Living Etc October 2021

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
design flair

what i’m into this month 1 The new collection we’ve designed for Lights & Lamps (top right and on page 48). I particularly love the Spanish marble lamp bases in strong, earthy browns. 2 My new bar stools from Cox & Cox – one of the last finishing touches for my kitchen. 3 Zoffany’s True Matt paint range – it really doesn’t scuff! I just finished reading Rodham, Curtis Sittenfeld’s 2020 novel imagining an alternate reality in which Hillary Clinton never married Bill. It was a fascinating concept, brilliantly done, a ‘what if ’ taken to utopian levels made all the more depressing by the actual outcome of the 2016 election, and has had me pondering my own Sliding Doors-style moments. Decorating, you see, is full of them – of choices you could have…

1 min
everyone’s talking about…

1 THE NEW WAVE It’s the year of the wavy sofa, which equates to maximum curves with minimum pattern. This gorgeous trend of art deco-inspired seating, like Love Your Home’s Tilda, proves that non-traditional silhouettes can be as comfortable as they are stylish. Tokyo armless sofa (pictured), price on request, Pierre Frey. 2 GREEK REVIVAL We are seeing Greek mythology everywhere, from chic urns to neo-classical wallpaper and visual merchandising. We love the work of illustrator George Greaves who has recently collaborated with Hermès on its HermèsFit pop-up gym in China. The space, naturally awash with the brand’s brilliant orange, references Ancient Greek gymnasiums and celestial symbolism. printedgoods. net; 3 SORBET BATHROOMS The obsession with 1980s avocado bath suites makes hunting for discontinued sanitaryware a new hobby. The Bold Bathroom Company carries a…

1 min
design radar

1 SO SMOOTH Made from sustainable mango wood, these beauties create a real sense of softness. Himba candlesticks, £16.95 and £19.95, Nkuku 2 TWO WAYS This can be deconstructed as two side tables or joined to be an iconic dining table. Barking Up The Wrong Table by Charlotte Kingsnorth, £4,700, The New Craftsman 3 COOL SHADE Handcrafted in the 1960s, this wood and wicker lamp is playful and really makes me smile. Wooden Chain Link table lamp, £275, Sauce 4 WORK OF ART The French artist Garance Vallée is exhibiting a new collection of work in October, including this piece. Accumulation I by Garance Vallée, $1,110, Carvalho Park gallery, Brooklyn 5 WOVEN LOOK This room divider designed by GamFratesi is beauty personified with its weaving and plaiting of leather. Just imagine when sunlight passes through. Plot Folding room divider,…

6 min

INVESTMENT PIECE top table A glorious composition of materials and structures, the Pilar dining table is a nest of wooden cylinders placed at varying heights, topped with tempered transparent glass fixed on metal plates in brushed anthracite. The cylinders, which come in a mix of wood finishes and can also be matt lacquered in a selection of colours, are linked together by a central metal joint creating a modern sculpture. From £5,946 ( NAME TO KNOW Laila Tara H Drawing inspiration from the rich history of Indo-Persian miniature painting, Papier’s collaboration with rising star British-Iranian artist Laila Tara H is a sun-drenched collection of notebooks, planners and writing paper. Laila paints fiery suns with faces, almond-eyed snakes, just-plucked lemons and tropical vegetation using a single-haired brush to create intricate, narrative-rich illustrations. Each item can be…

1 min
the catwalk look

fall impression Artistic botanical prints are combined with fiery hues for a lavish autumnal look…

1 min
the edited choice

snuggler seats Maximum style, maximum comfort – go on, sink into one of these beauties…