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ELLE Decoration UK Oct 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.
the london look

London is often considered a microcosm of the globe in terms of the richness and variety of its populace, so this month we wanted to see if the same could be said of its homes, dedicating the entire central section of the magazine to ‘The London Look’. And what we discovered as we edited our choices down was exactly that, a veritable snapshot of the world encapsulated in some of the best abodes in our capital city. From a New York-style loft owned by a jeweller in Liverpool Street to an extraordinarily luxe, Italian marbled wonder in Clapham. Brightly coloured Brutalism for a chic bachelor pad in the Barbican to the very height of bespoke Modernism from brilliant British architect Jamie Fobert for a Danish/American couple in central Bloomsbury. And,…

1 min.
this month’s contributors

Adrian Briscoe Instagram @adrianbriscoe Profession Photographer FeatureHow to decorate, p103 Interiors style Calm and neutral, with lots of natural materials Favourite colour Navy blue Influences Nature, art, cinematography and people Design hero Anyone from the Bauhaus Favourite city It has to be Lisbon, Portugal, for its chilled-out, faded retro atmosphere Most precious possession My Lotus Esprit Dream buy A Henry Moore sculpture, or a Rothko Perfect day Being able to time travel Jack Melrose Twitter/Instagram @jamelrose About Jack is Team ED’s new Junior Designer Favourite colour Black Interiors style Very minimalist. I am heavily influenced by contemporary and Scandinavian design, and like to have everything monochrome, neutral and raw. Less is more, and simplicity is the ultimate sophistication Favourite city London of course! People may call it a rat race or the smog, but London is just so fabulous to me. You can’t beat walking around the…

1 min.

REACH FOR THE SKY Dutch landscape painting is justly revered, but where would its Old Masters have been without the flawless skies of their native land? The latter’s clarity and colours are the inspiration behind this wallpaper by Amsterdam duo Little Owl Design (aka Bruce Wayland and Marcello De Simone), who have juxtaposed their own photographs with details from antique etchings to create a collage effect. The design comes in three palettes – stormy grey, a soft violet that evokes dusk and this serene blue. ‘Dutch Sky’ wallpaper, £162 per nine-metre roll (littleowl.eu). More top wallpaper picks in How to decorate, p103. FOR MORE OBJECTS OF DESIRE, VISIT ELLEDECORATION.CO.UK/NEWS…

5 min.
hot on the high street wish list

1 Be soothed by the tranquil greens in this Solitude Is Blissartwork by Michelle Collins. £150, John Lewis (johnlewis.com) 2 These golden candlesticks have a glam 1970s feel. From £6.99 each, H&M (hm.com) 3 Picture frames can be modern too – as proved by these colourful, graphic resin frames. £14 each, Oliver Bonas (oliverbonas.com) 4 The brass cladding on this ‘Geo’sideboard makes it feel much more expensive than it is. £999, West Elm (westelm.co.uk) 5 Introduce a subtle hit of colour and texture with the ‘Borders’rug. £120, Habitat (habitat.co.uk) 6 The shape of this ‘Swole’ copper side table by Blu Dot makes it easy to draw up to a sofa or armchair. £325, Heal’s (heals.co.uk) 7 There’s an elegant 1930s vibe to this ceramic ‘Contessa’vase. £35, M&S (marksandspencer.com) 8 Tap into the trend for marbled finishes with…

8 min.
the loewe down

As Loewe’s creative director since 2013, Northern Irish-born designer Jonathan Anderson has propelled the Spanish luxury fashion brand forwards while often looking back to its roots – it was founded in 1846 as a cooperative of leather artisans. After creating a range of ceramicinspired leather bowls in 2015, he has now expanded Loewe’s home offering by employing a leather inlay technique to embellish early 20th-century oak furniture. Like marquetry for leather, the ‘intarsio’ method is Anderson’s cutting-edge slant on the jigsaw-puzzle knitting technique of the same name. Leather is precisely sliced into shapes using laser-cutting technology, then master artisans slot the pieces together to form the design before it is ironed to create a seamless finish. The idea was inspired by Bloomsbury Group artist Roger Fry’s colourful painted cupboard doors,…

2 min.
house to home

‘It was a response to our guests and members,’ says Nick Jones, founder of global network of members’ clubs and restaurants Soho House, of its first homeware range. ‘We were constantly being asked, “where can I get your sheets, where are the towels from, who is the glassware by?” As more houses opened, we decided to start designing everything to go in them ourselves. The next step was to make those things available for people to buy.’ The result is Soho Home, a collection of over 450 items including textiles, lighting, tableware, upholstery and accessories, all designed to encapsulate the laidback yet luxurious vibe found in Jones’s venues. Four years in the making, Jones, group design director Vicky Charles, and European design director James Waterworth all admit that it’s been…