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NOVEMBER 2016

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COVER STORIES Our cover stories are highlighted by a spot Cover photography: Paul Raeside

[ Shopping ] [ News & views ]

46 EDITED CHOICE Tiered cake stands Tea-time rises to elegant new heights… Yummy!

33 TREND Plush hour

49 DESIGN CLASSIC

Chic and strokable, it’s 2016’s velvet revolution…

Walter Knoll’s epoch-making 369 armchair

21 NEWS

34 TREND Paint splash

83 THE SLEEP EDIT

This month’s lust-haves include a Flos floor lamp that shines like the Moon, a plumped-up Loaf sofa and shapely tableware from the late Zaha Hadid

Work a Jackson Pollock look with dripped effects

From swoon-inducing silks and linens to a soundtrack that guarantees sweet dreams, Livingetc picks the best in bedroom essentials

171 DESIGN PROFILE The husband-and-wife duo behind the Staffan Tollgård studio on seeing your home in a new light and how to be bold without ever being brash

226 #PLANET LIVINGETC A peek behind the scenes at the team out and about putting the issue together

37 EDITED CHOICE Glazed ceramics Vases with a fiery style 38 EDITED CHOICE Shop-fit storage When it comes to display

91 TREND Sports luxe

cases, retail-inspired fittings are all the rage

Bring the gym back home as this season’s furniture and accessories get pumped to the max with energizing colour and go-faster stripes

41 EDITED CHOICE Modern sofas Kick off your shoes and relax

193 EDITED CHOICE Baker’s essentials Want to earn a

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118 HIGH RISE Thought New York’s TriBeCa

67 DECORATING Distressed glamour The rough-luxe look gets a contemporary upgrade – prepare to be amazed!

had been fully redeveloped? Elias’s penthouse pad proves there’s still room to expand in the Big Apple

167 DESIGN NEWS

132 REPEATING PATTERNS Neisha

175 PROJECT INSPIRATION Hot trends from hotel bathrooms

Crosland’s family home in the capital features her textile designs mixed with some funky new fittings

146 PRACTICAL MAGIC Teamwork was the vital ingredient in Lisa and Joel’s astonishing transformation of an Edwardian terrace

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199 SUN SEEKERS From Mexico to Sri Lanka, South Africa to the US, check out the coolest spots in the hottest climes

50 IDEAS FACTORY Design maestro Paola Navone’s Milanese apartment showcases her out-there aesthetic in stunning fashion

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SHELF LIFE Mix up your open-plan space with Cattelan Italia’s new Hudson bookcase, which handily doubles as a room divider. The linear metal frame deftly houses wooden shelves that come in a choice of Canaletto walnut, burned oak, or embossed in black or white and look equally beautiful from any angle. We’re so over walls – you can’t even store things in them. From approx £1,345 (cattelanitalia.com)

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A passion for pattern rules on the King’s Road

WE’RE FOLLOWING OSBORNE & LITTLE @osborneandlittle # WE LOVE how diverse the wallpaper, fabric and trimmings brand is, with its collections inspired by everything from nature to architecture. Plain walls? We don’t think so.

SW EET TR E ATS Having pick ’n’ mix for dinner has become acceptable, thanks to Arper’s Catifa 46 collection – a set of dining chairs that are fully customisable. Choose from a palette of soft Rosé, Yellow, Ivory, Smoke and Petrol and change everything from the seat pad to the legs. The only problem will be deciding which one to sit on. From £194.40 each (arper.com)

# WE EYED UP the King’s Road showroom, which has just been decorated with the latest launches by Nina Campbell and Matthew Williamson, as well as own-brand designs. Oh, it’s looking good.

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[ Get fit ] Your new workout plan should include a piece of RI Active, River Island’s fashionfocused sports kit. 7KH FROOHFWLRQ LVÀOOHG with breathable crop tops, leggings and double-layered vests, alongside outerwear, designed to sculpt the body as well as being on trend – perfect for wandering about in even if it’s not to the gym. (riverisland.com)

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# WE WANT to do up our whole house in the new Matthew Williamson designs, with Indian and subcontinental themes such as playful paisleys, exotic animals and vibrant tones.

# WE’RE EXCITED about Osborne & Little’s next collab – up-and-coming designer Kit Miles is bringing his bright, whimsical world to walls. # WE’RE READY IRUVRPHÀQLVKLQJ touches for our schemes, which is rather handy as there’s a collection of decorative braids on the way.

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SIG N U P! [ KLC career watch ] We’ve teamed up with KLC School of Design to create a free – yes free – online design course. The Power of Colour is a four-week programme that examines the cultural and artistic elements of colour and how it works in the home – and the wider world. Enrol from 17 October. (klc. co.uk/living)

AND, RELAX… Gleaming gold lines and inviting curves – there’s a real danger that once you settle back into this Mulberry Leaf lounger you won’t be getting up any time soon. Fill the wide metal chair (also available in a Powder Black version) with comfy cushions and throws and prepare for some serious long-term lounging. £295 (grahamandgreen.co.uk) lifestyleetc.co.uk / November 2016

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JUST DESSERTS Loafâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pudding sofa is an intelligent little thing. Besides being deliciously comfy and looking good enough to sink your teeth into, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s covered in this clever velvet, an incredibly durable fabric thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spill-resistant, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s okay if you do cover it in custard. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a second helping pleaseâ&#x20AC;Ś Maybe the matching armchair. From ÂŁ1,475 (loaf.com)

Heritage Danish brand Vipp may be known for its classic pedal bins, but in recent years, it has expanded into other functional-yet-stylish pieces, such as taps and shelving. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s produced a lighting range, with the five aluminium-and-mesh designs called Floor, Table, Wall, Wall Spot and Pendant. And why so curt? The collection is the only lighting that the brand will produce, so each is known simply by its positioning in the room. Pendant, ÂŁ289 (vipp.com)

TH E CE I N D U LG E N

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You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be needing a new set of heels any time soon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the luxe shoe labelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CR17 capsule collection is based around personalisation and each pair comes with brooches, buttons and pompoms. Dress them up or down, depending on the type of soirĂŠe youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gracing your presence with. From ÂŁ595 (jimmychoo.com)

SPELL IT OUT

PANEL SHOW With a body made of extra-light matt-white crystal, Nendoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Layers bookshelf for Glas Italia features hanging screens of coloured glass as doors. These warming, autumnal tones slide across each other, creating new hues and shapes as they overlap â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it would almost be a shame to put stuff in it. From approx ÂŁ6,782.40 (glasitalia.com)

Upgrade your kitchen blackboard and your to-do list with Life of Jayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vintage-style letter board. Previously only available if you stole one from your local hipster coffee joint, you can now write your lists and notes in retro, monochrome style â&#x20AC;&#x201C; guilt free. ÂŁ45 (lifeofjay.com)

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CO L L A B A L E RT LINLEY X MATTHEW HILTON CARTOON CAPERS Our favourite Disney duo have crossed the Atlantic and are getting up to some escapades with patriotic British brand Cath Kidston. Mickey and Minnie pop up among polka dots and frolic through iconic floral patterns. As limited editions, they can’t stay forever, but they sure are having a wonderful holiday. Bag charm, £9.50; and iPhone case, £22 (cathkidston.com)

It’s a match made in furniture heaven as heritage brand Linley and award-winning designer Matthew Hilton team up, channelling their exemplary craftsmanship and elegant design into a collection of exquisitely made tables, chairs, sofas and storage pieces in marquetry, hand-dyed woods and tailored upholstery. Spectacular. (davidlinley.com)

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BEAUTY MARK Handmade in Denmark by Sara Held, the copper disc of this Flaming Clock was utterly transformed when exposed to fire, triggering a chemical reaction that created unique patterns on the surface. Yes, there’s a scientific explanation, but is it as interesting as these beautiful colours? Not really… Approx £67 (nordicmakers.com)

[ Jean therapy ] Introducing the only colour walls should be wearing in 2017 – Dulux’s Colour of The Year (drum roll, please), Denim Drift. A versatile grey-blue, it echoes the sentiment of simplicity that’s set to dominate next year – taking over our interiors in the same way that jeans rule over our wardrobes. £29.99 for 2.5l (dulux.co.uk)

WI N ! THE AMARA COLLECTION Amara has launched an in-house collection that spans everything from tableware and lighting to bed linen. And to celebrate, we’re giving away a £1,000 gift card for the site. Tweet us at with #AmaraEtc and tell us which of the four key trends is your favourite – visit lifestyleetc.co.uk for more info. (amara.com)

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[ Heady mix ]

TOP OF THE CL A SS Step on to the top floor of Heal’s on Tottenham Court Road and you’ll find even more incredible brands than usual. Concessions by Timothy Oulton, Ligne Roset, Vitra, Moroso and Porada (to name but a few) are forming Heal’s Designer Collections, totally transforming the space into a global, one-stop style shop. Better hire a moving van… (heals.com)

ARTFUL DISPLAY Giving the dresser a chic update is the Buxton Blue by Next Home, its finely finished solid oak allowing it to shine in a modern kitchen, as well as next to the Aga. Fill it with your best china – or if your tableware collection has a few more cracks in it than you’d prefer, just buy the sideboard as a standalone piece. Buxton Blue dresser top, £450; and sideboard, £750 – or both for £1,075 (next.co.uk)

Charlotte Tilbury has stepped into the perfume arena with her first fragrance, Scent of a Dream. With notes of frankincense, pepper and violet, it’s an utterly unique smell, creating a new perfume category – floral chypre – which needs to be sniffed to be believed. From £49 (charlotte tilbury.com)

FINAL FLOURISH It’s hard to understate architectural icon Zaha Hadid’s influence on 21st-century design, with her fluid, elegant shapes instantly recognisable on buildings across the globe. Developed by Hadid earlier this year, Collection 2016 will bring a piece of her magic into your home through decorative pieces such as vases and plates, created in her unique, dynamic style.

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DOGGIE RULES As we’re sorted with somewhere stylish to sleep, Savoir Beds is now giving our furry friends the same treatment. Just like the beds for humans, The Pet Snug is bespoke, so you can customise its size for anything from mini dachshunds to Great Danes, pick your fabrics and have their names engraved in gold. The least they can do is fetch your slippers in return. From £995 (savoirbeds.co.uk)

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[ Bright idea ] Art label Bag&Bones is on to a winner. Its LED lights emanate neon, but without any of the usual hassle. They’re lightweight, durable and easy to cart around, as well as coming in a glowing array of playful designs. You can also work with them to create something unique, from your fave word or lyric to (if you really want) a luminous portrait of yourself.

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Splattered, dipped or dappled… The latest vases are all about funky finishes

Exclusive handmade vase, £35, Melisa Dora at notonthehighstreet.com

Cosy Retreat bottle vase, £24, M&S

Rezzo vase, £30, Habitat

Fat Ceramics vase, £90, Piet Hein Eek at Rume

Pran 03 vase, approx £126.90, POSITION-Collective at Clippings.com

Metallic Belly vase, £228, Jonathan Adler

Tall Turquoise vase, £10.95, House Doctor at Rigby & Mac

Canyon XXL vase, £62.50, Abigail Ahern

Yuki vase, £54, Studio Arhoj at The Goodhood Store

Research / Brittany Dawson lifestyleetc.co.uk / November 2016

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SHOP-FIT STORAGE

The latest shelving takes its cue from retail

Arabesque counter, £8,000, Anthropologie

Good Lad bookcase, £695, Loaf Versailles bookcase with ladder, £1,499, Maisons du Monde

Provençal demi armoire, £1,120, The French Bedroom Company

Galerist display cabinet, £7,896, Christophe Pillet for Lema

Duo shelf system, £370, Praktrik at LivingetcEdit.com

Display cabinet, £950, The White Company

Rufus bookcase, £1,395, Andrew Martin

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Haresfield Grande velvet sofa in Scarborough Azure, £2,853, Sofas & Stuff

Goldfinger Apartment velvet sofa in Rialto Navy, approx £3,200, Jonathan Adler Earl Grey mohair Chesterfield in Turmeric, £1,598, Love Your Home

Windsor cotton sofa in Wemyss Cascada Feather Grey, £4,835 (plus fabric), The Sofa & Chair Company

Young Bean vintage linen sofa in Pale Rose, £2,045, Loaf

Onkel step melange sofa in Gabriel in Dark Grey, £1,999, Normann Copenhagen at Houseology

New York Suite cotton-velvet sofa in Lario, £2,744, Sergio Bicego for Saba Italia

Laurence cotton and linen sofa in Oatmeal, £829, Swoon Editions

Mistral leather sofa in Cognac, £3,200, Heal’s

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Fly 2 velvet sofa in Midnight Blue, £3,299, Space Copenhagen for &Tradition at Aram Store

Costello cotton-velvet sofa in Elephant, £1,680, sofa.com

Amelie velvet sofa in Giselle Black, £1,829, Parker Knoll

Chiltern cotton-velvet sofa in Designers Guild’s Nobili in Olive Green, £2,850, The Conran Shop

375 velour sofa in Mineral, from approx £2,700, Walter Knoll

Plumy velvet sofa, £3,485, Ligne Roset at Chaplins

Shoreditch velvet sofa in Isla Finch, £1,640, Neptune

Wellington velvet sofa in Midnight Blue, £1,785, Graham and Green

Clark cotton-velvet sofa in Peacock Blue, £999.90, Maisons du Monde

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SNUGGLERS

Elliott cotton/linen love seat in Chic Grey, £499, Made.com

Darcy velvet snuggler in Designers Guild’s Varese in Scarlet, from £1,190, Arlo & Jacob

Dexter linen-mix snuggler in Grey Camden, £869; and cushions, from £29 each, all Multiyork

Larine linen settee, £755, Out There Interiors

Ottoman in Elastic 2 wool-mix in Red, from £2,150, Scholten & Baijings for Moroso

Crono cashmere sofa, from approx £4,300, Antonio Citterio for Flexform

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Tango velvet sofa in Marble Butterfly in Jade, £1,869, Duresta for Matthew Williamson at Harrods

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Rothley velvet love seat in Rose, £999, M&S

No002 leather snuggler in Selvaggio Parchment, £1,799, Design Project at John Lewis


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TIERED CAKE STANDS Take afternoon tea to another level with one of these funky designs

Two-tier platter, approx £40, Jansen+co for Serax

Just Slate cake stand, £50, Houseology

Masked Skull & Time Flies cake stand, £118, Rory Dobner

Floating Earth cake stand, £390, Ma Yan Song for Alessi

Caravan cake stand, £35, Seletti for Yoox

Pineapple cake stand, £49.50, M&S

Cuckoo cake stand, £65, Wedgwood

Adelaide cake stand, £235, Astier De Villatte at Petersham Nurseries

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Designer Walter Knoll team, 1956. Details Leather and powder-coated steel armchair, from £1,539, Walter Knoll at Aram Store. Background As much a symbol of Germany’s post-war renaissance as an iconic piece of mid-century furniture, the 369 ‘bucket’ armchair heralded the arrival of a pan-European aesthetic that still dominates the interiors scene 60 years later. Taking its cue from both the curvy silhouette of Fifties Scandi style and the more minimal, architectural lines of Bauhaus design, the 369 was a radical attempt to combine elements of the avant-garde with the everyday. With Germany still suffering from the traumatic events of the Thirties and Forties, its launch was met with some bemusement at first, being so far removed from the prevailing style mood of the era. Nevertheless, the 369 immediately struck a chord within the industry and was soon adorning Berlin’s Hilton Hotel, where international travellers were bowled over by its warm, embracing shape. In continuous production since then, the 369 was re-imagined with this perforated leather upholstery as part of a special series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Stuttgart-based brand. Sleek and sensual, the 369 thoroughly deserves its status as a modern masterpiece – a ‘bucket’ armchair with buckets of style.

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IDEAS FACTORY Iconic designer Paola Navone’s inspiring new home fuses

influences from global travel with her out-there aesthetic

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HOME PROFILE THE OWNER Italian architect and designer Paola Navone. THE PROPERTY A split-level apartment in Milan, located on the top floor and mezzanine of an industrial building. There’s a living room, kitchen, master bedroom with en suite and walk-in wardrobe and WC on the ground floor. Housed in the mezzanine is a guest bedroom suite, dining room and library. Large terraces wrap around two sides of the apartment, while Paola’s design studio occupies the floor below.

LI V ING ROOM A large table made from recycled pallets becomes a platform for old cork-tree logs filled with plants. Some of Paola’s ceramic finds from around the world, see opposite, have been used to make an unusual wall feature. Get the look For similar reclaimed-wood tables, try Retrouvius.

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LI V ING ROOM The eye skips between different shades of turquoise and go-faster stripes of orange piping in the sofa, designed by Paola Navone for Gervasoni, which sits opposite a ceramics-laden coffee table. Get the look This is Gervasoni’s Ghost sofa. The Vulcano table is by Paola Navone for Poliform, custom designed with an eye motif. Try Lassco for similar salvaged metal storage units.

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HOMES / ETC LI V ING ROOM Inspired by native Australian drawings, the metal treads on the staircase have been varnished with polka dots and wrap around a painted tree. Get the look For ethnic ceramics, visit Anthropologie. Hollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House stocks painted wooden branches.

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‘IT’S BECAUSE OF THE LIGHT

that I chose this as my home. It has an intense, direct light, like in Paris,’ says Paola Navone, the renowned Italian architect, product designer, interior decorator, curator – basically, all-round design wonder woman. The light – hard and bright – bounces from the surfaces and angles of this incredible apartment; a living space constructed between the concrete breeze-block walls and steel joists of a factory building in the Tortona district of Milan. It’s an unlikely place to set up house – an area filled with mechanics’ workshops and tatty industrial buildings – but it suits Paola’s sensibilities perfectly. Her design studio is on the ground floor, a workshop of ideas where her vision is translated and synthesised by her team. Upstairs, the home she has been creating for more than two years, and recently moved into, is a space to dream. It’s a crazy, crowded, captivating expression of one woman and her

Paola Navone’s home is testament to her passion for linking different elements from around the world.

passions, collected from every corner of the globe. When Paola bought the space she was able to add an extra metal floor, including a mezzanine and terraces on the side of the building. ‘This enabled me to have big windows to bring in light and enhance the indoor-outdoor connection,’ says Paola. ‘Travelling has become my way of breathing, thinking and being,’ she admits. ‘I have a nomadic eye that never stops watching, being surprised or linking different elements.’ At home in her apartment, it’s as if she has curated a museum of memories and inspiration – basins made from woks bought in Asian markets; a collection of French ceramics; Chinese lamp shades; Moroccan urns; Italian chandeliers. In the mix are products she has designed under her own name and for international brands – the commercial, physical outcome of her wanderlust. She calls it ‘the anthropology of things’. ‘Combining objects is like introducing a group of people; you put them in the same room and see what happens. Sometimes they become friends,’ she says. For the structure and layout of her home, Paola has taken her cue from its location and used industrial materials to intersect the rectangular space. The steel mezzanine is bolted on to roughly built boxes that house the dining room, kitchen and guest room. The living room and her bedroom are at either end. Tiled strips and squares, set between cobbles, define paths and living areas. A corrugated metal roof roosts on top of the building. This is a home infused with Paola’s passion and spirit, from the oil-drum garden at the entrance to the vegetable plot on the terrace. The colours come from a palette that she has made her own – teal and grey, lacquer red and weedy green. Motifs and materials recur; chairs and chequerboard floors; pebbles and polka dots; and painted eyes, looking up from tables. ‘I like putting opposites together; big with small, shiny with matt. Different elements will create harmony or contrast. And I like imperfection,’ she says. That sense of the unexpected is pure Navone. ‘My life has been an unplanned trip, but where I am is home,’ she says, before picking up her passport and heading out the door again. See more of Paola’s work at paolanavone.it 54

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K ITCHEN ‘I love to cook here and enjoy filling the space with cookware picked up on my travels,’ says Paola. Flashes of colour come from Chinese red pendant lights, a professional meat slicer and the stacks and stacks of recipe books. Get the look Find similar floor tiles at Mandarin Stone. Nisbets sells catering equipment.

TER R ACE The terrace is edged with cement tanks planted with succulents, cacti and Paola’s collection of edible plants. Two 19th-century Thai bronze armchairs provide grand garden seating. Get the look English Salvage sells ornate vintage garden chairs.

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MEZZ A NIN E At one end of the bespoke upper floor, a Thirties aluminium writing desk and metal stool provide a study space. Get the look This is the Nicolle chair by Dyke & Dean. Find a similar desk at Elemental.

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HOME TRUTHS What music makes you want to dance? The songs of Pascal of Bollywood – a French singer in Indian style. Do you have a favourite perfume? It’s an old one – Diorissimo by Christian Dior. What do you do in your time off? I go to the beach, see a movie, or cook. I love chopping onions and making simple dishes such as pasta with tomato sauce. Favourite fashion designer? Issey Miyake. His clothes are like architecture. What luggage do you use? Dark blue Globe-Trotter suitcases. When one’s damaged, the company repairs it for you. Which pieces sum up home for you? A practical kitchen, huge sofa, books and music.

MEZZ A NIN E Tucked in the eaves, beneath the roof, the library is a tranquil, light-filled space. Casually strewn rugs add softness and comfort. Get the look The shelving is by Opinion Ciatti. This is the Long Capricorn chair by Vladimir Kagan. The rugs are from the Tiger collection by Paola Navone for Crate & Barrel.

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GUEST BATHROOM A Moroccan bowl has been turned into a basin, placed on top of a tiled metal table in the guest bathroom. Industrial lights suspended from scaffolding provide illumination. Get the look This mirror is by Paola Navone for Crate & Barrel. London Basin Company sells decorative basins like this one.

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HOMES / ETC GUEST BEDROOM White walls and touches of grey keep this space chic and simple. Get the look Try Skinflint for hanging pendant lights. Decorative and monochrome bedding can be found at West Elm.

LIVINGETC LOVES The soaring steel, angled windows and the steep metal roof, all of which turn the apartment into a geometry lesson. A world vision that celebrates, not colonises, design and inspiration from Asia to Australia and everywhere in between. That trademark palette of steel grey, teal and red. Ceramic displays that slot together like a jigsaw, whether it’s on a tabletop or a wall. Planting that brings a sense of the wild to roof terraces, like weeds growing on waste ground. How cheap raw materials – painted bricks, concrete, oil drums – create a backdrop of raw beauty for curated treasures.

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KEY SURFACES

FROM LEFT Maquillage 17233-005 printed velvet, £122 per m, Paola Navone for Dominique Kieffer at Rubelli; Flame Red perfect matt emulsion, £40 for 2.5l, Designers Guild; and Blue Patchwork encaustic tile, £120 per sq m, Bert & May

KEY PRODUCTS

Fish wall ornament, £12.95, Graham and Green

Nixon cabinet, £995, Abigail Ahern

Bamboo M2 pendant, £225, Ay Illuminate at The Conran Shop

Fahima candlesticks, £170 for three, Out There Interiors

Ceramic carafe, £91, Mud Australia at Selfridges

Oriental stool/side table, £225, Orchid

Nathalie bed in Grey Blue canvas, £3,221 (mattress not included), Flou at Aram Store

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distressed GlAMoUR Marry aged metallics, patinated finishes and shots of black for a bewitching take on rough luxe

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A subtle patina funked up with flecks of gold gives this contemporary wallpaper a beautifully weathered look. WALLS Papered in Cobra CA33 wallpaper, £65 per m, Brian Yates. FURNITURE Mica console table, £499, Content by Terence Conran. DETAILS Great Expectations book clutch, £52.50, Bookarelli at Etsy. Enea faux flower, £9.95, Rockett St George. Candleholder; and tea-light holder, £70 each, Out There Interiors. For a similar gilt picture frame, try Etsy, from £45. Great Expectations quote print, £14.97, NoodleBookArt at Etsy. For a similar magnifying glass, try India Jane, £29.50. Silenzio scented candle, £115, Fornasetti at Amara. Chester wall light, £298.80, Original BTC.

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A wallpaper with an aged metallic effect brings sophisticated drama to a modern hallway. WALLS Papered in Antique Mirror 92/2009 wallpaper, £85 per roll, Cole & Son. FURNITURE Birdy side table, £80, Urban Outfitters. DETAILS Vase, £35, Conran for M&S. Ilaria faux flower, £9.95, Rockett St George. For a similar vintage jacket, try Annie’s, £150; and for similar boots, try Boden, £90. Clear Eyes umbrella, £36.50, Kate Spade New York at Amara.

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Throw expectations off balance by combining a luxurious velvet with a decayed-effect pattern. WALL Painted in Purbeck Stone estate emulsion, £39.50 for 2.5l, Farrow & BalI. WINDOWS Curtains made in Victoria Lace voile panels, £10 each, John Aird at Amazon. FURNITURE Isaac sofa, from £1,290, sofa.com; upholstered in Antica 9001/03 cotton-mix in Gun Metal, £130 per m, Black Edition at Romo. Mad King armchair, £4,134, Marcel Wanders for Poliform. Nim coffee table, £7,950, Pinch. Side table, £149.99 (for two), Zara Home. FLOOR Artwork 22 rug, £1,980 per sq m, Jan Kath for Front. DETAILS Martinez S chandelier, £1,095, Eichholtz at Sweetpea & Willow. Burlesque scented candle, £115, Fornasetti at Amara. Jacket, £50, M&S. Brass hands nutcracker, £198, Jonathan Adler. For similar cloches, try John Lewis, from £20 each.


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Add a new level of interest to well-worn furniture with a faux-faded fabric. WALLS Lined with Victoria Lace voile panels, as before; and colour washed with Pitch Black estate emulsion, £39.50 for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball. FURNITURE Vintage re-upholstered armchair, £900, The French House; back and arms covered in Temptation 37850327 cotton, £101.90 per m, Casamance at Colony. FLOOR Artwork 22 rug, as before. DETAILS Iron torchère, £150 Retrouvius. Picture frame, £25, Daggett Gallery.

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Break with tradition by dressing a chimney breast in mismatched parquet tiles. WALLS Painted in Purbeck Stone and Pitch Black estate emulsions, as before. Chimney breast tiled with oak planks in Dalston (light), Hoxton (medium) and Bronx (dark), all £120 per sq m, Urbanist collection at Ted Todd. FURNITURE Vintage armchair, Nim coffee table and side table, all as before. Alseda stool, £20, Ikea. FLOOR Artwork 22 rug, as before. DETAILS Line Two floor lamp, £529, Norr11 at Heal’s. Vase and cloche, as before. Malachite Pyramid stacking box, £398 Jonathan Adler. Swan Head vase, £16, Graham and Green. Throw, £192, Larusi. Potted faux-staghorn plant, £80, Abigail Ahern.


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Filter the light with a mock-distressed window dressing to create an atmospheric mood. WINDOW Curtain made in Moda polyester-mix in Silver, £72 per m, Kai. FURNITURE Stefan dining chair, £14, Ikea. Gatsby Gold shelving unit, £375, Rockett St George. DETAILS Crockery, from £46 for a cereal bowl, Mud Australia.

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For a subtle take on dishevelled style, keep a chic chair cover frayed at the edges. WINDOW Curtain, as before. FURNITURE Clay table, £3,876, Marc Krusin for Desalto at Chaplins. Stefan dining chairs, as before. DETAILS Chair cover made in Serpentine 332664 cotton-mix in Blue Malachite, £82 per m, Zoffany. Plaster busts, from £650 each, Kathy Dalwood. Teapot, £40; milk jug, £20; and teacup and saucer, £14, all Etsy. Canvas painted in Pitch Black estate emulsion, as before. Ida tray, leaning against the wall, £120, Graham and Green. Copper frame window, from £42, Retrouvius.


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Update the trend for foxed glass with an off-beat arrangement of brass-edged mirrors. DETAILS Brass-framed antiqued mirrors, from £780 per sq m, Rupert Bevan. Arthur pendant, £59, Made.com. For a similar apothecary jar, try Brissi, £18. Linen hand towels, £12 for two, Greige.

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Louche draping gives this faded Jacquard velvet a sense of easy glamour. FURNITURE Circlet nesting side tables, £125 for two, Next Home. DETAILS Shower curtain made in Forsyth FDG2546/01 Jacquard velvet in Celadon, £198 per m, Designers Guild; trimmed with Ebony Cut 33119/9880 polyester fringe, £50 per m, Houlès. Hand jewellery stand, £29; and Treasure box, £49, Rockett St George. For a similar bath brush, try Twentytwentyone, £23. Marijuana Girl by Gerald Jenkins framed print, from £500, Platinum collection at 55 MAX.

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Classic marbled wallpaper is given a modern twist with an edgy metallic sheen. WALLS Papered in Makrana W6956-03 wallpaper, £64 per roll, Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little. WINDOW Curtains made in Victoria Lace voile panels, as before. FURNITURE City Perch bed, £1,700, Anthropologie. Hexagonal side table, £195, Graham and Green. FLOOR Charcoal Grey rugs, from £30 each, Next Home. DETAILS Bolle Tavolo 3 table lamp, £990, Massimo Castagna for Gallotti&Radice. Teacup and saucer, as before. Bed linen in Rust and Chalk, from £48 for a pillowcase, Larusi. Frances pillowcases, £39.50 for the bedding set, M&S. Charcoal faux-fur throw, £284, Helen Moore at Amara. Vintage wedding dress, £175, Venelle at Etsy.

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Linblomma linen quilt cover, from £50 (plus two pillowcases); Ängslilja pillowcases in light blue and grey, from £29 for four (plus quilt cover); and Gäspa pillowcases in dark grey, £5 each, all Ikea

From luxe linen to hi-tech relaxation devices, Livingetc snuggles up with 40 of the chicest beddy buys

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Toddler bed, £855, Kutikai at Olive Loves Alfie

Street mirror, £93.98, MEJD at LivingetcEdit.com

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Unlike most pocket-sprung mattresses that have deep springs, this innovative design features 4,000 mini springs so it can be rolled up for easy delivery. Double mattress, £599, Drift

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Calm prompt cards, £10, School of Life

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Beatrice velvet bed and headboard, from £999 (mattress not included), Love Your Home

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Want to wake up to the smell of coffee and fresh croissants? This alarm clock works by releasing your scent of choice.

Holden storage bench, £269, Swoon Editions

Olfactory alarm clock, £78, Sensorwake at Harrods

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Symons 1,000 thread count bed linen; and Symons 1,000 thread count Stripe bed linen, both from £55 for a pillowcase, The White Company

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Mrs Night glass and carafe, from £45.60, Nude

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Marble stretch silk pyjama set, £290, Yolke

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Slogan Edition Touche Éclat highlighting pen, £25, YSL Beauty


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Mae king-size linen headboard in Virginia White Summer Forest, £1,550, Ensemblier

Willow king-size textured-weave divan, £1,295 (mattress not included), Button & Sprung

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Orleans rope chandelier, £235, Abigail Ahern

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Rose Pebble king-size cotton-velvet quilt, £195, Graham and Green

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John Lewis has launched a Duvet Menu service, so you choose the shape, size and tog that personally suits you.

Ananas lamp stand with Limerance Daley shade, £499.50, House of Hackney

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Sweetcase embroidered dreamcatcher, £35, Smallable

Sophia Deco Print bed set, from £39.50, M&S

Herbert Parkinson duvets, from £137 to £13,000, John Lewis

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Frankie bedside table, £199, West Elm

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Carina cotton bed linen, £120 for a king-size duvet set, Kas at John Lewis

Xanax pill box, £148, Jonathan Adler

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This is a short version of the British composer’s eight-hour digital recording, designed to send you straight to sleep. from Sleep by Max Richter CD, £9.75, Amazon

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Pedestal Tile tray, £195, Flavia Del Pra at The Conran Shop

This nifty device works with an app to send low-energy waveforms that energise or relax to your head or neck. Module and strip set, £299, Thync at Harrods

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Fiesta silk bed linen, £295 for a king-size duvet cover, Gingerlily

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Palm Tree and Giraffe silk and velvet cushion, £95, Emma J Shipley at Liberty

Sublime Ribelle chemise, £130, Heidi Klum Intimates

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Children’s duvet set, £19.99; cushion covers, from £4.99 each; rug, £24.99; and basket, £14.99, all H&M Home

Cosy all-in-one, from £22.50, Boden

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Deep Sleep pillow spray, £30, This Works

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Hue Wellness table lamp, £99.99, Philips

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Ray fitness and sleep trackers, £79.99 each, Misfit at Selfridges

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Sheepskin rug, from £55, Origin Rugs at House of Fraser

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Quilt bedspread, from £395, Lexington

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SPORTS LUXE Be a cheerleader for this season’s smart preppy look, with its strong shapes and bold, energising colours

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These walnut dumbbell paperweights could double as a deskerciser when you need a quick workout. Dumbbell paperweights, £85 each, Linley. Whistle, £10, Attol at Amazon. Habibi tray table, £1,818, e15 at Viaduct. Books, from a selection at Amazon and Rockett St George. Evergreen sofa, for details, see overleaf.

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On your marks – keep up to the minute with this stopwatch-inspired clock. Dotty wall clock, £65, Alessi. Upcycled sideboard, £1,450, The Old Cinema. Gradient baskets, from £17 each, Pols Potten at Amara. Garden spheres, £59.95 for four, gardens2you.co.uk. Sagaform water bottle, £12, Urban Outfitters. Cap, stylist’s own.


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A knockout piece for any pad, this modular sofa sports clean lines and elegant footwork. Evergreen cotton/linen-mix sofa in Lola, £16,590, Antonio Citterio for Flexform. Imola leather armchair, £3,785, BoConcept. Roman console, £2,150, Terence Conran for Benchmark. Habibi tray table, as before. Yumi floor lamp, £1,310, FontanaArte. Naga throw, £70, Vivaraise at Amara. Boxing gloves, £20; and football, £25, Robert Frederick. Garden sphere, as before. Notebook, £25; and placemat/wall mirror, on mantel, £12.95, Rockett St George. M.Ali canvas, £675, 55 MAX. Sol Y Sombra salad bowl, on console, £154.60, Christian Lacroix at Amara. Striped rug, £1,200, Tom Dixon at Heal’s.

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Work will be a pleasure at a sleek desk – remember to take time out to practise your ball skills. Qwerty desk, £1,276; and leather pad (optional), £251, Andrea Lucatello for Cattelan Italia at Harrods. Optical floor lamp, £895, Lee Broom. On desk, from left, pencil holder, £59; and paperweight, £130, Another Country; wall square, £62; and semicircle stand, £72, Ferm Living at Places and Spaces; pen rest, £162, Another Country; bottle opener, £26, Ferm Living at Places and Spaces; pen case, £93; pen container, £72; and pencil and note holder, £59, Another Country; and candleholder, £45, Pols Potton at Amara. Exercise ball, £6.85, Amazon.


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Its good looks and hi-tech material make this chair a champion. Cradle chair, £2,274, Benjamin Hubert for Moroso. Esu shelving, £1,396, Eames for Vitra at Heal’s. Prop floor light, £2,799, Bertjan Pot for Moooi. Stone floor candleholder, £500, Tom Dixon at Selfridges. Bounce, 2013 oil on canvas, £2,500, Juliette Pearce. 8 ball trophy, £15, Awards of London. Concrete jar, £15; and glass bottle, £19, Nordic House. Minimalux bulb, £210, Another Country. Warrior bag, £350, Monreal London. Pelton Multi rug, £150, Heal’s. Black vinyl flooring, £28 per sq m, The Colour Flooring Company.

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Add a winning look to your trophy shelf with this cool lamp. Pom Pom table lamp, £484, Matteo Cibic for Calligaris. RIG shelving system, £1,577, MA/U Studio at Viaduct. Midas bar stool, £99, Rockett St George. Trophies, from £5.80 each, Awards of London. Baseball, £10, Robert Frederick. U candleholder, £195, Minimalux at Viaduct. Linea neon light in Blue, for details, see opposite. Adidas Memo Game, £16.50, Rockett St George. Shoes, stylist’s own.


SHOPPING / ETC

Sporty style reaches new levels with this ping-pong table – much more fun than a classic six seater. You & Me ping-pong table, £1,795, RS Barcelona at The Conran Shop. Roquebrune chairs, £915 each, Eileen Gray at Aram Store. RIG shelving system, as before. Lazy Basketball chair, £595, Panik-Design. Mini Crescent chandelier, £1,495, Lee Broom. Linea neon light in Blue, £60, Graham and Green. Missoni Home Sigmund throw, on shelving, £338; and Normann Copenhagen Tint throw, £74.90, Amara. Planters and vases, from a selection; and champagne bucket/wine cooler, £48, Rockett St George. Rugby ball, £40, Robert Frederick. Bomber jacket, £55, Rokit. Water bottles, from £18, Urban Outfitters.

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A contemporary take on climbing bars gives a four-poster gym class. Copeland king-size bed, £450, Habitat. Pig bench, £925, Steuart Padwick for Benchmark. Joe Lounge chair in Lloyd Loom, £649, Vincent Sheppard. Bis leather ottoman, £370, Natuzzi. Lago mirror tables, £595 for three, Another Brand. Iconic Sports canvas, from £145, Vintage Festival collection at Surface View. Cushion, £95, Anna-Lisa Smith at Liberty. Towel ring, £18, Rockett St George. Leggings, on ring, £145; and tank, on ottoman, £145, Monreal London. Recycled blanket, £30, Graham and Green. Biella Midnight & Wedgwood bed linen, from £99 for a single duvet cover, Designers Guild. Tint throw, as before. Josephine lamp, £185, Pols Potten at Amara. Tumbler alarm clock, £115, Menu at Places and Spaces. Solar rug, from £179, Conran at M&S.

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that all-important sense of space. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re after an easy update, seek out the soulful, handmade accessories â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from simple glass jars in all shapes and sizes to tactile earthenware crockery thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideal for comfort food-feasting. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this creative mix of crafty details and diverse materials thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll bring character and substance to your home. In need of some textile inspiration? Alongside its trademark palette of soft, warm whites and greys, Neptune has expanded its library of rich velvets to include a hot-right-now mustard (called Finch, after the bird). And in a first outing for florals, it has introduced a delightfully blowsy cabbage-rose print. We think the slightly faded, nostalgic motif is the perfect way to build your colour confidence. For more decorating ideas, why not check out the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library of more than 40 fabulous fabrics? Then layer up with subtly checked blankets and chunky woven throws to create interesting contrasts of touch-me texture.


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PERIOD DRAMA Its beautiful bones may be ancient, but Niki and Kenton’s period villa pops with glamorous 21st-century touches – luxe furnishings, vivid colours and oversized chandeliers…

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HOME PROFILE THE OWNERS Niki Jones, head strategist for an ad agency, her husband Kenton, director at an online travel agency, and children Amber, nine, and Jake, seven. Plus guinea pigs Buddy and Chewy. THE PROPERTY A semidetached Victorian villa in Kent with a lobby, living room, kitchen-diner, snug, study, utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor. On the first floor is the master bedroom suite, guest bedroom and a shower room. On the top floor are the children’s bedrooms, family bathroom and a study/guest bedroom. The cellar houses a playroom and wine store.

ENTR A NCE ‘When I was trying out colours, so many people begged me not to paint the front door pink,’ says Niki. ‘But when I began painting on the grey undercoat, Kenton and I both thought, “No way, we’ve got to have some fun”.’ Get the look Niki and Kenton’s front door is painted in Dulux’s Russian Velvet 4 eggshell. The shoe storage is from Cox & Cox and these are coat hooks from Rockett St George.

SN UG The room’s dark walls ensure that bold colours really ping. Once a hard-to-use hall, it’s now a great family space. Get the look The walls are painted in Valspar’s Royal Navy emulsion. The chandelier is from In House Junkie. The pineapple sconces are by Abigail Ahern. The vase is from Niki’s ceramics collection, gathered over many years.

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It’s like falling in love. Sometimes the feeling hits you and shouts: ‘I’m the one!’ Sometimes, it creeps up on you bit by bit. And for Niki and Kenton Jones, buying this house was definitely the latter. ‘When we first looked around, the house was dark, damp and cold,’ says Niki. ‘In fact, it felt uncomfortable to be in. But I took a picture of Kenton in the sitting room and he seemed so tiny because of the space. Later on, I remember thinking that maybe this was actually a really impressive house. It had started to grow on us.’ The couple had been living in London, with Amber, then five, and Jake, three, when Niki was offered a new job in a large town in Kent, 50 miles from the capital. ‘It was the catalyst for a lifestyle change,’ she says. ‘A great new job, good schools for the children and an exciting new place to live, not too far from the city.’ They sold up and rented for a nerve-racking 12 months, missing out on potential gems before finally settling on their slow-burn-love of a new home. Once finally in, Niki and Kenton embarked on nearly two years of building work. ‘We decided to live through it, rather than move out, so the whole process was extended, as we camped out around the house,’ she says. ‘Although there were moments – such as us having to cook with a makeshift hob attached to a work bench and wash up in the downstairs loo – overall it was a good move. It meant we were on site for every decision.’ The couple enlisted the help of architecture and interior design practice The Vawdrey House. ‘Our brief was to extend out the back and open up the space, which although grand architecturally speaking, was oddly cramped,’ says Niki. The flow between rooms was improved and the whole house was renovated from the roof to the once-damp cellar. ‘Jenny and Graeme, who own the practice, did all the structural stuff and came up with overall schemes, so that I could go shopping and choose the fittings I liked,’ says Niki. ‘And they were a brilliant sounding board.' The result is spectacular: a light, bright, spacious home that’s also warm and welcoming, and delights with unexpected surprises, such as a hidden door to the cellar and a home office tucked behind a sliding door to the kitchen-diner. Best of all, though, has to be the impressive snug-cum-bar area (actually the very large hall) that makes the ideal spot for drinks with friends or a comfy hideaway for the kids. Niki threw herself in to choosing colours and furnishings, spending hours on Pinterest and shopping around for interesting pieces. ‘I remember reading about a fashion designer who said: “If you can’t have fun with your clothes, what can you have fun with?” And I had this epiphany – your house is the ultimate expression of who you are and so I thought, “If you can’t have fun with your house, what can you have fun with?”’ She got braver with colour the more she experimented and went for broke with dark shades, especially in the snug and master bedroom, which make the rooms cosy and allow pops of pink and lemon to stand out. Re-using the larger pieces of furniture from their old house, she added an eclectic selection of lighting, rugs, art and accessories. It all works beautifully in the period rooms, which add their own character in the form of original floorboards, sash windows and deep cornices. While the end result is a kind of quirky, luxe glamour, it was by no means jaw-droppingly pricey – Niki’s a savvy shopper and high-street bargains mingle with ends of lines and sale items, not to mention the odd family hand-me-down or house-clearance find. And now that the dust has (literally) settled, are Niki and Kenton still feeling the love for their home? ‘The house is stunning and we enjoy it so much,’ she says. ‘When I come through the front door, I feel excited every time. I’m a creative person and this is the best thing I’ve ever created.’ Learn more about The Vawdrey House at thevawdreyhouse.com 108

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HOMES / ETC LOBBY High ceilings and huge sash windows give the entrance an airy and spacious feel. Get the look The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Great White estate emulsion, with woodwork in Royal Navy eggshell by Valspar. The encaustic tiles in the lobby are from Mosaic del Sur.

SN UG A built-in day bed is the perfect spot for a cuddle with a guinea pig. Get the look The yellow chair is from Swoon Editions, while the hide rug is from HomeSense. This marbletopped table is from Rockett St George. The Lustre Tile wallpaper that lines the alcove is by Zoffany.

DR IN K S CA BIN ET When Niki and Kenton bought the house, the staircase (added when the property was divided into two in the Fifties) created an awkward overhang that jutted out into the hall. The design team solved the problem by boxing in the stairs and building in to it this drinks cabinet, the day bed, plus a secret door to the cellar. ‘Every time I make myself a gin and tonic, I giggle inside,’ says Niki. Get the look The wine cooler is from ao.com.

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‘I actually feel really grateful to be here – it feels like a proper grown-up house’

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‘The main thing we fell in love with is the living room, with its original features,’ says Niki. ‘Especially the floor-length sash windows that you can lift up to walk out into the garden.’ Get the look The sofa.com ottoman is covered in a Designers Guild fabric. The rocking chair was a gift from Niki’s parents and is vintage Heal’s – find similar at Pamono. The Beatrice chandelier and Hex side table are both by Graham and Green. The Tassell wall light is from Curiousa & Curiousa. The rugs are from French Connection Home.


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K ITCHENDIN ER Once a small lean-to extension, the new kitchendiner is gloriously spacious, with sliding glass doors that lead on to the garden. Get the look The old Smallbone kitchen was reconfigured and repainted in Farrow & Ballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Black Blue and Skylight estate eggshells, with new handles from More Handles. The island is topped in Carrara marble from Sabre Stone. The splashback tiles are Microline white gloss by Tons of Tiles. The table was made by Tandem. The Ercol chairs were bought at a house clearance and spray-painted yellow by Niki.

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HOME TRUTHS Niki, what’s your guilty pleasure? Arancini Brothers risotto ball wrap. You dive in and never want to come out. Do you have a motto? Work hard. Be nice. Drink pink gin. Is there something new you would be excited to try? An app that organises beauty treatments. Just waiting for someone to invent it… What are you reading at the moment? The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. How do you relax? Friday family film night on the sofa with popcorn. What’s in the fridge? Loads of ingredients for juices and smoothies. We’re building up our defences for winter.

K ITCHENDIN ER White and brass lights create an eye-popping feature over the dining table. ‘It took so long to find them,’ says Niki. ‘We didn’t have a huge budget, so we just searched and searched.’ Get the look The lights are all from Rockett St George and Alexander & Pearl. The ostrich linocut is by Millie McCallum. The door is painted in Bowery Blue eggshell by Abigail Ahern.

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CLOA K ROOM Old-meets new in this eclectic ground-floor space. Get the look This is Jinsique wallpaper by Kelsey Proud at Rockett St George. The vintage Royal Doulton basin was re-used from the old upstairs bathroom. The WC is from Burlington. These are Design Two Hex floor tiles by Grestec Tiles. The hooks are from Anthropologie.

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HOMES / ETC THE BLUEPRINT

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M A STER BEDROOM Contemporary furniture and jolts of bright colour look fantastic against the period features and dark walls. ‘The floorboards are original,’ says Niki. ‘The previous owners had stained them in patches around their rugs, so we re-sanded and stained the lot.’ Get the look The walls are painted in Fired Earth’s Tempest emulsion. The bed is by sofa.com. The vintage pendant is from Retrouvius and the side table was a bargain buy from HomeSense.

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IDEAS TO STEAL MODERN VICTORIAN KEY FEATURE Built-in drinks cabinet A welcome surprise greets the guest who opens the cupboard under the stairs in Niki and Kenton’s snug. The fully stocked bar turns this part of the hallway into party central, perfect for drinks with friends. Conceived by designers The Vawdrey House (thevawdreyhouse.com), a similar commission would start at around £3,000-£4,000. If your budget can’t stretch to that, you could create a bar area using a combination of glass or stainless-steel shelving (try the Ekby range from Ikea), 12-bottle wooden wine racks, £55 each, from John Lewis, and a Bosch wine cooler, £469, from Ao.com.

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FROM LEFT Lustre Tile 310984 wallpaper, £89 per roll, Zoffany; Vreeland Pink matt emulsion, £40 for 2.5l, Designers Guild; and Hexagon Carbon Infusion polished tile in Marble, £91.81 per sq m, Topps Tiles

Eloise chandelier, £299, M&S

Marble-topped side table, £399, West Elm

Anderson sideboard, £599, Made.com

Buffalo vase, £17.50, Abigail Ahern

Callas mirror, £395, Graham and Green

Josephine velvet double bed in Airforce, £939, Love Your Home

Percy velvet armchair in Peony, £680, sofa.com

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HOME PROFILE THE OWNER Elias Kefalidis, a property developer. THE PROPERTY A triplex apartment, comprising the top three floors of a six-storey warehouse, built in 1892, in TriBeCa, Manhattan. On the fourth floor, there is a living area, kitchen/dining area, two bedrooms with en suites and a powder room. The fifth floor has the master bedroom suite, a guest suite and a library. The sixth floor is a new roof-top addition, which includes a family room, bedroom suite, WC and large terrace.

H A LLWAY Statement artwork and distinctly stylish chairs make even the hallway look gorgeous. Get the look These Autoban chairs are from De La Espada. The artwork is Cover, Girl#2 by Austyn Weiner. lifestyleetc.co.uk / November 2016

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HOMES / ETC LI V ING A R E A With its soaraway ceiling, abundance of windows and elevated walkway, this living space is simply stunning. Rough brick walls, wood floors and metal joinery create a modern industrial feel that stems from the apartmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warehouse roots. Get the look Find the Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra at The Conran Shop. The 1958 vintage print, left and inset, is by LĂŠo Kouper.

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STA IRCA SE The dramatic floating stairway was custommade. As architect Eran Chen says, ‘With this home, we tried to combine inspiration with comfort, glamour with warmth and individuality with an abiding sense of history.’ Get the look This is the BB.09.09 chandelier by Lindsey Adelman.

DINING A R E A With its elegant, elongated dining table and classic Eames chairs, this is the perfect spot for entertaining friends. Get the look Try Twentytwentyone for DCM chairs by Eames for Vitra.

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that eBay sells everything a wild imagination can conjure up, but a Manhattan apartment block? Apparently so. When property developer Elias Kefalidis was searching for a new home-cumdevelopment, a hunt on the people’s favourite auction site unearthed a gem. Slap-bang in the hip enclave of TriBeCa, a well-worn warehouse, built in 1892, stood in need of a hefty amount of TLC. It was an opportunity Elias just couldn’t resist. ‘An artist was living with his family in the building,’ recalls Elias. ‘He’d been there for about 15 years and it was in a terrible state of disrepair. I was pretty shocked when I first saw it – it looked like a demolition site.’ But the potential was obvious and Elias was keen to restore the building to its former glory. Unfortunately, the interior was so dilapidated, there was little to be salvaged, but after a two-year wrangle with the NYC conservation bigwigs, the exterior looked set to take a step back in time to its impressive Romanesque-Revival heyday. Elias called in Eran Chen of ODA Architecture, as they had previously worked on a similar project and Elias had been impressed with Eran’s talent for sensitively tackling the revival of an aged building’s crumbling bare bones. Remarkably, the process of turning the ramshackle shell into to-die-for dwellings took just eight months. The building was separated into four apartments, with Elias nabbing the upper levels as his own, and the renovations were meticulously planned. Eran, who founded ODA, says, ‘It was clearly a very special place, but it had been terribly neglected. When I discussed what needed to be done with Elias, we decided it should reflect contemporary living and be suitable for a New York lifestyle. We also had to make the right decisions on materials to unite the space with its remarkable history.’ Luckily, Elias and Eran were able to restore the building’s façade, incorporating the original mouldings, cornices, steel shutters and arched windows. Surprisingly, considering its history, they were still intact. When it came to Elias’s own apartment, the brief was to merge historical aesthetics with practical comfort. ‘I wanted it to feel in tune with its past,’ admits Elias, ‘but it still had to suit my lifestyle.’ The most striking feature is the double-height living area, with the mezzanine library floating above. It gives the space a sense of grandeur and quirkiness. ‘I love this,’ says Elias, smiling. ‘Hanging the catwalk from the new roof steel was an innovative idea and gives an added twist. Yet it’s never oppressive – the abundant steel casement windows and glass walkway allow light to flood in from every angle.’ As a discerning nod to bygone days, the exposed brickwork, wood beams (‘a fire regulation nightmare’), steel joinery and even the original shade of paint on the windows pay tribute to the building’s industrial legacy. ‘I wanted to respect the bones of the property.’ says Elias. ‘That felt crucial to me.’ The end result is a testament to design excellence, incorporating as it does the soul of the old and the heart of the new. ‘It’s a place where I feel relaxed and happy,’ says Elias. ‘Isn’t that what a home should be?’ See more of Eran Chen’s work at odaarchitecture.com


HOMES / ETC K ITCHEN/ DINING A R E A This snug kitchen, with its neutral colour, is tucked away neatly at one end of the space. The dining area seamlessly extends into the more sprawling landscape of the seating section. Get the look The bespoke cabinets were built by ODA Architecture. The Autoban sofa is from De La Espada.


K ITCHEN Glossy appliances, worktops and tiles give this practical corner of the living space a glam touch. Get the look The wall tiles are from Urban Archaeology. For a similar marble worktop, try Stone Age.

LIBR A RY DETA IL In addition to an impressive collection of books, the shelves house personal mementos, including starfish and animal ornaments, postcards and pictures. Get the look For similar bespoke library shelving, try Neville Johnson.

‘I just couldn’t resist the challenge of transforming a crumbling warehouse into a unique and personal home’

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LIBR A RY The reinforced-glass walkways of the mezzanine library seem to float above the living space and allow light to filter through. Get the look IQ Glass offers similar glass flooring.


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HOMES / ETC BATHROOM The bold lines of the black steel shower cabin make a striking contrast to the gentle mottled greys of the marble walls. Get the look The shower enclosure is from Optimum Window. The fittings are from Lefroy Brooks. For similar marble tiles, try Mandarin Stone.

POW DER ROOM With its pale ceramics and fittings, this is a peaceful place for guests to wash and brush up. Get the look The Lenox wall cabinet, basin and light fittings are from Urban Archaeology.

‘Comfort is important to me – I not only wanted period detail, but all the mod cons to suit a New York lifestyle’

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HOMES / ETC THE BLUEPRINT EN SUITE LIVING AREA

POWDER ROOM

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HALL GUEST BEDROOM LIBRARY

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BEDROOM Soft textiles, contrasting with the rough wood window ledge and exposed brick wall, up the luxe ante. Get the look The artwork above the bed is Bird Cage, 2011 by Jonas Wood. The bedside table is by George Nelson. Niels Bendtsen makes similar beds.

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IDEAS TO STEAL HIGH RISE KEY FEATURE Mezzanine level When renovating his loft apartment, Elias took advantage of the imposing height of the living area, installing an elevated walkway lined with shelves to create a floating library. A mezzanine is a great way to extend the floor space and add visual interest to a room. Open railings and glass flooring increase the feeling of spaciousness and light. Contact Arc Fabrications (arcfabrications.com) for a quote to make and install a similar bespoke design. The company can also provide you with a structural engineer, whose advice will be essential for the calculations and planning of a large-scale project such as this.

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KEY SURFACES

FROM LEFT Arctic White marble floor and wall tile in Blanco, £117.66 per sq m, L’Antic Colonial at Porcelanosa; Railings estate emulsion, £39.50 for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball; and Oak Forum plank flooring in Thebe, £134.40 per sq m, Solid Floor

KEY PRODUCTS Junction chandelier, £150, Heal’s

Terrace bar cart, £349, West Elm at John Lewis

Coffee strainer, £130, Koizumi Glass at Clerkenwell London

Birdy Poster 2 by Anna Malkin framed print, £139.99, art.co.uk

Ando bedside table, £169, Swoon Editions

Valby Ruta rug, £99, Ikea

Little Jon sofa in Harvest linen/viscose-mix in Cement, £1,522, Sofa Workshop Research / Jo Bailey

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repeating patterns Photography ⁄ Paul Raeside

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Designer Neisha Crosland’s home is an inspiring mix of colour and texture, glammed up with her own innovative ideas


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THE OWNERS Textile and accessories designer Neisha Crosland, her financier husband Stephane and their sons Oscar, 19, and Samuel, 15. THE PROPERTY A two-storey, L-shaped house in southwest London, comprising an entrance hall, living room, kitchen, dining room and games room on the ground floor and three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two offices and a playroom on the second floor. There are also two small attic rooms – one for the boys to chill out in, the other a guest bedroom suite. Next door, linked via a garage below and roof-terrace garden above, is a three-storey design studio and showroom.

‘The extra-long table can cater for lots of people during celebrations, such as Christmas and family birthdays,’ says Neisha. ‘But it’s a bit like the elephant in the room – it does take over. However, it looks gorgeous at night in candlelight.’ Get the look The table was custom-built by Cimitree. The screen and Salon chairs are from Christopher Howe, the latter upholstered in Neisha’s Plain cottons (now discontinued). This is an Oak Tree chandelier by Cox London.

DINING ROOM DETAIL ‘This was the old kitchen area, which we turned into Stephane’s wine corner – we like our wine,’ says Neisha, laughing. ‘But it really does make a difference having the right glasses!’ Get the look The custom-made cabinet with zinc top and crackle-glazed finish is by Ian Harper – concealed behind the doors are dishwashers for the glasses. The vintage sideboard was inherited from Neisha’s mother. lifestyleetc.co.uk / November 2016

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‘It feels well-travelled and cosy,’

LIVING ROOM The mural, inspired by a book on Japanese kimonos, is painted around a window and provides a lovely golden glow to the space. ‘Wallpaper would have been too much, because it would have limited the fabrics I could play with,’ Neisha explains. Get the look The mural is by Ian Harper. The antique marbletopped table was brought back from the South of France. The Mercury vessels are from Myriad. The chair is a junk-shop find, reupholstered in Zebra velvet by Neisha Crosland at Turnell & Gigon. The chandelier was found at Lots Road Auctions.

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says designer Neisha Crosland of her elegant, but very personal home, tucked away behind big double mews doors (complete with the last pair of replacement hinges supplied by a metalworks before it closed down). It’s made up of an L-shaped series of rooms, flowing from one into the other and all looking out on to Neisha’s large ‘secret garden’ filled with box, olive trees, grasses and herbs. ‘There’s nothing I love more than opening all the windows and doors and breathing in green, whatever the time of year,’ she says. Neisha first spotted the site, heavily bombed during the Second World War, back in 1993. ‘It would have been a working mews with horses, stables and carriages to service the nearby grand Wandsworth Common houses,’ she says. At the time, all she could afford was this ‘postage-stamp sized, two-storey building, with some really dilapidated sheds, in the corner of a cobblestone and concrete plot,’ Neisha says. Yet with its tall south- and east-facing walls, ‘it felt very special and secluded,’ she recalls. So she started small and converted the mix of garage and offices into a living/dining/kitchen space on the ground floor and two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Meanwhile, the beginnings of her beloved garden took root in pots. Fast-forward five years and Neisha and her husband Stephane had a second baby on the way. ‘We needed more space, so we bought the other two-storey building next to our plot and linked the two together,’ she says. The couple converted the attic of the first building into a tiny bedroom and the second building became a playroom with a separate flat below. Five years later, the pair finally bit the bullet – moving out for two years to completely transform the house into how it is today. ‘We wanted a bigger and separate dining room, living room and kitchen and we put in Crittall windows and doors, so that all the rooms could look out and open on to the garden,’ says Neisha. ‘I know we’re lucky to have such a lateral layout when a lot of London houses are tall and thin. It’s not so much that the rooms are big, it’s just that we have a fantastic sense of space. ‘I like how the house has evolved over time,’ Neisha continues. She has deftly considered every detail, drawing on piles of saved-up tear sheets and photographs from her travels for inspiration. ‘With only modest storage space in the kitchen, I’ve lined the shelves with large glass jars filled with pastas, pulses, rice and spices (I cut out the sell-by date on the packet, so I have a record of when I bought them), so the cupboards are easier to maintain,’ she says. ‘Lots of soft fabric and mirrors create nice acoustics in bedrooms and bathrooms,’ she adds, while dimmable lighting helps too – ‘It makes everything feel more gentle and relaxing.’ Many of Neisha’s favourite pieces have either been collected or inherited from her parents. ‘A lot of doing this house was gathering things together and hoping they worked,’ she says. It’s decorated with many of her own distinctive prints on a range of items including wallpaper, textiles and ceramics. Neisha began her career designing printed velvet silk scarves in 1994 and now her work has expanded to creating rugs for The Rug Company, vinyl flooring for Harvey Maria, wallpaper and fabric at Turnell & Gigon and hand-embroidered fabric at Chelsea Textiles. ‘I love the learning curve of working in new and exciting areas,’ says Neisha, who’s recently designed a range of stationery and ceramics. And she’s also published a new book about her love affair with pattern (see the book offer, below). ‘Pattern only works if it makes a room feel calm,’ she says. There is evidence of her design philosophy throughout the house, which displays a striking use of colour, print and texture on tiles, murals and upholstery to bring depth and space to each room. ‘I like the way it creates energy and movement,’ she says. As a self-confessed homebody, the fact Neisha barely has to leave the house to get to work suits her down to the ground. She recently added the design studio next door, which is linked via an enclosed roof garden. ‘I feel like we’re living in a separate little world,’ she enthuses. ‘To be able to reach different parts of the house by walking through the garden is magical. It’s like playing at living in the countryside, but with the added bonus of having the excitement of London’s big city life on our doorstep. I never want to leave.’ For more info about Neisha’s design work, visit neishacrosland.com. Neisha Crosland: Life of a Pattern (Merrell Publishers, £100) is available to Livingetc readers for the special price of £85, including free postage and packing (UK mainland only), by telephoning Marston Book Services on 01235 465 500 and quoting the reference MPMERLIVP. The offer is valid until 31 January 2017.


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DINING ROOM ‘This room was hard to get right,’ admits Neisha. As there is little natural light, ‘I started off the walls with a white undercoat – it was nice, but boring,’ she recalls. Choosing to repaint them in this warm brown has made the space dark, but ‘it suits the room and sets off the pictures perfectly,’ Neisha says. Get the look The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s London Clay estate emulsion. The poem drawings by Teddy MillingtonDrake and panelled mirror are from Charles Saunders.

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‘The living room is a great place for entertaining – the beams make it feel cosy and lend the space visual structure’

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‘I’d pinned a drawing of the shape I wanted the fireplace to be and turned up to a meeting with the plasterer to discuss it, only to find he’d already done it!’ says Neisha of the Moroccan-inspired fireplace. Get the look The bespoke coffee table is by John Makepeace. This is a Robert Kime standard lamp teamed with a Besselink & Jones shade. Framed on the wall is Neisha Crosland’s hand-embroidered Rocket fabric (now discontinued).

Neisha takes inspiration from the roof-top garden that links the studio to the house. ‘I design everything by hand first, before it’s translated into digital for printing,’ she says. The Seventies trolley is filled with Indian inks and gouaches. Get the look This is the Boby trolley by Joe Colombo for B-LINE. Alongside the moodboard is a length of Rose wallpaper in Nimbus Yellow by Neisha Crosland at Turnell & Gigon. A new design called Tulip can also be seen hanging next to it and on the drawing board.

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KITCHEN ‘I wanted this space to feel fresh, but not clinical,’ says Neisha, pointing to the mix of sleek, custom-made stainless-steel units, teamed with marble, oak and patterned tiles. Get the look The steel cabinetry, door fronts, moulded sinks and freestanding cabinetry were all made to measure by Charlotte Crosland Interiors (owned by Neisha’s sister) in collaboration with Alternative Plans. The aged-oak parquet floor was laid by FPS Flooring. For similar splashback tiles, see Neisha Crosland’s Tulia designs for Fired Earth.

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MASTER EN SUITE ‘I love the way these mercurised-mirrored doors pick up the pale pistachio of the bedroom walls and make everyone’s reflections a flattering blue. It’s very calming,’ Neisha says. Get the look For details of the glazed doors, see Ideas to Steal. The marble double-basin and mirrored cupboard were designed by Charlotte Crosland Interiors and made by Nick Hilliard at Redhouse. The ceiling light is by Hector Finch.

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THE BLUEPRINT LIVING ROOM EN SUITE

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BALCONY

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HERB PLANTERS

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MASTER BEDROOM ‘The walls ooze a peaceful pastel shade, like ice cream, which makes the room feel so relaxed,’ says Neisha. Get the look The walls are painted in Calm Green chalky emulsion from the Tenth Collection by Francesca’s Paints. Neisha’s custom-made headboard is hand-embroidered. The Indian silver-nickel bedside table was found at Guinevere Antiques. The curtain is made from Indian woven silk, left over when making a range of Neisha’s scarves.

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COURTYARD ‘This is a great spot to spend the afternoon with a freshly brewed tisane made with herbs from the garden,’ says Neisha. ‘I like to pretend I’m on holiday.’ She took inspiration for the balustrades on the balcony above from ‘the spiral staircase in the Paris apartment of renowned French interior designer Madeleine Castaing’, one of her design heroes. Get the look These are Tom Vac outdoor chairs by Ron Arad for Vitra. The concrete table is embedded with pebbles and was created by British artist Rachel Schwalm.

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IDEAS TO STEAL REPEATING PATTERNS KEY FEATURE Distressed-glass doors Providing a grand entrance to the stunning en-suite bathroom, these mirrored doors were a bespoke commission inspired by the palazzo doors Neisha had seen on a trip to Venice. Designed by restoration expert Jim Howett at Marianna Kennedy (marianna kennedy.com) and made by Nick Hilliard at Redhouse (redhouseforge.co.uk), similar designs are available on request. The Art Deco-style glass door handles were also bespoke, sourced from Guinevere (guinevere.co.uk). For something similar, try the Elenor clear-glass door pull, £24, at Laura Ashley.

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FROM LEFT Toulouse encaustic tile in St Etienne, £224.70 per sq m, Fired Earth; Scree absolute matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5l, Little Greene; and Meadow Grass 111405 wallpaper, £65 per roll, Clarissa Hulse for Harlequin

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Caretti Pebble rug, £1,145, Designers Guild

Midsummer Night’s Dream chandelier, £355, The French Bedroom Company

Cumberland bench, £1,495, William Yeoward

Wave Edged mirror, £45, Rose & Grey Lubiana dining chair, £229, Barker and Stonehouse

Amber Art Deco sideboard, £449, Atkin and Thyme Research / Jesse Harris

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HOMES / ETC V IEW TO H A LLWAY Original floor tiles line this spacious entrance. ‘You don’t normally get a big hallway such as this in this type of house, but it’s great if you have kids and buggies,’ says Lisa. Get the look The woodwork is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Off Black estate eggshell. The mirror is an eBay find. The coat hooks are from Anthropologie.

HOME PROFILE THE OWNERS Lisa Crawford, a building designer, her husband Joel, who works in advertising, and their children Rufus, six, and Matilda, four. THE PROPERTY A late-Edwardian terraced house in southwest London. The ground floor comprises a living room, kitchendiner/family room and a WC. On the first floor is the children’s bedroom, playroom, guest bedroom, shower room and study. The master bedroom suite is in the loft conversion upstairs.

FA MILY ROOM Sliding doors, roof lights and generous glazing allow the rear of the house to be flooded with light. ‘This room faces northwest, so doesn’t get much direct sun,’ Lisa explains. Get the look The vintage chandelier, is from Dezanne in Clapham Common. The mural is by Ricardo Cavolo. This is a Globe table light by Collectiviste at Etsy. The garden log burner/barbecue is from Round Wood of Mayfield.


‘I could never have any kind of knickknack in my house,’ FA MILY ROOM Lisa made the futon with a wood base, Ikea mattresses and layers of upholstered cushions. ‘We sit there a lot, so wanted it to be comfy, not just good-looking,’ she says. Get the look The futon cushions are covered in Berwick fabric by Prestigious Textiles at House Décor. The vintage chair is on loan from Joel’s brother.

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says Lisa Crawford. ‘If it doesn’t serve a purpose, it’s pointless!’ So speaks a woman who places functionality above fancy flourishes on her home design priority list. But if you think that sounds a little strict, take a look at the house she shares with husband Joel and children Rufus and Matilda. Gorgeous, tactile materials, such as polished concrete, flint-grey marble and recycled wood form its backbone. Original artwork injects colour and personality and a mix of vintage pieces and cleverly adapted finds adds yet more heart. Super-functional it may be, but this place feels warm and stylish too. In fact, the house beautifully reflects the tastes of both its owners. ‘We’ve found a happy medium with style,’ says Lisa. ‘Joel is incredibly design focused, but somewhat impractical. He’d ideally like the kitchen worktop to be completely clear, without even a sink or hob on it to mess up the clean lines!’ she adds, laughing. ‘For me, though, it has to be functional. I want my house to work, not just be a piece of art.’ Swedish Lisa was raised in Abu Dhabi, but her functional aesthetic speaks of her Scandi roots. ‘I try to design instinctively,’ she says. ‘There’s too much inspiration out there, so it can get confusing. On our last renovation, we were using tear sheets from magazines. Now, there’s so much choice.’ Naturally drawn towards a monochrome palette of pure white walls and black woodwork, Lisa has included lots of built-in furniture, which teams practicality with style. An integrated futon in the family room is both comfy and space-efficient, while a wall of kitchen cabinets is made from Ikea carcasses fronted with plywood. ‘They reach from floor to ceiling,’ says Lisa. ‘After seeing all the dust that can accumulate on the tops of cupboards, I’m obsessed with this kind of storage. Anything else also wastes space and I want the house to feel as big as possible.’ As a building designer, Lisa mapped out the key changes to the property herself, before enlisting a structural engineer to draw up the plans. She rethought the poorly designed loft bedroom and en suite and on the ground floor extended into the side return to create a spacious area at the back of the house. This now contains a living, dining and cook space, with the kitchen cleverly positioned along an internal wall. ‘You often have the kitchen down one side in this kind of extension, but then you can’t fit in a table and chairs and a seating area,’ she says. ‘We wanted all that in here.’ Now this is the multitasking heart of the home, with Rufus and Matilda often covering the floor with art materials for a morning’s creative play. ‘We spend 90 per cent of our time in here,’ says Lisa, ‘but it isn’t always this tidy!’ Away from the busy family hub, a living room at the front provides a cosy retreat, which includes a wood burner. ‘We completely opened up our last home, so there was no room you could go into to enjoy some quiet,’ Joel explains. ‘It’s nice to have a snug sitting room, especially in winter with the fire on.’ This space is separated physically, but not visually, from the hallway by the glass and timber doors that used to lead into the garden, now re-invented as a beautiful partition. ‘These period homes can feel a bit dark, with lots of little rooms,’ says Joel. ‘Here, the single most important thing was getting light into the house. We like living in a light box!’ As much of the furniture is built-in, the rooms have an uncluttered feel, with just a few freestanding pieces dotted around. Most are vintage finds or one-offs, snapped up on eBay or Etsy. ‘We don’t dislike new things,’ says Lisa, ‘it’s just quite hard to find things we want.’ That’s why there’s no coffee table in the living room and why the same set of simple Ikea dining chairs has followed the family through four different houses. ‘It takes time to make a home,’ says Joel. ‘You can’t go on a big shopping spree and buy it in one go’ – particularly when you and your wife are having an ongoing debate over aesthetics and functionality! ‘So what should come first: design or function?’ Joel asks, smiling at Lisa. ‘I think you can have both,’ she says. Judging by this beautiful home, we reckon she’s spot-on. Find out more about Lisa’s work at thespaceologists.com


HOMES / ETC LI V ING ROOM ‘We picked up the portrait in France,’ says Lisa. ‘It looks exactly like Joel’s dad, which is comical!’ Get the look This is a Dante wood-burning stove by Carron. The mid-century armchair is from 20thC Quarters. The sofa is by Raft. The ceramic heads, found at the Affordable Art Fair, are by Swedish artist Johan Thunell.

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‘Joel had always been anti-marble – a bit bling – but when we saw this piece, we both loved it’

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K ITCHEN-DIN ER Vintage materials and upcycled pieces give heart and character to the space – the floorboards were cut from reclaimed beams, while the table was made from a salvaged slab of marble, mounted on legs custom-forged by a blacksmith. Get the look These are Stefan dining chairs by Ikea. The vintage stools are from Retrouvius. The large artwork by Brazilian artist Carlos Contente was bought at Frieze London.

K ITCHEN Reclaimed timber originally used for school science-lab tables now fronts one side of the cabinets and lines the alcove shelving. ‘There are all sorts of graffiti on it,’ says Joel. ‘You remember what we all used to do in boring science lessons!’ Get the look The salvaged Iroko timber is from Retrouvius.

K ITCHEN Lisa designed the kitchen with floor-to-ceiling cupboards to make the most of the space. The carcasses are fronted with bespoke ply doors. Get the look The kitchen carcasses are from Ikea. The polished-concrete worktop is by Mortise Concrete.

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GUEST BEDROOM The same recipe of black woodwork teamed with pure white walls runs throughout the house. Get the look The woodwork is painted in Off Black estate eggshell by Farrow & Ball. The cane chair is antique. This is a Monochrome Spring rug by House Doctor at Design Vintage.

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‘Rufus and Matilda share a room for now and are still at the stage where they love having bunk beds’

RUFUS A N D M ATILDA’S ROOM Fixing the shelving on a shop-style, MDF wall panel allows for plenty of flexibility as the children grow. Get the look The bunk bed and bedding are by Ikea.

HOME TRUTHS Lisa, what’s the best way to cope with a cold November day? Go back to bed! Autumn – pros and cons? Pros: the colour of the leaves. Cons: sweeping them up. Comfort food of choice? Anything slow cooked… In wine! What was the last book that you really loved? Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs. How much sleep do you need? More than I get. I’m at the bar – what would you like? A double. lifestyleetc.co.uk / November 2016

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HOMES / ETC THE BLUEPRINT STUDY KITCHENDINER/ FAMILY ROOM

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Second floor M A STER EN SUITE ‘I’m obsessed by white tiles and black grout,’ Lisa admits. Get the look The wall tiles and Smoked Embers anti-slip floor tiles are from Walls and Floors. The bath is from The Cast Iron Bath Company.

There was a bedroom in the loft when Lisa and Joel bought the house, but it had a very low ceiling and tiny windows. ‘It was a bad job,’ says Lisa. ‘We weren’t sure whether to tackle it at the same time as the rest of the house or later. In the end, we went for it. The house would have felt incomplete if we hadn’t.’ Get the look The reclaimed Iroko wood used for the headboard is from Retrouvius. The wall sconce is from Spark & Bell at Etsy.

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IDEAS TO STEAL PRACTICAL MAGIC KEY FEATURE Painted wood double doors Lisa and Joel’s terraced house has an unusually large hallway, made all the brighter by a wood and glass partition that leads into the living room and includes these fantastic doors that used to open out on to the garden. Painted in the couple’s signature black, the overall look chimes perfectly with the original monochrome tiling. For similar designs, check out the stock at English Salvage (englishsalvage. co.uk), which includes reclaimed partly glazed old school doors, from £750 per pair. The frame can then be made bespoke by a carpenter, before being painted in a colour to match your scheme.

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FROM LEFT Baker Street Oak flooring, £54.85 per sq m, Ecora; Midnight Serenade matt emulsion, £26.98 for 2.5l, Valspar at B&Q; and Visions Concrete porcelain tiles, £105 per sq m, Domus

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Live-Edge bar shelf, £168, Anthropologie Maria Library bookcase light, £109.62, Factorylux at Urban Cottage Industries

Beaumont stove, £1,134, Chesney’s

Plus 9 throw, £145, Hay at Amara

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Moroccan pouffe, £130, Graham and Green

Industrial dining table, £1,695, Lombok

Seattle armchair, £549, Made.com with Livingetc

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LEADING LIGHTS Transform your home with statement lighting. Where better to shop for clever, contemporary design than at Heal’s Festival of Light this autumn… Handmade with a solid marble base and aluminium shade, the Line Two floor lamp, £529, by Knut Bendik Humlevik and Rune Krøjgaard for Norr 11 at Heal’s, makes a bold contemporary lighting statement

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veryone knows that the best way to utterly – and instantly – transform a space is through clever lighting. Rather like a film score, when done well, the right lighting can effortlessly enhance the drama and dramatically shift a mood. When it doesn’t work, it can ruin the cleverest ideas. With its breathtaking selection of iconic designs, Heal’s has long been the definitive starting place for all modern and contemporary lighting. The store has a distinguished history for being at the cutting edge of design – today it works with names such as Tom Dixon, Anglepoise and Flos. Need a classic stem floor light, an exposed bulb or a centrepiece pendant or chandelier to make a statement? Then visit the lighting showroom in Heal’s flagship Tottenham Court Road store (where you will get authoritative advice on how best to light your space), or browse for inspiration online at heals.com.

HEAL’S FESTIVAL OF LIGHT To celebrate its role at the forefront of lighting design, Heal’s is organising an exclusive event in October, The Festival of Light.

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Windows and the entire ground floor will display its extensive range – and will include areas curated by leading lighting designers. Highlights include an exclusive ‘Make Your Own’ Anglepoise® Studio collection, new products from innovative brands such as wrong.london and a preview of new designs from statement chandelier designer Charles Lethaby, which are exclusive to Heal’s.

…AND MEET THE INDUSTRY LUMINARIES Want to know about lighting your space or the future of modern lighting design? Then join the leading lights of the industry at the Heal’s Q&A session, which takes place in the lighting showroom in the Tottenham Court Road store on Thursday 20 October from 6-9pm. As part of the Heal’s Festival of Light, it’s a unique opportunity to pick the brains of a panel of industry leaders, which includes designers Tom Dixon, Sebastian Wrong and Flos’s Michael Anastassiades. The evening is hosted by our own Livingetc editor Suzanne Imre. Tickets are just £15 and include drinks and a goody bag.


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The Junction table lamp, £129, gives Bauhaus-era tubular furniture a 21stcentury makeover

Heal’s Lighting Q&A session takes place on Thursday 20 October from 6pm until 9pm. Tickets cost £15 and can be booked at heals.com/ events.

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE Noc wall lamps in Red and White, £105 each; and polishedcopper Cloche desk lamp, £185, both wrong.london at Heal’s

THIS PICTURE Heal’s sources from family-run British businesses, such as Lyngard, which produces ceramic pendants in Stoke on Trent, from £195 each. RIGHT Angle 3 desk lamp in Teal Blue with Fluoro flex, from £165, Anglepoise at Heal’s

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or more than two centuries, Heal’s has continued to strike the perfect balance between innovative design and enduring style. This contemporary take on traditional looks is again evident in its autumn/ winter 2016 collections, which showcase exclusive and in-house pieces that will add beauty and craftsmanship to any interior, from country homes to loft-style city apartments. In the latest sofa and furniture ranges, classic silhouettes are given a modern functionality and freshness with bright colour accents and clean lines. Meanwhile, for lighting, Heal’s builds on the trend for using mixed materials and creating show-stopping pieces. Home accessories and tableware feature British-made exclusive ranges, as well as crafts from around the world, including the work of emerging talent in South Africa and Swaziland in the Design Africa collection. To receive a 15% discount on these exciting new looks in-store or online, see the box, right.

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167 DESIGN NEWS Product innovation and reviews of the latest launches

171 DESIGN PROFILE Insights into what makes the husband-and-wife duo heading chic interiors consultancy Staffan Tollgård tick

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PROJECT INSPIR ATION With everything from curvaceous shower enclosures to zingy sunshine yellow tiles, boutique hotel-style bathrooms are making a big splash in contemporary homes

191 STYLE CLASSIC How Anaglypta wallpaper staged a major comeback

193 BAKER’S ESSENTIALS Give Mary Berry a run for her money with these breadmakers, mixers and food processors

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DESIGNNEWS Kitchen advances and bathroom innovations

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Your kitchenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now one step closer to running itself, thanks to Whirlpoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appliances with 6th Sense technology. Cooking is monitored by integrated sensors, hobs know the right temperature to boil, simmer or melt, cooker hoods automatically remove vapours, dishwashers know how dirty a load is and freezers stop themselves becoming frosty. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much left for you to doâ&#x20AC;¦ AMW 850/IXL combination microwave oven, £699 (whirlpool.co.uk)

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[ 7ZLWWHUWUHQG] ISLAND LIFE Soap dishes be gone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; maroon your bars of Imperial Leather on the island-like podium of Laufenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Val basin. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made from SaphirKeramik, a ceramic material thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong yet light. £595 (laufen.com)

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MIX IT UP The new GourmetPro range by AEG does more than just look slick on your kitchen counter. The stick mixer, blender and food processor have all been designed in collaboration with Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute and slice, chop and blend ingredients at an angle to enhance flavours. Maybe we should have kept our school protractorâ&#x20AC;¦ From £229.99 (aegshop.co.uk)

HOT TUB It may look modern, but Victoria + Albertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Warndon bath is inspired by ribbed detailing found on classical Roman stonework. Rest assured itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not made from ancient materials, though â&#x20AC;&#x201C; its Quarrycast limestone/resin-mix makes it strong and warm to the touch. £3,000 (vandabaths.com)

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DESIGNNEWS Inspired appliances and interiors technology

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No need to stoke the fire with Chesney’s Olympus range – although it may look as if you’ve just tossed in a few logs, this is, in fact, an illusion. The innovative electric fires and stoves use ultrasonic technology to create a fine mist that, when lit up, imitates flames and smoke in a hyperrealistic way. DE1000 electric fire, £4,848 (chesneys.co.uk)

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Shapely light-bulb brand Plumen has gone even more sculptural with its range of Kayan 3-D printed shades. The punctured sides let light shine through, while showing off the playful curves within. Mix and match IURP WKH EULJKWVKDGH DQGÁH[ FRORXUV for the most hi-tech of rainbows. From £119.95 each (plumen.com)

Skipping ropes have come a long way since the string-on-woodenhandles models of childhood. LEDs line the Tangram Factory Smart Rope, which create a floating light display to show you how you’re doing at your workout, counting every jump and then logging it to an app. Top-notch. £75 (conranshop.co.uk)

LILAC TIME IN TUNE We’d want the Fugato wireless speaker on our shelves even if it didn’t blast out our favourite tunes. The simple, wellconsidered Danish design – a ceramic and oak body with a rustic leather handle – combines seamlessly with high-quality sound and connects to your music source via Bluetooth. All in all, it’s an elegant marriage of nature and technology. £199 (aram.co.uk)

[ On the mend ] The agony of a broken cable is a thing of the past, thanks to Lindy’s cable connector protector kit. It fits on to the USB and Lightning end of your existing chargers, with the neon silicone centre supported by clear clips that snap into place in seconds. £3.49 (lindy.co.uk)

There’s no way you’ll forget to pack Ted Baker’s Ethereal Power Bank – covered in pink and purple posies, it’s so pretty, it might actually replace your phone as your favourite bit of tech. It stores enough power to give your phone four – yes four – full charges, so even if you’re climbing Everest, you’ll still be able to catch Pokémon. £39.95 (proporta.co.uk)

CLEAN SWEEP This nifty Dyson Eye vacuum, the brand’s first robot, scans with its 360° vision system to calculate floor plans, so it can navigate around intelligently, scooping up dirt with twice the suction of competitors – you can monitor all this via an app. It looks pretty cool too. £799.99 (dyson.co.uk)

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STAFFAN TOLLGÅRD

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The husband-and-wife design duo on investment pieces and designing homes to be genuinely lived in

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taffan and Monique Tollgård first met while working on a film set – Staffan as first assistant director, Monique as an actress, before both decided to retrain in interior design. Establishing Staffan Tollgård in 2005, they now operate out of a stunning design store-meets-studio space in London’s Pimlico, working on large-scale domestic renovations in the city as well as further afield in Switzerland and California. Alongside Staffan’s own designs, the company represents brands such as Finn Juhl, Bocci, Porro and Mood. Here, Swedish-born Staffan shares his style secrets… How did you get started in interior design? After completing a post-grad degree in interior design at London’s Inchbald School of Design, I worked for a year at architect/designer Rabih Hage’s studio before setting up on my own in 2005 with a house renovation in Chelsea. Monique then left her job in TV production to do a shorter course at the Inchbald, joining me as a junior interior designer ten years ago. Describe your signature style. It’s bold without being brash, clean but not minimal, rich in texture or colour, but often not both. I don’t like design that

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Staffan is a fan of the vintage-style lights by New York-based Apparatus Studio, such as these Lariat etched-glass teardrop sconces, £1,980 each; a family home in Knightsbridge gets the Staffan Tollgård treatment and is richly layered with an eclectic art collection; Staffan is inspired by timeless mid-century designs, including this T-back chair, £2,700, by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, available at the Staffan Tollgård Design Store

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CLOCKWISE FROM THIS PICTURE One of Staffan’s top tricks is to use wall cladding, such as these exquisite metal finishes by De Castelli, to add texture; his scheme for a kitchen in Belgravia included a sleek granite breakfast bar from Eggersmann; and the gravity-defying marble Eccentrico table, £3,132, by Angelo Mangiarotti for AgapeCasa, available at the Staffan Tollgård Design Store – a Staffan favourite

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shouts at you – it’s okay for a restaurant or hotel to turn up the volume, but at home, it gets tired quickly. I like the homes we design to feel calm and tidy, but genuinely lived in. Tell us about your design process… I start with what I call a ‘red thread’ – like laying a trail of breadcrumbs through a design, it provides a framework for each new project so I stay on track. I look for something important to the client – maybe an heirloom, a piece of art they can’t live without, a collection of objects amassed over time, or even the location of the house (maybe it’s the view or the history of the building) – and use this as the start of the story. It really helps because there are so many great ideas and suppliers to choose from, it can become confusing, so I hold up each new idea against the ‘red thread’ to see if it adds to the story. If it does, I draw it in; if it doesn’t, I let it go. How could readers find their ‘red thread’? Ask friends how they feel when they visit your home – what

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story are you telling with the colours, objects and furniture you use, how do you like to entertain, are you a little chaotic or organised? We can become a bit blind to things we see every day, so friends will see things you’ll not know about yourself. How do you devise a colour palette? We choose one or two patterned fabrics (maybe for cushions), or look to a rug or piece of art and then draw out a colour link from that – upholstering an armchair or stool in a bold block of colour makes a great contrast to natural materials, such as wood, stone and leather. What’s worth investing in? Look at the big picture to work out what’s most important and spend accordingly – if you spend too much on one thing, you have to compromise on everything else. For example, work with a reasonably priced, pared-back kitchen and spend money on what’s at eye level, such as a really beautiful stone splashback. Going to a stone yard to pick your own slab is like choosing a painting. It will make the kitchen personal, but it’s practical too. Any favourite design tricks? I like wall cladding – it’s both sound-absorbent and lends texture without needing to use lots of colour. It works on the front doors of furniture too. I like Élitis wallpapers and De Castelli produces great metal for walls. I’ve recently been playing with leather tiles from Alphenberg Leather – the company brushes, colours and then backs real hides to make the tiles all the same thickness before laser-cutting them into perfect tiles. What’s your idea of luxury? Pieces made with great craftsmanship – like Mark Albrecht’s

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Staffan’s style – ‘bold without being brash’ – is epitomised by this Oscar sideboard, from £11,250, Giorgetti, and No Title 2 (portfolio with four lithographs) by Mark Francis, £4,500 unframed, all available at the Staffan Tollgård Design Store; Staffan Tollgård’s vivid redesign for a home in Bayswater with standout sculpture; Finn Juhl, one of Staffan’s heroes, designed the Poet sofa, £6,675, available at the Staffan Tollgård Design Store


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HOT TRENDS FROM HOTEL BATHROOMS Take inspiration from some of the world’s most stylish schemes to create a superior suite at home

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1 FEEL THE PEEL There’s a certain insouciance that comes with a bathing space that celebrates perfectly imperfect plasterwork. It’s a weathered, worn look that says, ‘This old riad? Had it for years, darling…’ Hotels that work the peeled-back, palazzo-look include G-Rough in Rome and London’s Rough Luxe. The trick – as all hip hotels know – is to add elements that contrast dramatically with the rough, be it slick contemporary artwork, poised Giò Ponti chairs or shiny brasswork. Just don’t leave an uninitiated builder alone in the house – he’ll have those rough walls skimmed up in no time. Project details Actor Lupita Nyong’o once soaked in this bath amid a sea of rosebuds for Vogue. It’s at El Fenn, Morocco, and is made from tadelakt. The project was conceived by general manager Willem Smit, but Tadelakt London can create walls, £125 per sq m, and a bath like this for approx £2,000.

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2 BLACK LINES Whether you aspire to Art Deco decadence, modern minimalism or dazzling tessellations that dance across walls and floors, black and white gets it right every time. Outlines instantly look clearer and glossy basins appear squeaky clean set against black – always a good vibe to channel in a bathing space. It’s the reason iconic hotels retain their Twenties tiles (London’s Claridge’s, New York’s The Plaza) or reinstate them in more arresting patterns (The Mark Hotel in NYC). It’s also why the plain white metro still outsells any other style at Topps Tiles… And why selfies always look better with a black-and-white filter…

‘White predominates, creating the mood of an airy artist’s studio, yet with the luxury fittings of an elegant home’

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Project details Bensley Design Studios drew the bold Deco design lines at The Siam in Bangkok with an Asiatic-influenced washstand and roped silk sashes for the lights. For a similar bespoke washstand, try British Standard, £1,828. Also check out Overmantels’ Art Deco mirror, £1,240; and the Beatrice lantern, from £1,866, at Hector Finch.

Project details At the Hotel Adriatic in Croatia by 3LHD, free-flowing striations of marble are brought into line with strong hits of powder-coated metal. The shower head is the Gessi, £764, by CP Hart; and the basin is the Flaminia, from £206, by Davroc. The washstand is custom-made for 3LHD, but you could adapt the Box Frame console, £549, from West Elm. The tiles are by Florim and the hand shower is bespoke by Ligno.

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‘Retro taps and cast-iron baths feel as if they have been here for decades, yet offer the comfort of today’ Jorge Almeida, general manager, Vidago Palace

Project details Satisfying symmetry and bespoke fittings in almond green set a regal mood at the Vidago Palace Hotel in Portugal. The bathroom and washstand were designed by José Pedro Vieira and Diogo Rosa Lã. The Chichester curved basin base, from £1,770, by Neptune, is a similar style, as is the Galleon bath, from £1,595, by Hurlingham The Bath Company, and the Devon tile, £25.25 per sq m, from Tons of Tiles.

3 CLASSIC GLAMOUR A mark of a luxury hotel bathroom is having ample space to do your own thing. You wouldn’t catch the habitués of palazzos and stately homes jostling for mirror space, or the first squeeze of the toothpaste. Even in a more bijou bathroom, decorative touches that you’d also find in a living room, such as painted wood panelling, handcrafted cabinetry and framed artwork, can create an air of grandeur. Classic glamour keeps colour refined, with one calm shade dominating rather than an unruly cacophony of tones. For the final touch, keep brassware similar but coordinated, instead of bulk-bought matchy-matchy.

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Project details Twin basins and mirrors, designed by architect Antonio Girardi for Rome’s Palazzo Dama, shine out against an inky backdrop. This is Patricia Urquiola’s Vieques bath for Agape, from £7,774.50, at West One Bathrooms.


4 COOL CURVES Seductive, organic shapes or space-age swirls immediately let you know a bathroom wasn’t bought off the peg. Curvaceous fittings also give off an aura of creative dreaming, of a designer who isn’t working to rule, but can take a line for a walk and let it spiral into a delightful doodle… Curvy designs are also perfectly placed to harness the latest innovations in bathroom materials. Tinted serpentine glass can be combined with chromotherapy, while deliciously pliable Cristalplant composite can be moulded into new shapes, as demonstrated by the playful folds of Michael Bouquillon’s Strip bath for Aquamass.

PHOTOGRAPHY (THIS PAGE, INSET) LUIS RIDAO; (OPPOSITE PAGE, MAIN PICTURE) BRUNO BARBOSA/MR & MRS SMITH/MRANDMRSSMITH.COM

Project details New York designer Karim Rashid’s ‘digipop’ designs dance through this bathroom at nhow Berlin. The tiles are bespoke to Rashid’s design, as is the shower, created by Bayer Glasbau. Try the Chiocciola spiral enclosure designed for Agape, £13,277, at West One Bathrooms, with optional chromotherapy; or Matki’s EauZone Plus Curved screen, from £2,236.80.

‘The bathroom is part of the poetic, colourful, almost surreal world of Karim Rashid, which engages technology, textures and colour to create an uncluttered, sensual environment’ Jessica Emde, marketing director, nhow Berlin

Project details This bathroom at Hôtel du Clôitre in Arles is by designer India Mahdavi. The tiles were made bespoke to her design, but check out her range at Bisazza, from £162 per sq m. This is the Trefle mirror, also by India Mahdavi.

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Project details At The Time New York, the Rockwell Group design team went for dramatic sweeps of book-matched marble. Stone Age can provide book-matched statuary marble, from £1,200 per sq m. The black JEE-O Soho hand shower, £922, at CP Hart, is similar to this one.

5 CHIC MARBLE Ever adaptable and durable, marble can be worked into the latest tile formats and formations or, for all-out indulgence, go for book-matched slabs. As Louisa Morgan, director at Mandarin Stone, says, ‘It’s a material that offers endless possibilities. It varies from pure white to shades of gold, pink, green, grey and black. Marble also works as a high-gloss material, or can be honed for a sophisticated matt finish.’ Hotel spaces give designers the freedom to experiment with finishes and the material’s natural veining. ‘Fresh new formats we’re currently seeing include herringbone, chevron and octagonal tiles, as well as impressive large-format sizes,’ Morgan adds.

‘Moody colours, natural materials and finely crafted objects create a space where guests feel as though time has been suspended’ David Rockwell, founder and president, Rockwell Group

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Project details Gold on marble in Robert de Niro’s The Greenwich Hotel, NYC, designed by Samantha Crasco. This is Urban Archaeology’s Estate bath, £18,330; and Industrial washstand, £10,100. Arcade’s Albany bath, £3,190, at West One Bathrooms, is comparable.


            

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6 SNAZZY TILES Tiling has to be the most effective method to rejuvenate a space with the latest interiors trend, be it a delicious colour, iridescence, a touch of metallic or a motif such as geometrics. It’s also an easy way to install industrial-feel concrete – use large-format tiles in a relatively small room and you’ll barely see the joins. As Georgie Pearman, co-owner of boutique hotel group The Lucky Onion, says, ‘A hotel pioneers the boldest trends, say Moorish floor tiles, but even as they are being laid, your radar is set to pick up the next look. That’s because tiles are a far easier way to update a space than changing the whole bathroom.’

Project details Paola Navone designed this bathroom and its fittings for COMO Point Yamu in Phuket. Icestix mosaics, £553 per sq m, from Domus, are a similar style and available in two different blues. Also check out the Halo freestanding bath, £5,060, by CP Hart, which is a good match for this one.

Project details Hotel Vernet in Paris sets pinstripe mosaics against bare wood. This bathroom and washstand were designed bespoke by François Champsaur. The taps are Roma, £1,554, by Stella 1882. For a similar washstand, see Lapicida’s Arabescato, £4,500, and the Alimia marble basin, £600, at Fired Earth. Martin Mosaic’s bespoke patterns start at £76 per sq m.

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Project details Bedrooms in Paris’s Hôtel Providence are a heady mix of House of Hackney prints teamed with velvet and gilt, designed by Elodie Moussié and Sophie Richard. The bathroom is more of a palate cleanser, with poolside mosaics recast in a Riviera sunshine yellow. Try Waxman’s Swimming Pool tiles in Pollen, £126.58 per sq m, at Walls and Floors.


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‘Paola Navone’s eclectic approach combines with local materials and the result is a dazzling palette’ Andy Kunz, general manager, COMO Point Yamu

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7 BLUE SWOON Blue is an immersive shade that creates an escapist bathing space, used by coastal hotels as a reminder of the ever-present sea. Glossy tiles remain the most effective way to add a dose of azure. As Agnès Emery, of Emery & Cie, puts it, ‘A desire for blue tiles resonates with our deepest roots, evoking the ghosts of Chinese porcelain, the zelliges of Morocco and the azulejos of Portugal. Blue tiles have an extra ounce of soul that no other colour can equal.’ In paint form, deep blues are a fresh alternative to grey – indulge in Paint & Paper Library’s Teal or Blue Blood for an enveloping effect.

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Project details At Hotel Emma in San Antonio, design firm Roman and Williams reworked its trademark NYC accents with a more relaxed Texan drawl. This is the Belle Epoque console, from £2,611, at Waterworks. The mirrors are replicas of vintage finds – see the Beaded Antique at Graham and Green, from £99, for a similar feel. The floor tiles were custom made by Ann Sacks.

‘The hotel’s design combines industrial chic with old-world glamour, referencing its heritage as a brew house’ Beth Ticku Smith, director of sales and marketing, Hotel Emma San Antonio

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8 RUSTIC TWIST Part of the joy of a hotel bathroom is a sense of escapism, which acquires an extra frisson of pleasure when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re holed up in a rustic hideaway. Both country and city hotels are homing in on chunky timbers used on walls and floors or as furniture to evoke a snug cabin-in-the-woods feel. But all the conveniences of modern fittings are, quite literally, on tap. Wood boards will need to be sealed on site, or try faux-wood ceramic tiles, such as Par-Ker from Porcelanosa or the Wood Sense range from Domus, which comes textured for added grip.

Project details Grounded glamour reigns at The Olive Exclusive in Namibia. Anaboom tree stumps are stacked to create a centrepiece and the basin was carved from local granite. Try the Bedrock granite basin, ÂŁ538, by Aston Matthews, with the Vola basin mixer, ÂŁ543.60, at CP Hart, for a similar look.

Project details At Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Artist Residence, wood cladding from Havwoods, ÂŁ82.68 per sq m, feels cosseting and warm, offset by the Soho bath, ÂŁ5,995, from The Water Monopoly. The Burlington Margavine washstand, ÂŁ776.25, at victorian bathrooms4u.com, is similar.

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Pared-back minimalism has gone from blank expression to deep and meaningful. Design hotels are foregoing all-white spaces for shower rooms that remain uncluttered and pure, but ramp up the interest with stone and wood. It’s back to basics, but overlaid with pleasurable texture. However, when you’re working against a backdrop of interesting and variegated stone rather than ice white, ‘selecting fixtures with simple forms and low profiles is key for achieving the new minimalism,’ explains Nicholas Cunild, MD at Matki. The final ingredient is brassware. ‘Adding burnished metallic finishes is a beautiful way to realise this style,’ Cunild explains. Project details This space at Stockholm’s Ett Hem is bespoke by Studioilse, setting gleam against earthy limestone. The shower mixer is by Vola, from £1,378.80, with a Q shower head by Barber Wilsons, now discontinued, but see its PS16, £280, at London Brassware. Try Emperador honed limestone, £70 per sq m, by Mandarin Stone, for similar.

[ INSIDE SCOOP ] James Lohan, founder of website Mr & Mrs Smith (mrandmrssmith. com) offers an insight into the hottest trends in hotel bathrooms. * Spa facilities. Some hotels, such as Gidleigh Park in Devon, are bringing the spa experience into the bathroom with steam rooms and saunas.

* Sunken baths are becoming fashionable again. Great for making a room feel bigger, easier to step into – not to mention reaching for your glass.

* High-impact wall coverings, such as mosaics or prints. A great example is Palihouse Santa Monica in California, where the bathrooms have feature prints on the walls – who says you can’t have papered walls in a bathroom? * Freestanding baths in the bedroom are still very much on-trend – Sanará on Tulum Beach in Mexico does this with aplomb, as does Foxhill Manor in the Cotswolds, with side-by-side tubs set by the window. * Thoughtful details, such as the heated, steam-free mirrors in the bathrooms at The Beaumont in London are genius, while the swivel mirrors located either side of the double sinks at Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa in Brazil are JXDUDQWHHGWRÀQGWKHEHVWOLJKW

‘Swedish materials such as Gotland stone and oak represent the signature Ett Hem feel – luxurious comfort’ Jeanette Mix, owner, Ett Hem

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ANAGLYPTA WALLPAPER It’s not a trick of the light that makes you look twice at this neutral backdrop. The delicate texture and intricate pattern of Anaglypta wallpaper bring a decorative flourish to the classic plain white wall, moving it firmly out of the shadows. Anaglypta means ‘raised cameo’ in Greek carving techniques. Made from wood pulp and cotton, it was invented in the late 19th century as a lighter, more affordable alternative to the then popular embossed wallpaper Lincrusta. Anaglypta was used to replicate elegant plasterwork and conceal cracks in walls. Easy to clean, as well as difficult to rip, this covering was frequently found in high-traffic areas and under dado rails to protect from scuffs. No longer associated with houses in need of a revamp, Anaglypta has taken on a new life. The look can now be achieved on a host of materials, from affordable vinyls to extra-tough textile-reinforced papers, and with myriad colourways, it creates a dramatic impact in contemporary homes. What’s more, it can be easily repainted to suit changing tastes and trends. To get the look, check out designs at Graham & Brown, from £9 per roll, or the historical range at Anaglypta, from £8 per roll.

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Automatic breadmaker, £150, Cuisinart at Selfridges

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SMF01 4.8l stand mixer, £349.95, Smeg at John Lewis

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JOIN US FOR A CHRISTMAS SHOPPING MORNING AT LIBERTY It’s that time of the year again and Livingetc is spreading good cheer by inviting our readers to a start-of-the-festivities event at the iconic London store Get the festivities off to a cracking start with a fabulous 20% discount!

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Peacock halfpint mug, £19.95, Emma Bridgewater; Bash vessel, £245, Tom Dixon; Nutcracker soldier bauble, £10.95, Gisela Graham; and Blue Plaque plates, £45 each, English Heritage, all Liberty

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EVENT DETAILS WHEN: Sunday 13 November 10am-12pm (last entry at 11am) WHERE: Liberty, Regent Street, London W1 (Kingly Street entrance) PRICE: tickets cost £10 (redeemable against purchases) and are available on a first-come, first-served basis HOW TO BOOK: visit livingetclibertychristmas2016. eventbrite.co.uk

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SUN SEEKERS Head for the heat this winter and soak up the style at a design-led escape

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CLOCKWISE FROM THIS PICTURE You can’t help but relax in a Singita Lebombo Lodge suite; take a walk on the wild side; end the day with a dip in the pool; enjoy a sundowner while surrounded by the tranquil sounds of the bush; and plan the day’s activities in the lounge

Singita Lebombo Lodge Kruger National Park, South Africa The lowdown An eco-friendly must-visit that’s big on style. Best for Wildlife fans who want to get up close and personal with nature. If you want a front-row seat at the cinematic experience that is the Kruger National Park, this newly revamped lodge is the ideal spot to tick off the Big Five. Suspended over the N’Wanetsi River, eco-conscious hospitality is the name of the game, with solar-powered air con and texture-rich natural materials à gogo. The 13 suites are decked out in an unshowy, safari-light style and there’s a four-bed private villa, complete with staff, if you’re feeling extra flush. The communal spaces have a real outside-in vibe and, alongside all that nature, there is some serious indulgence, including a wine studio and breathtaking rooftop viewing area. In addition to the daily game drives, the range of activities includes stargazing, a thrilling walking safari and a relaxing massage overlooking the bush. Food-wise, there are healthy smoothies on tap and divine global-inspired dishes by celebrated chef Liam Tomlin. Even if you don’t get to spot everything on your list, a few days hanging out here with Mother Nature will enrich your mind, body and spirit. Book it Suites from approx £1,190 per person per night full board (singita.com)

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[ What a wonderful world ] Covering nearly 40 square miles and boasting four separate theme parks, Walt Disney World Resort is around twice the size of Manhattan island – with a third of the nearly 25,000 acres designated as conservation land.

CLOCKWISE FROM THIS PICTURE Four Seasons Orlando’s rooms are spacious and modern; make a splash on the slides; the Spanish-style Capa restaurant; and chill out by the adults-only pool

Four Seasons Orlando Orlando, Florida, USA The lowdown The newest luxe hotel on the Walt Disney World block. Best for Families who love a big dose of style along with their fun. The concept of ‘family friendly’ doesn’t get any more ‘family’ or ‘friendly’ than Walt Disney World in Orlando. But where to go after you’ve done striking a pose with Mickey? A stylish retreat with just enough pizzazz to maintain that ‘Have a nice day’ mood is the perfect solution and the Four Seasons Orlando has both style and razzmatazz in spades. Minutes from the Magic Kingdom park, the hotel is an oasis of pretty neutrals and elegant textures (think limestone floors and Dedon hanging chairs), juxtaposed with all the fun of two 74-metre-long water slides, a lazy river and a splash zone. The complimentary kids’ club means grown-ups are free to join a yoga class or simply relax by the adults-only pool; and when it comes to dining, everyone is equally content: Livingetc loved Capa, the Spanish-style grill, which is all moody, dark-wood elegance, while Lickety Split is, well, ice-cream heaven for those Little Livingetcs. Book it From approx £360 per night, based on two sharing (fourseasons.com/orlando; disneyholidays.co.uk)

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CLOCKWISE FROM THIS PICTURE The Owl and the Pussycat’s suites are airy and chic; the pool area is all about laid-back elegance; each bed is handcrafted; relax in the Drawing Room with an aperitif; and enjoy a culinary journey by the ocean

Owl and the Pussycat Galle, Sri Lanka The lowdown An intimate boutique stay on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Best for Super-chic style combined with warm Sri Lankan hospitality. Ever fancied a massage by the beach? The Owl and the Pussycat can easily make that happen – for every day of your stay. Combine that with barefoot luxury and inspired fusion dishes made up entirely from local produce and this new getaway marks the epitome of boutique-hotel style on the island. Comprising 16 suites, the hotel’s décor draws from the owner’s natural ‘citizen of the world’ mentality: an exotic blend of Moroccan-inspired tadelakt walls, colourful Indian-inspired furniture and Greek Islands-like linen fabrics. Head chef Anthony D’Costa (recruited from London) ensures the hotel’s cuisine is just as much a reason for enjoying your visit. Each day is an eye-opening experience of food discovery, leaving you wanting more. After wining and dining, we took a short tuc-tuc ride to Galle, where we were rewarded with the delights of the fortified Old Town and the beautiful Unawatuna beach. Book it Double rooms from approx £230 per night, including breakfast (otphotel.com).

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THE PERFECT BALANCE Donna Hay’s fresh approach to eating well uses feel-good recipes enriched with nature’s superfoods (and lots of clever treats)

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Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Brush the salmon with the kecap manis and cook, in batches, for 1-2 minutes on each side or until seared. Remove from the pan, cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing each fillet into 3 pieces. Spoon the rice into serving bowls and top with the salmon, avocado, wakame, ginger and a little of the reserved pickling liquid. Sprinkle with the sesame salt to serve.

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Specs appeal Who has the finest lenses? Associate editor @SarahESpiteri makes a stylish new friend at the @NextOfficial AW16 press day.

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