Living Etc April 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
editors letter

I am writing this having just watched the live grand finale of BBC Two series Icons. In case you missed it, it’s a seven-part study of top 20th-century figures, grouped by profession. Last night was the culmination of the battle for first place – the biggest ‘big dog’ – based on a public vote. In truth, this finale was a little gimmicky, but it didn’t sully my enjoyment of the series. I love a potted history, so a 15-minute romp through the highs (and lows) of various stars’ careers is right up my street. My favourite episode was Artists and Writers, featuring a stunning cast of Pablo Picasso, Virginia Woolf, Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol. Definitely worth a visit to iPlayer. Another personal icon I’ve recently learnt more about is Gio…

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 28 February 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 9101). The contents of the magazine are fully protected by copyright and nothing may be reprinted without permission. All prices are approximate © 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…

9 min

FORWARD THINKING There’s more to furniture than meets the eye at John Lewis & Partners. Proving its finger is firmly on the pulse, the institution’s ever-expanding Home Design studio now features a ‘future trends’ team, tasked with spotting changing social trends and anticipating their influence on what we demand from our homes. One look at the latest collection and the message is loud and clear: bed down and pretend the world outside isn’t happening. Think lozenge-shaped dining tables, cocooning armchairs, and beds you might never need to leave thanks to integrated storage. HOT TROPICS Love the tropical look but feel tired of its green and white iterations? Then you’ll be thrilled to know that Romo is bringing a fresh palette to plants and palm trees, launching its Japura collection in hues of Wild…

7 min
turn up the contrast

HOME PROFILE THE OWNER Jenna Lyons, former president and executive creative director of J.Crew, her son Beckett, 12, and their terrier-cross puppy, Popeye THE PROPERTY A loft apartment in a 19th-century building in SoHo, New York. There is a living room, kitchen, a master bedroom suite, a dressing room, two further bedrooms, two bathrooms and a WC. LIVING ROOM Jenna left the parquet flooring unsealed so it could acquire an authentic patina. The TV is hidden behind the chimney breast, sliding out discreetly for movie nights with Beckett. The drawing is by Jenna’s favourite artist, Cy Twombly, announcing a 1979 show of his work. Get the look The vintage Milo Baughman sofa was re-covered in Pierre Frey velvet. The coffee table is by Paul McCobb, with a custom-marble top. The Dimore Studio folding screen is…

1 min
ideas to steal

7 min
china girl