Living Etc Oct-2018

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
Future Publishing Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s office

I adore books. Coffee table hardbacks, autobiographies, anthologies of short stories, you name it. But my true favourite is the epic novel: doorstop tomes that transport you to the Belgian Congo, Second World War London, Partition India… My husband recently bought me ‘A Year in Books’ from my local bookshop Lutyens & Rubinstein. Every month I am sent a paperback, chosen by them based on a questionnaire he’s filled in. Allowing myself the time to enjoy these novels seems the ultimate luxury – opening each book means pausing to escape into my imagination, even if only for 10 or 20 minutes at a time. It’s this very quality of books that led me to a passion for print. Just like a book, a good magazine encourages you to step back and…

2 min
make it yours

Every month our editorial team scours the world of design and interiors to bring you the most inspiring, creative and (if we might be so bold) downright stylish ideas for your home. But we know that inspiration is only the start. Translating these ideas into your home takes effort. You need more than a keen eye for detail – you need time. Searching for products online isn’t always as straightforward as it should be, and every in-store experience requires a significant investment of time. MEET OWNABLE – A NEW SERVICE FOR OUR READERS Livingetc has teamed up with Ownable to bring you a new service that connects you directly to the source of those ideas and products that we present in our features. This means you can buy directly off the page and…

10 min

The new way to shop Livingetc's favourite brands PERENNIAL STYLE Take the rolling meadows, clipped garden rows and dense woodlands of the English landscape as your design inspiration and it’s easy to slip into twee territory. Not with Cole & Son. Its Botanical Botanica collection stamps flora and fauna across 15 handcrafted wallpapers, each in colourways that reflect the seasons. While head of design Carley Bean describes it as an ‘ode to nature, depicting its innate beauty and the magical allure of its transformation through the year’, it’s a rock ’n’ roll take on wisteria, sweet pea, fern and maidenhair to us. Highlights include Topiary, a watercoloured geometric featuring ornate parterres, and the Art Nouveau-style Bluebell, above. STRIKE A CORD What’s made from leather-like cable, inspired by the London landscape and at the top…

1 min
olive green

When Martini Olive made it on to Pantone’s official trend report for London Fashion Week, we knew the sludgy yet sophisticated shade was going to be big news for autumn/winter 2018. Models at Temperley London rocked sequinned dresses that brought a feminine edge to the military look. Fellow Brit label JW Anderson followed suit with olive-hued aviator jackets, while in the home Designers Guild proves the shade is anything but dull with hexagon-print jacquard weaves. Even colour-shy Scandi design is going green – the moss hues on Iittala’s Kastehelmi tableware are divine. Consider, officially, green the new black. Use the Ownable app to buy now Everything you see on this page is…

1 min
new-season sofas

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1 min
decorative mirrors

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