Cambridge Edition February

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LUXE COMFORT We’re all after touches of luxury to elevate our home experience. Upholstered bedheads bring instant glamour and are inspired by luxury hotel rooms. Cosy knits, cashmere throws and giant pouffes also show the trend. Sheepskin rugs, oversized floor pillows and silk-velvet cushions call an air of indulgence with strokeable textures. Sigrid Mueller, owner of Sigi Style, which makes fine luxury throws, agrees: “By adding one of our throws to your living room or bedroom, you will in an instant transform your home into a luxurious and more inviting space. Curl up under a warm and comfortable cashmere throw and enjoy a touch of luxury in your home.” Pile sofas with soft cushions, like the Weavers or Bligh styles from Sheridan Australia. Add in Vita Copenhagen’s Eos feather lampshade for a pretty effect – the goose feathers soften the light. Create a reading corner with a well-edited bookshelf and a pretty love seat. Choose flooring – such as Amtico’s Jumbo Herringbone – that is classic, inviting and gives a light, airy feel. Martin Waller, founder of Andrew Martin adds: “Homes are the backdrop to life so it’s always important that there is an overall design vision to a scheme and it’s a mistake to compromise so nobody’s happy.” With plenty of agate and marble being used this year, geology also taps into the luxury trend. Consider agate bookends or coasters, or agate-style wallpapers. While marble surfaces, in deeper shades of black and deep green, give an opulent feel.

Above Maximise your space with Amtico’s Honey Oak Jumbo Herringbone flooring, from £39/m2

Above Sigi Style’s cashmere Wish Throws, priced at £345

METAL DETECTOR Above Vita Copenhagen’s Eos feather light in grey, £208

Above Ramp up the luxe factor with Sheridan Australia’s Weavers cushions in Carbon, £39 each

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Above Scavolini’s Mood brushed metal kitchen, POA, from Design Republic

Max Spenser-Morris, director at Design Republic, reveals that new metals are the latest trend for kitchens in 2017

“Metal has long been commonplace in the kitchen and in recent times we have seen a mixture of shades combining. Think stainless steel appliances alongside copper accessories as a good example. This is a look that seems likely to continue through 2017, but there is a new trend on the block in terms of finish, with brushed metals gaining popularity. This brushed finish gives a soft effect and works particularly well when teamed with high-gloss units or as a contrast to a wood or stone worktop. The beauty of this trend from a practical viewpoint is that the brushed finish doesn’t attract finger marks, making this look perfect to feature in the busy family kitchen.”


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