Living Etc

Living Etc August 2019

Your life made easier - every day. Livingetc, Britain's best-selling modern homes magazine, is the premium glossy magazine for the design-conscious homeowner. Smart and stylish, it's the only homes title successfully to bridge the gap between fashion and interiors.

United Kingdom
12 期号


pure escapism

I have just discovered the Islamic Gardens at the Aga Khan Centre in King’s Cross. They are six architecturally striking outdoor spaces, including rooftops, terraces and a courtyard, which opened last summer and provide the perfect place for contemplation in the heart of our busy metropolis. I strongly recommend a visit if you ever need a moment of quiet. Combine with a coffee and croissant at Heatherwick Studio’s Coal Drops Yard for a truly design-led escape. As you see, pure escapism is the theme of this month’s Livingetc. The houses we show, from Margherita Missoni’s out-there pad in Varese, Italy, to the party palace in LA (on the cover), are brimming with dreamy new ideas and energisingly fresh perspectives. I think they each incite leaps of imagination and celebrate the excitement…

everyone’s talking about…

1 THE PALOMA It’s the mescal/tequila cocktail that’s pushed gin off the top-tipple spot. Made with pink grapefruit juice, fresh lime, soda and agave syrup; not averse to basil, lavender or avocado twists; and undoubtedly this summer’s ‘it’ drink. Looks good on the’gram, too. 2 MINTY HUES Get your interiors Wrigley’s Extra-fresh. Swing by Greek Street-eatery Lina Stores for reference (and to-die-for ravioli), consult Tuscany’s Monteverdi hotel and take notes from pretty much any Ladurée store. The paint shade? Mylands’ chic and cheerful Mint Street does what it says on the tin. 3 FLOWER PRESSING Once twee, now trendy, thanks to JamJar Flowers – which recently created stained-glass windows using a collection of pressed perennials at Sketch – and Studio Ashby – commissioner of a beautiful bespoke table by botanist Mary Lennox (pictured). 4 DR DAVID…


THE NAME TO DROP analogia project It’s not often a window display has the power to stop you in your tracks, yet if Analogia Project is the guru behind the glass, chances are it’ll be pretty special. Take its 2018 installations for Hermès’ Japan stores – each a visual triumph of luxury leather goods and silk scarves set against graph paper, protractors and other tools straight out of a maths class. More recently, visitors to May’s floral spectacular Chelsea in Bloom might have noticed windows at Lema transformed with a canopy of dried lavender. Yet for the dynamic duo – one part designer Andrea Mancuso and one part architect Emilia Serra - their installations, furniture and interior designs are about offering a window back onto the world, ‘exploring the everyday’ and making it…


CRUSHING ON Sebastian Herkner Is the German designer the most in-demand man in interiors today? You’d be inclined to think so; this year alone, Herkner’s name has appeared top-of-the-bill at the likes of Thonet, Pulpo, Zanotta and Dedon, applying his creative talents to everything from outdoor sofas and glass side tables to bathroom tiles and whisky tumblers. Yet put all these pieces together in one room and you probably wouldn’t suspect that they share the same designer; Herkner’s style is at once traditional and forward-thinking, full of colour and flair yet also refined. It’s perhaps this eclecticism that won him Designer of the Year at Paris’ Maison et Objet this January. The ultimate object of our affection? The Kontur LED light for Spanish brand Vibia. Half bent metal shade, half elegant black frame and…

livingetc house tours hits highbury & islington

Come and join us as we peek through the keyholes of some of our favourite homes. Livingetc House Tours is returning for its seventh year, and it’s your chance to step into the pages of the magazine, be inspired by some incredible interiors and meet some of the design talent behind them. Due to popular demand, and the huge success of the summer event, Livingetc House Tours is once again taking place over two days, on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September 2019. This autumn edition of the tour will give you exclusive access to six stunning Livingetc style homes. Once inside the houses, you’ll be able to explore them at your leisure, picking up plenty of inspiration and insider tips. Livingetc House Tours is tailored specifically to keep travel between the…

house of fashion

DINING ROOM This romantic space features a bespoke wall mural, which extends over all four walls and the ceiling for an immersive feasting experience. The mirror belonged to margherita’s great-grandmother. Wallpaper, Pictalab. Chairs, Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn. Pendants, Carlo Nason for Mazzega 1946 LIVING ROOM The room is divided by Andrea Branzi’s Plexiglas bookcase, bought from the Luisa delle Piane gallery. Eugenio’s motorbike is a collectable Aprilia that belonged to motogP world champion valentino rossi. ‘The rug was a prototype created for our missoni Home collection. i borrowed it with the excuse that it was for a photo shoot,’ says margherita. ‘it looked so perfect here that my grandmother had no choice but to let me keep it!’ The armchairs are covered in Pierre Frey fabric. The chair on the left is in Décors…