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ELLE Decoration UK May 2018

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ELLE Decoration UK showcases the world’s most beautiful homes and makes good design accessible to everyone through its mix of styles, products and price points. Combining all the inspiration, information and ideas you need to bring your home to life, it is the authority on trends, style and contemporary design.

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United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
12 Issues

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1 min.
elle decoration

These wise words from the Dalai Lama seemed to ring with a certain truth as the team were compiling the issue you are now reading. With many of us now taking a more mindful approach to life, it’s no wonder that this ethos has particular resonance when it comes to our homes. Ironically, a sense of calm and serenity is not that easy to achieve, especially given the chaos that most of our daily lives entail. So, we wanted to highlight some stunning interiors from around the world where the owners and designers have managed to achieve that everelusive balance of a pared-back aesthetic coupled with real style and personality. There’s no sterile minimalism here – instead, there are new approaches to soothing palettes and curated furnishings. I hope you’re as…

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£28.80 YOU PAY £10* GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE JUST £10 for your first six issues* Continue to SAVE 30% after your introductory offer Receive LIMITED EDITION subscriber-only covers Join the ELLE DECORATION VIP CLUB and enjoy exclusive offers TO SUBSCRIBE SECURELY ONLINE, VISIT OUR WEBSITE HEARSTMAGAZINES.CO.UK/EC/MAY18 OR CALL 0844 322 1769 QUOTING 1EC11470. LINES OPEN MON–FRI 8AM–9.30PM, SAT 8AM–4PM Terms and conditions Offer valid for new UK subscriptions only. *If paying by Direct Debit, after your first six issues, your subscription will continue at £39.99 every 12 issues, unless you are notified otherwise. One off payment option available at £42.99. All orders will be acknowledged and you will be advised of the start issue within 14 days. Subscriptions may be cancelled by providing 28 days‘ notice. All savings are based on the basic cover price…

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ikea x piet hein eek

Tell us a bit about the ‘Industriell’ collection… I wanted customers to have the feeling of buying a unique product. This collection is based on the idea of ‘handmade, serial produced’. We developed new ways to work with wood, glass, ceramics and textiles to produce consistently individual items on a large scale. The costs were primarily in the development and as production didn’t change, we were able to create affordable ‘handmade’ pieces. I hope they stand out on the shelves. How did your approach to design differ for such a large market? It remained the same, although I was finally able to use ideas I had previously developed, but that hadn’t materialised because they would have needed to be produced in huge numbers to be cost effective. Working with Ikea made these concepts…

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make them blush

UNFINISHED BUSINESS French Connection’s new textile collection celebrates imperfection. Handmade in India, the bedlinen, cushions and throws make a virtue of their unfinished edges, varied thread lengths and uneven patterns. The palette of pale and neutral tones works best when casually combined. From £38 for a cushion (frenchconnection.com). SERVE UP STYLE One half decorated in a smooth glaze speckled with flecks of black, the other a tactile raw ceramic, Next’s ‘Fairford’ tableware will add a charming rustic edge to dinner time. £48 for a 12-piece set (next.co.uk). CHEVRON SIDEBOARDS The classic pattern of herringbone parquet has been lifted from the floor and added to these statement pieces of furniture. Here’s our top three takes on this new look… THE COLOUR PURPLE The rather punchy ‘Ultra Violet’ may be Pantone’s Colour of the Year, but we’re more taken…

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9 of the best sofas


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everyday heroes

4 OF THE BEST OLIVER BONAS One to watch, this brand has a great eye for luxurious details and artisan styling SHADES OF THE SEASON H&M’s textiles are the easiest way to embrace the New Neutrals trend – our name for the palette of tea rose, lavender and mint that is taking over our homes. ‘It’s all about starting the new season with a pure, calm atmosphere,’ says Evelina Kravaev Söderberg, head of design at the brand. Mix up every shade of these colours with textures and patterns. Cushion covers, from £3.99 each (hm.com).…