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ELLE Decoration UKELLE Decoration UK

ELLE Decoration UK Jun 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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United Kingdom
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English
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Hearst Magazines UK
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inside out outside in

(PICTURE: EMMA WEBSTER)The quest for a bit of nature in our lives is for many a perpetual one. We dream of homes in the countryside as recompense for a life of urban toil, we save every year for holidays with the sole objective of escaping the busy metropolises in which we live, and a ‘breath of fresh air’ is literally becoming a luxury in cities like London. If we’re lucky enough to have any scrap of outside space at home, we probably barely have time to maintain it. Perhaps a couple of tubs of herbs on the kitchen windowsill is as good as it gets. And yet, we all know the benefits of a life surrounded by greenery. Plants suck the bad stuff out of the air – parks are…

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this month’s contributors

(INTERVIEWS: SARAH MORGAN)Clare SherriffProfession Architectural historian, author and writerFeatureHow healthy is your home? p61Favourite building The Pantheon in Rome for its perfection of shape, material and view to the skyFavourite destination Porto Ercole, a small Italian town on the Argentario peninsula with a star shaped fort above it called Forte Stella. It’s authentic Italy, and the sunsets there will blow your mindPerfect day A summer day spent reading and writing; later a yoga lesson; then Campari and supper under the stars beside a log fire with friendsTessa PearsonTwitter @tessalpearsonAbout Tessa is the Editor of ELLE Decoration Country, our bi-annual collection of beautiful rural homes (see Rural Welcome, p120, for a sneak preview)Likes Good manners, slouchy sofas, strong coffeeDislikes Feeling rushed, loud restaurants, insincerityFavourite design object Hans J Wegner’s ‘Flag Halyard’…

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GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBEFree giftReceive a ‘Tea Tonique’ fragrance by Miller Harris worth £65†Save over £17across the year on the shop priceNever miss an issueFree delivery, direct to your door every monthExclusive subscriber coversPlus, join the ELLE Decoration VIP ClubTO SUBSCRIBE SECURELY ONLINE, VISIT OUR WEBSITE hearstmagazines.co.uk/ec/jun16 OR CALL 0844 322 1769 QUOTING 1EC10813Terms and conditions Offer valid for new UK subscriptions by Direct Debit only. *After your first six issues, your subscription will continue at £17.50 every six issues, unless you are notified otherwise. All orders will be acknowledged and you will be advised of the start issue within 14 days. Subscriptions may be cancelled by providing 28 days’ notice. Minimum subscription term is six issues. †Free gift is available for the first 200 subscribers and is subject to…

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electric dreams

Is this the world’s most beautiful electric kettle? We think so. Created by Danish duo Sebastian Holmbäck and Ulrik Nordentoft for Stelton, the ‘Emma’ comes in a choice of palest blue-grey or dark steel grey, with a tactile curved beech handle and neat toggle switch. The collection also includes a matching vacuum jug, wooden tray and stoneware accessories so that you can coordinate your tea break. Note: the kettle comes with a two-pin European plug, but buy a cheap and widely available three-pin converter plug and you’ll never know the difference. £119, Twentytwentyone (twentytwentyone.com; stelton.com).FOR MORE OBJECTS OF DESIRE, VISIT ELLEDECORATION.CO.UK/NEWS(PICTURE: ELI ABI HANNA)EXOTIC AROMASHave you noticed how the price of perfume and scented candles has been creeping up lately? £200 for a bottle of scent or £50 for a…

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what’s your office look?

Above, from left ‘Herman’ chair, £224, Ferm Living (fermliving.com). ‘November’ desk by Louise Campbell for Nikari, £4,040, Viaduct (viaduct.co.uk). ‘Fumi Low’ lamp by Harry Thaler, £295, Pulpo GmbH (pulpoproducts.com). Calendar by House Doctor, £28, Made In Design (madeindesign.co.uk). Oak storage boxes by Hübsch, £75, Design Vintage (designvintage.co.uk)NATURALLY CALMScandinavian-style pale woods are the order of the day here – think beech, pine and oak – as well as clean lines and muted monochrome. This calming workspace teams a desk by Danish company Griffen Shop (griffenshop.dk) with a 1950s ‘Cow Horn’ chair by Hans J Wegner. Here’s how to mimic the scheme’s pared-back look.SMART LUXEThere’s no reason why hard work shouldn’t be glamorous. This desk by RCR Arquitectes (rcrarquitectes.es) is displayed with two design classics, an ‘Atollo’ table light by Vico Magistretti…

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design details: doors

(WORDS: ALEX KRISTAL PICTURE: JAMES MERRELL)Revamping your doors can transform your space, whether opting for a fresh lick of paint or a whole new style. Interior designer Kelly Hoppen (kellyhoppen.com) advocates replacing conventionally sized doors with taller ones. As she explains: ‘I see doors as statements that are integral to the flow of architecture, not mere necessities. Where possible, I take them right up to the ceiling, particularly in low rooms. This expands the sense of space and dramatically changes the proportions of the room for the better.’ Designer Liza Giles (lizagiles.com) used this trick in her Peckham home (above) with the help of architecture firm Giles and Pike (gilespike.com). To enlarge your doorways, seek advice from a structural surveyor or architect on whether steel supports will be necessary. A…

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