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ELLE Decoration UK Nov 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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this month’s contributors

(INTERVIEWS: SARAH MORGAN) Nell CardTwitter @nellcardProfession WriterFeaturesLive-in exhibitions, p83, and Norse code, p118Likes Unexpected, handwritten French road signs that read ‘brocantes/vide-grenier’ (flea market/garage sale)Favourite colour Sadly, it’s what my friends call ‘greige’. Our home is painted in every conceivable shade of Farrow & Ball ‘white’ (the sludgier, the better)Dream buy Shutters. I just can’t find an affordable, good-looking way of dressing our Victorian bay windows. I have resorted to Ikea roller blinds for now Ali MorrisInstagram @ali__morrisProfession WriterFeatureLetter to the past, p182Likes Travel, good design and dogsInfluences Meeting inspiring, independent business owners, learning about craft traditions from different countries and cultures and working with beautiful photographyDesign heroes I love the architecture of Marcio Kogan and Álvaro Siza; Ilse Crawford is queen of interiors and for product design it’s too close…

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design details

(PICTURE: EMMA WEBSTER) People often ask me where the inspiration for my letters comes from. Well, more often than not it comes from random conversations. Indeed, the day before this letter was due, I found myself lamenting how long it was taking me to finish off my house, because despite all the really big stuff being done – new wiring, plumbing, floors, kitchen and bathroom, even most of the internal decorating – I was now in the realm of the ‘details’. The trouble is, these details are small but incredibly important. For example, the kickboard beneath my kitchen units. The units themselves are grey lacquer, housed in Corian. I had first imagined brushed brass for the kickboard, seeing it as a strip of something unexpected that would reflect the touches…

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give your wall a colour wash

The wallcovering experts at Murals Wallpaper have released this gorgeous dip-dyed collection. The ‘Ombré’ range is available in a dizzying array of hues and styles, from super-smooth ‘Peach and Turquoise Fade’ (pictured) to the more deep and dramatic ‘Blue Grunge’. All of the designs are custom-made, so the full picture is guaranteed to fit perfectly where you want it. £25 per square metre (muralswallpaper.co.uk). FOR MORE OBJECTS OF DESIRE, VISIT ELLEDECORATION.CO.UK/NEWS ■…

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LAND OF LIBERTYFor the first time, Liberty has translated four of its classic prints on to fitted carpets and bespoke rugs, as part of a new collaboration with Alternative Flooring. The results are surprisingly subtle and daringly vibrant by turns: the multicoloured 1970s-style floral ‘Flowers of Thorpe’ is not for shrinking violets, while, at the other end of the spectrum, ‘Strawberry Meadow’ – an exclusive version of William Morris’s 1883 ‘Strawberry Thief’ design – is more discreet, looking very grand in the ‘Peacock’ colourway (above). We also love ‘Felix Raison’, a paisley design reworked from a 19th-century shawl. £149 per square metre (alternativeflooring.com).From left ‘Cleo’ bookcase, £925; ‘Mosaic’ side table, £389; ‘Bailey’ wardrobe, £899, all House of Fraser (houseoffraser.co.uk) HIGH STREET HITWe’re impressed by these lacquered walnut and brass…

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micro living

(PICTURE: PATRICK QUAYLE) When an interiors trend appears as a big sell in the annual Ikea catalogue, it’s safe to say it’s hit the mainstream. Which is why the 2017 edition’s focus on compact (read: ‘cramped’) living has alarm bells ringing in my head. Among the suggestions from Ikea’s living experts are buying a sofa that doubles as a bed; hanging your chairs on the wall to save space (it’s ‘wall art’, you see); and packing in a micro fridge beneath the sink of your three-foot-wide kitchen (which, being composed mostly of boxes and shelves on wheels, feels as precarious as can be). Presumably the latter holds the same Pot Noodles and cans of Coca-Cola that you lived on as a student – for that is what this is, student…