Favourite city Palm Springs. It’s such a unique place – the colours, the architecture, desert modernism, it’s just fascinating Dream buy A ‘Salinas’ kitchen by Boffi Zac Monro Twitter/Instagram @zarchitecte Profession Architect FeatureAsk an architect, p66 Interiors style Pared back and friendly: what we design is the background for all the important stuff – love, life, good coffee – so we listen to the client Home I live in a 1960 ex-council house in Battersea, rendered and gutted, with a garden far too small for three children, but with a…

1 min.
enter the stone age

Italian stone specialist Salvatori is renowned for its understated palette and beautifully textured finishes. Its marbles have been used in boutiques for Louis Vuitton and Giorgio Armani, and in St Regis and Intercontinental hotels. See its collection – by designers such as Kengo Kuma and John Pawson – displayed to stunning effect in its first London showroom. Created by Piero Lissoni and Milanese architect Elisa Ossino, the interior provides endless inspiration for using stone in your home. 26 Wigmore Street, London W1 (salvatori.it).…

1 min.
found by friends

‘Curated’ is the buzzword of the moment when it comes to homeware collection launches. Creative agency Friends & Co has worked with some of the industry’s best brands, including Iittala and Wrong for Hay, so it was able to tap into some amazing talent when compiling its new edit for Selfridges. The ‘Makes for Selfridges’ range is made up of 13 products by independent British designers, including a mug (£15) and teapot (£70) featuring illustrations of chic shoppers by Charlene Mullen, beech chopping boards by Wiltshire’s Temper Studio (£90) and denim aprons with brass details (£40) by Oliver Harvey, Manchester-based supplier of top chefs’ apparel. Flashes of Selfridges’ signature yellow run throughout (selfridges.com).…

1 min.
up and down

NOVELTY CERAMICS Right now, the more kitsch your pottery, the better. Try SCP for cabbage tableware by Van Verre and Design in Colour (scp.co.uk), and Trouva for cactus vases by Serax (trouva.com). SMART PILLOWCASES Skin Laundry’s ‘SleepCycle’ pillowcases are treated with silver-ion that claims to fight skin blemishes. Now that’s beauty sleep! £24, Liberty (liberty.co.uk) PETROL RAINBOW George Home’s amazing oil-slick-finish cutlery has us enthused once more over this fun and colourful trend. £20 for a 16-piece set (asda.com/george). OVERSIZED KNITS We mean the kind of insanely heavy blankets you need giantsized needles to make. Finer weaves are cosier and prettier. BLUE PLAQUE PLATES We’re in two minds about these dinner plates by Product of Your Environment and English Heritage – we love a blue plaque, but would you really want to eat off one? CHUNKY WOODEN LEGS ON SOFAS Many…

1 min.
brand to watch giopato & coombes

We spotted the lighting collection by Cristiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes at the Decorex design show in London last September – and it was love at first sight. The Anglo-Italian husband-and-wife duo, who are based in the town of Treviso, near Venice, make use of traditional Murano glassblowing techniques to create designs that marry historical charm with modernity. Their ‘I Flauti’ range (‘Flauti LE Lilac’, inset above), for instance, is made up of colourful blown glass elements lit with custom-made LED fittings encased in simple brass rings, so there are no ugly bulbs to detract from the beauty of the glass. This style reappears in the brand’s ‘Soffio’ collection (top and left), a series of ethereal chandeliers and lamps inspired by soap bubbles. ‘Soffio’ pendant light, £890; ‘Soffio’ floor lamps,…