Living Etc March 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
Future Publishing Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
your daily style fix

MISSED LAST MONTH’S ISSUE? If you require any other issues of Livingetc magazine, these are available for purchase by calling 01795 662976 (lines open 9.30am-1.30pm Monday-Friday). Or order online at: This issue of Livingetc is published on 31 January 2019 by TI Media Limited, 161 Marsh Wall, London E14 9AP and distributed by MarketForce (UK) Ltd, 5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HU (020 3787 9001). The contents of the magazine are fully protected by copyright and nothing may be reprinted without permission. All prices are approximate c TI Media Limited, 2019. Printed by Walstead UK Limited. Repro by Rhapsody Media, 109-123 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4LD. Cover printed by Walstead UK Limited. Livingetc is sold subject to these conditions: that it shall not, without the written consent of…

8 min

STAR QUALITY Hero designs – those pieces that get papped, pinned and preened over the most – usually come in ones or twos at a time. Not at Zoffany. Icons, the brand’s latest collection of fabrics, features eleven of them, each representing leading 20th-century influences in the art world. Expect prints lined with Picasso-feel faces, Kandinsky-style geometrics and stripes with a cubist twist. Upholster with Nookta (shown on the chair) for a subtler talking point. ‘The jacquard has an incredible level of detail,’ says Zoffany’s Peter Gomez. ‘It has the effect of looking upwards through a tree canopy.’ Curtain in Verdi Applique Venetian 333015, £139m; chair in Nookta Malachite 333026, £99m ( NIGHTY, NIGHT With its sleek silhouette and generously filled goose-down cushions, it was an instant love-in when the design crowd first…

1 min
don’t miss our design talk

Luxurious yet effortless, polished yet relaxed, confident yet natural… attempts to describe 21st-century glamour are full of contradictions. And yet we all aspire to having a little glam in our lives and our homes. How exactly do we define that most aspirational of interiors styles? And, more importantly, how do you go about achieving a space that oozes modern glamour? Livingetc is proud to be hosting a panel discussion at London Design Week 2019 which will tackle these thorny issues. Modern glamour with its multilayered vibrancy, draws influences from around the world. As cosmopolitan charm is a key look for SS19, our selection of interior style mavens promises to tap into their wealth of international experience in order to educate, inform and inspire you to introduce new sophistication to your home. London…

1 min
fifties pastels

They say everything comes back into style, so it was high-time for a throwback to the fabulous Fifties. Bringing suburban style to the catwalk and following that homage to Jackie O at Moschino last season, models at Marc Jacobs’ spring/summer show sported cinched waists just short of a frilly pinafore. Homeware is in on the act with a palette plucked straight from the candy-coloured counters of the classic American diner. Choose only the sweetest of shades as seen on Jonathan Adler’s Harlequin mirror and pair with retro-feel accessories, such as Bestron’s coffee maker. We’re raising a strawberry shake for this look……

1 min
midnight blue

Bedecked in a blue so dark it teetered on black, models seemed to shimmer under the soft glow of moonlight as they sashayed down the spring/summer 2019 runways. At Loewe, Jonathan Anderson’s slouchy satin numbers glistened, while Miu Miu’s matchy-matchy leather gear glowed in the deepest of indigos. And it’s not just fashion that’s burning the midnight oil; Julian Chichester’s sculptural Riace coffee table has been coated in the darkest bronze and over at Broste Copenhagen upholstery in dusky Insignia Blue pays tribute to the witching hour. Drop, dead-of-the-night gorgeous.…

6 min
a fine vintage

It’s got the tin tile ceilings, expansive floor plan and wow factor features you’d expect in a New York loft, but this glamorous apartment styles out convention to create a totally new urban living experience. Where there was one huge space, now there’s a series of interconnecting rooms. Instead of concrete and steel, there’s marble and brass. The look is mid-century Manhattan meets English club bar, not converted car park. It’s a place for cocktails and parties – and apparently, family life. ‘The kids ride their scooters right along the hall to their bedroom,’ laughs owner Stacey Jordan. We hadn’t seen that coming… Stacey and husband David bought the apartment in 2013, right around the time their eldest child, Dylan, was born (Riley arrived two years later and there’s a new…