Living Etc July 2021

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
holiday spirit

what i’m into this month 1 The elegant Lee Broom Orion tube lights I just bought for the kitchen. Adding a contemporary twist to those flagstones. 2 New BBQ box delivery service On the Table. Even the bag of salad was a delight. 3 The way the Livingetc aesthetic has come to life in our interior design project for FABRICA. See the results on page 16. news-stand cover subscriber cover The easing of lockdown has felt a little like the end of term, being released from the confines of school into the wonderful wider world beyond. As I write this, the UK’s rules have relaxed and for a few weeks many of us have been lucky enough to grab our blankets, head outdoors and see the world again. Freedom tastes good, doesn’t it? Like a cross…

1 min
everyone’s talking about…

1 DREAMLIKE FURNITURE Surround yourself with things that bring you joy! Slightly surreal furniture like these soft apricot resin tables from Rotterdam-based artist Laurids Gallée will have you smitten with their jelly-like surfaces and delicate gridded pattern. Frosted blue and light green versions are also available. 2 BEING SMITTEN WITH RATTAN We just can’t get enough of cane and rattan designs. Both luxurious and affordable, and with almost every designer and brand tapping into the popularity of the crowd-pleasing materials, we are spoilt for choice. Birdie Fortescue’s new Teras collection of rattan furniture features dining chairs, side tables and headboards all hand-painted in bold colours, designed in Norfolk and made in India. 3 BRIGHT WINDOW TRIMS Interior designers are using brightly coloured trims to create refined spaces with playful touches. Indian architecture…

1 min
design radar

4 min
house style

Long before the pandemic could ever have been imagined, the Livingetc team sat around a table, putting mood boards together. We were imagining what houses would look like if we decorated them from scratch, what designers we’d turn to, what colours we’d use, how they would feel to be lived in. Developers FABRICA had asked us to implement the interior design at three show homes at Amber Parkside, its then unbuilt new set of two-, three-, four-and five-bed properties in Cranleigh, Surrey. It was the realisation of a dream we’d long had, to add design to the set of services we can do. We knew the homes would be architecturally interesting – large vaulting roofs providing arched ceilings and big windows – and the perfect backdrop to our take on contemporary…

1 min
so sweet

Take us to the candy shop! We are thrilled to see the jewel-hued creations of New York-based Sticky Glass now available to buy in the UK. Hand-blown in Brooklyn, the Bubble collection experiments with the expandable and inflatable properties of glass to create unusual, colourful drinkware. Each pitcher and glass tumbler features an external bubble chamber that puts a surprising twist on classic designs. All pieces are one-of-a-kind and exclusive in-store at Liberty. From £80 (…

1 min
place in the sun

If you’re like us, then you’re always coveting the interiors of beautiful homes and hotels that you see or visit. Sally Meier, ex-stylist and set illustrator for fabric and wallpaper brand Osborne & Little, creates joyful and transportive prints based on striking spaces and travel memories. Seen here are Lunching in Lake Como, Poolside and Greek Taverna. You can buy her illustrations as limited edition giclée art prints and greetings cards as well as - yes, really - a special edition Poolside Puzzle. Prints from £25 each (…