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ELLE Decoration UK

ELLE Decoration UK May 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.

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
spring thinking

By the time you read this, the clocks will have gone forward in Britain and it will officially be spring. Even if the sun is not yet shining, this is the season that fills my heart with the most joy. Not only do the empty flowerbeds of our gardens burst into life, but I think we as human beings physically uncurl too. We come out of hibernation and become more sociable (or perhaps that’s just me). Those lighter mornings and longer days help to propel us out of bed, and stay out to play. And yet we could not have spring without winter, the season where it’s all happening behind the scenes; the earth protecting its plants, nourishing from within to give them the strength to bust out when called…

1 min.
free malin+goetz ‘dark rum’ fragrance oil

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2 min.
spring into action

Fashion and homeware designer Jasper Conran’s new glassware collection for Debenhams is further proof – if it were needed – that Conran is a hero of the high street. Elegant, artful, and available in a range of shapes and sizes, the vases are perfect for displaying everything from small wildflower buds to bunches of new-season blooms. Choose from a spring-like palette of blues and yellows, or subtle smokey grey. From £15 for the ‘Amber’ bud vase (debenhams.com). GLAZED EXPRESSIONISM New from Stoke-on-Trent pottery 1882 Ltd is this speckled ‘The Accidental Expressionist’ tea set. The company worked with New York-based photographer Martyn Thompson, whose interest in ceramics stems from his own heritage – he is descended from the English ceramicist Susie Cooper, who established her own Stoke-on-Trent studio in the early 20th Century.…

2 min.
perfect your patio

1 SKAGERAK The Danish brand’s ‘Overlap’ (right) by Swedish design studio TAF Architects is a fresh take on the picnic table. Made of powdercoated steel and topped with red cedar, it’s a sturdy and longlasting choice. From £1,099 for a bench (skagerak.dk). 2 PALOFORM Newly arrived in the UK, Canadian company Paloform’s handmade steel and concrete fire pits will warm up your summer evenings. The ‘Bol’ (far right) comes in rust -coloured Corten steel. From £2,300 for the woodburning version (paloform.com). 3 MINOTTI Italian brand Minotti’s ‘Virginia’ collection (chair, above) in solid iroko wood has a large leafy print that’s ideal for a terrace or a city roof garden. From £4,386 for an armchair (minotti.com). 4 GLOSTER Teak is American company Gloster’s speciality, and it is now exploring the material with a new-found appreciation for its imperfections.…

1 min.
super eight

Just when we thought the trend for marble accessories was losing pace, out comes Danish designer Louise Roe with ‘Eight Over Eight’, an enticing marble table lamp. Its solid marble octagonal base is topped by a matching octagonal shade, with several vintage-inspired colour options for each. Alone or as a mismatched pair, they make a sculptural vignette for a bookshelf or coffee table. £922 (louiseroe.dk). CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY As its name implies, ‘Warehouse Home: Industrial Inspiration for Twenty-First- Century Living’ (Thames & Hudson, £24.95), the new book by Sophie Bush, focuses on homes built inside exindustrial spaces, warehouses and factories. Crammed with images and top ideas from New York, London, Sydney and beyond, it’s a handy guide to mastering industrial chic. PARISIAN PERFECTION Interior designer Sarah Lavoine is adding to her growing furniture and…

1 min.
home scent icon ‘la boule d’ambre’

Candles and incense burn away to nothing, but with L’Artisan Parfumeur’s ‘Boule d’Ambre’ spheres, you’ll have a home scent for life. Created in 1977 by the company’s founder Jean Laporte, these hand-carved hollow globes are filled with a resinous amber scent composed of vanilla, patchouli, tonka bean, benzoin and incense. This aroma comes in the form of perfumed crystals, which are wrapped in red tissue paper and used to stuff the boules. Thus, each one has an almost everlasting lifespan: once the crystals eventually lose their potency, you simply buy a refill and start again. There are other ways to reactivate them, too: placing a boule in a warm or humid room, or on a radiator – not too hot, or the crystals will melt – quickly fills a space…