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The World of Interiors January 2019

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12 Issues


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1 A ‘nostalgic look at Grandmother’s home’ may have been the inspiration, but Khadi & Co’s ‘Nostalgia and Lace’ 1.45 × 2.20m linen-and-cotton throws (£352 approx) are more chic than anything you’re likely to find at granny’s place. They and the co-ordinating cushions are printed by hand and machine-embroidered in an Indian atelier. Ring 00 33 1 43 57 10 25, or visit khadiandco.com.2 Lacquered walls virtually guarantee a glamorous interior. At a mere £74 per 10m roll and available in 24 divine colours, Andrew Martin’s ‘Japan Lacquered’ wallpaper is a great alternative to the real McCoy. Ring 020 7225 5100, or visit andrewmartin.co.uk.3 Founders Andrew and Sarah Hills marked Porta Romana’s 30th anniversary, not with birth day bumps, but with a makeover of their very first lamp. The new…

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antennae roundup

1 ‘Riva Ariston’, £179, Urbane Living.2 White ‘Oak Colourline’, £119, Solid Floor.3 ‘SM-KP132’ washed Scandi pine, £26.89, Karndean.4 Rouge ‘Le Corbusier’, from £86 approx, Secret d’Atelier.5 ‘Istra Mansion Weave’ engineered oak, £230.34, Havwoods.6 Hand-scraped dark American walnut, from £250, Ebony & Co.7 Reclaimed-effect French oak, £148, Atmosphère et Bois.8 Chequerboard engineered Russian oak, from £175, Siberian Floors. Prices are per sq m and include VAT. For suppliers’ details see Address Book1 Octagonal parquet, from £425 approx, Féau & Cie.2 ‘Petrov’s Defence’, £385, Bernard Dru Oak.3 ‘Cirque’, £895, Element 7.4 ‘Deimos End Grain’, £237.54, Ted Todd.5 ‘S208 Opéra’, £178 approx, Origines.6 ‘Generations Mellow Engineered’, £152, Charles Lowe & Sons.7 ‘Guidotti PRGGDT’, from £1,188 approx, I Vassalletti.8 ‘Luxury of Metal’ metalplised wood, from £524 approx, Art Deco. Prices are per sq m…

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head to faux

1 ‘Sullama 44072-797’, by Travers, £154, Zimmer & Rohde. 2 Parakeet ‘Leopardo’, by Peter Fasano, £196, Tissus d’Hélène. 3 ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy 6000-03’, by Elizabeth Dow, £398, Altfield. 4 ‘Bagatelle Weave NCF4223-03’, by Nina Campbell, £74, Osborne & Little. 5 ‘Amur W80433’, £150, Thibaut. FLOOR covered with (left) ‘King’s Robe T1058-01’, by Weitzner, £442, Altfield, and (right) ‘Cow’ throw, £205 for 1.5 x 2m, Nobilis. Fabric prices are per m; all prices include VAT. For suppliers’ details see Address Book1 ‘Pantanal F6714-01’, £133, Osborne & Little. 2 ‘Tigre 30550-190’, by The Sign, £262, Altfield. 3 Sable faux fur, £119, Zinc Textile. 4 Charcoal ‘Velvet Illusion’, by Jim Thompson, £208, Fox Linton. 5 Sable ‘Le Léopard’, by Lee Jofa, £412, GP&J Baker. 6 ‘Tigre de Cambridge L4431-001’, by Le Manach, £312, Pierre…

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mindful living

Designer Joyce Wang worked with artists who use natural elements in their worksPieces such as the handcrafted rugs allude to the relationship between the hills and the horizon.In the centre of the kitchen is a marble island unit.IN AN INCREASINGLY digital world, we yearn for texture, softness and intimacy in the places we choose to live. Wandering around 8 Deep Water Bay Drive in Hong Kong, the serenity is pervasive. Nestled amongst mountain splendour, with easy access to the central business district, the property is surrounded by luscious nature, with Hong Kong’s rich heritage lending a sense of elegance, refinement and understated nobility.One of the show flats was unveiled in late 2018, and is the vision of internationally renowned designer Joyce Wang. A true international powerhouse, she was born in…

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RENE PROU: BETWEEN ART DECO AND MODERNISM (by Anne Bony et al; Norma, rrp £50) René Prou was a French designer who wove his way with style and grace between Art Deco and its modernising descendants. Although he did not join the militant Union des Artistes Modernes, he was friendly with many of its members and designed pieces in sheet metal and duralumin tubes.Beautifully printed (and bilingual), this book has a value that extends beyond the interests of hardcore enthusiasts. Prou’s consistent presence at the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs in the 1920s and 30s constitutes a rare and revealing litmus test of changing taste. Similarly, the close attention Anne Bony gives to the use of materials – wood veneers, textiles, metalwork – will nourish research into…

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shades of the bough house

1 Roof: ‘Soft Ash’; walls: ‘Spring Bud’; both Matt Emulsion, £14, Crown.2 Roof: ‘JW8’; walls: ‘JW6’; windows: ‘Turmeric’; all Eco Emulsion, from £39.41, Francesca’s Paints.3 Roof (left): ‘Rainlake’; roof (right): ‘Squirrel’; walls: ‘Balmory Blue’; all Active Emulsion, by Sanderson, £45, Style Library.4 Roof: ‘Flame Red’; walls: ‘Greengage’; ledges: ‘Vintage Denim’; all Perfect Matt Emulsion, £45, Designers Guild. Prices are for 2.5 litres and include VAT. For suppliers’ details see Address Book1 Roof: ‘Aubergine’; walls: ‘Pistachio’; base: ‘Pale Lavender’; all Matt Emulsion, £35, Laura Ashley.2 Roof: ‘Circle Line’; walls: ‘Arts Club’; base: ‘Wharf Sacking’; all Marble Matt, £46, Mylands.3 Roof: ‘Powder Blue’; walls: ‘Cerulean’; both GC Interior, £65.52 for 4 litres, Graphenstone. Prices are for 2.5 litres, unless otherwise stated, and include VAT. For suppliers’ details see Address Book1 Bracket: ‘Sage…