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ELLE Decoration UK

ELLE Decoration UK Oct 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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Hearst Magazines UK
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this month’s contributors

Sarah Hanson Twitter: @Hanson_illo Profession Illustrator FeatureIs there such a thing as British design? p145 Design hero Robert Rauschenberg, for his combinations of photography, screen printing and hand-painted textures Favourite design object My studio chair: it’s a white/chrome ‘DSR’ model by Charles and Ray Eames. I love its clean lines and it’s surprisingly comfortable too Dream buy I’d love to fill my walls with original art. Vintage or designer lighting is a close, and perhaps more realistic, second option Suki Dhanda Twitter: @sukidhanda Profession Photographer FeatureELLE Decoration British Design Awards 2015, p161 Home A Victorian house in Hackney Interiors style Contemporary with an eclectic mix of deep colours. I think the love of colour comes from my Indian origin. It’s a balance of both eastern and western cultures Most precious possession A black-and-white photograph of my grandmother in India that I shot when…

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#be original

Lounging is such a gloriously languorous word. It connotes long lazing and curling up on comfy sofas with chocs and a mug of tea to hand. I love to lounge at home, but in truth I rarely find the time to do so. After a quick poll of family, friends and colleagues, it seems I am not alone. And yet my living room, and probably yours too, is the largest space in the house. So have we got this all a little wrong? Is the answer to make our lounges smaller and our kitchens bigger, or to simply spend less time buzzing about ‘doing things’? I think it’s probably a combination of the two. We’re certainly seeing a trend at the moment for larger cooking zones that are, essentially, also dining…

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THIS MONTH ENTICING OFFERS FROM Do South Save 20% across the velvet ‘Joseph’ seating collection (right) Nkuku 25% off handmade homewares, gifts and accessories JML An exclusive 20% discount on new non-stick ‘Regis Stone’ pans Appleyard Save 33% on a range of gorgeous seasonal bouquets Cachette 20% off Cachette’s collection of homeware, food and accessories Ixxi Save 20% on the company’s Natural History Museum wallcoverings The Source 20% off the full range of healthy, cold-pressed juices HOW DO I JOIN? New and existing subscribers can become members of the ELLE Decoration VIP Club completely free of charge. Simply log on to elledecoration.co.uk/vipclub and enter your 12-digit subscriber number…

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this month’s best buys...

DID YOU KNOW THAT DODIE SMITH, author of The One Hundred and One Dalmations, started out as a shop assistant at Heal’s and that she had a long-standing affair with the chairman, Ambrose Heal? These two fascinating facts are behind the new ‘Dodie’ homes range from Heal’s. Highlights include this dining table (£895), bench (£395) and stool (£125; heals.co.uk). Turn the page for the full story of the collection and to see more of our favourite pieces. FOR MORE OBJECTS OF DESIRE, VISIT ELLEDECORATION.CO.UK/SHOPPING…

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heal’s heroine

Based on a bespoke Art Deco suite designed for Dodie Smith by Ambrose Heal in the 1930s – and now part of the V&A’s collection – the stylish new ‘Dodie’ range features everything from a bed (£595) and chest of drawers (£695) to a sofa (£1,495), all in a palette of white, grey and pale wood. It also includes a white wardrobe (below right, £985) and another grand design with an etched-gold pattern (below left, £985), as well as an Art Deco-style rhombus mirror (above right, £550). Available online and in-store now (heals.co.uk). AT HOME WITH DODIE SMITH She may be most famous for writing a story about dogs, but an obsession with home looms large in Smith’s fiction. Here are four examples. 1 Tumbledown country houses are a recurring theme – the…