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[ News & views ] 15 NEWS This month’s lust-haves include design duo Doshi Levien’s first furniture collab with John Lewis, a limited-edition selection of rugs from Ikea and Karl Lagerfeld’s debut homeware collection

26 TREND Plastic fantastic Celebrate the material of the moment

119 DESIGN PROFILE

30 EDITED CHOICE Coat stands Hip choices for the hallway

Decorating doyenne Jo Berryman explains how inspirations as diverse as Broadway musicals and Dickensian novels are reflected in her schemes

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36 EDITED CHOICE Illuminated signs Spell out your heart’s desire in glowing neon

37 DESIGN CLASSIC Charles and Ray Eames’ iconic Elephant chair

63 THE COLLECTIONS spring/summer 2017 This year’s interiors

takes on the shapeliest of chairs

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72 TREE HOUSE What makes Sandrine

53 DECORATING Hello Harajuku!

and Julien’s industrial-luxe terrace truly unique is the fig tree growing at its vibrant core

With their mismatched colours, irregular shapes and kitsch sense of fun, this season’s furniture and accessories tip the wink to Tokyo street style

82 LETTERS OF LOVE Deb and Colin’s hot Aussie abode is a hommage to all things Scandi cool

92 DUTCH COURAGE Pierrette gave her home in London a dash of Netherlander flair

102 A STRONG ACCENT Thanks to the bravura schemes created by designer Olivier, this revamped townhouse has a one-of-a-kind feel

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SITTI NG PR ETT Y The most comfortable way of showcasing the latest fabrics, sofa.com’s Design Lab has collaborated with the rising stars of textile design over the past six years, dressing sofas, chairs, footstools and beds in the likes of Thornback & Peel and Mariska Meijers. Now it’s the turn of UK patternista Imogen Heath, who combines traditional artistry with digital technology before transferring her creations on to 100 per cent cotton. These exclusive, limited-edition Geometric, swatch, below top and Leaves, swatch, below bottom designs are a complementary mix of painterly florals and graphics and are the only thing you should be reclining on for spring/summer 2017.

Fingal armchair in Leaves in Ivy, £820; Fingal sofa in Leaves in Ivy, £1,080; and Birch Chevron rug, from £279, all sofa.com

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE Nami chair, £1,119; Phulkari rug, £495; Pondok sofa, £2,499; and Mudra chair, £999, all johnlewis.com

High end comes to the high street as acclaimed London-based design duo Doshi Levien joins forces with John Lewis to create a furniture range that approaches living spaces in an ultra-modern fashion. The Open Home collection features Doshi Levien’s sculptural curves, which – while being a sight to behold in their own right – act almost as ‘barriers’ or room dividers. Creating new zones within existing spaces, the furniture breaks down traditional settings as it’s designed to be viewed from all angles. ‘Open Home is a set of objects that can be moved around to let you quickly change the look of a room,’ Nipa Doshi explains. ‘If you can define a room with furniture, it means that – within an open space – you can have a very different experience, depending on where you’re sitting,’ adds Jonathan Levien. So feel free to put your chosen piece somewhere unexpected…

GLASS ACT Ferm Living’s Ripple glasses are all slightly different shapes, but, despite appearances, will hold the same amount of your iced tea. Plus, they stack together in the most satisfying way – hello stylish storage solution. Approx £36 for four (fermliving.com)

[ Gold rush ] If terrariums aren’t your thing, add some pizzazz to your plants with Dobbies’ take on indoor gardening and upgrade your pots to something with more bling. If King Midas ran a garden centre, well, that’s where we’d want to get our seedlings.

Pots, from £2.49 each; and lantern, £19.99, all dobbies.com

ASIAN FABLE Sourced from across Turkey, then deep-cleaned, dyed and stitched into patchwork, Ikea’s limited-edition Silkeborg collection of kilim rugs, runners and cushions turns the traditional into something contemporary, with no two the same and each telling its own unique story. £400 for this 170 x 240cm rug (ikea.com)

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WE’RE FOLLOWING HEAL’S @Heals_Furniture # WE’RE HAILING Heal’s as our design Mecca. The recently expanded Designer Collections feature an array of cool brands – Porada, Moroso, Timothy Oulton and Knoll to name but a few – making the 2nd ÁRRURIWKH7RWWHQKDP&RXUW5RDGVWRUH worthy of a design pilgrimage of its own.

# WE’RE ALL OVER Heal’s spring launches – fresh, zesty shades, an ultra-luxe rug collection and an exclusive range from 3LQFKDUHKLWWLQJWKHVKRSÁRRUDWWKH end of February. That’s us waiting by the door… Lamp shades, from £75 each; and bases, from £49 each

# WE’RE DESIGNING our own lights, with the new shades and bases concept. Pick from 130 fabrics in four shade sizes, which FRPHDVSHQGDQWVDVZHOODVÁRRUDQGWDEOH lamps. Copper, concrete or marble for the base? Designers Guild or Harlequin for the shade? # WE’RE FEELING CRAFTY, which is handy, as the 2017 Craft Market kicks off in March – expect in-store demos and workshops as well as a showcase of up-and-coming London creatives.

# WE’RE SNAPPING a pic of the store’s iconic spiral staircase, which was designed by architect Cecil Brewer in 1916 and updated with a cascading Bocci chandelier in 2013. It even has its own hashtag #HealsStaircase Heals.com Ceramicist Jode Pankhurst’s quirky vessels will be on sale in-store at Heal’s during March’s Craft Market, from £34 each

ST Y LE SA FA R I Celebrating African culture and tradition, Cole & Son’s new wall coverings are made in partnership with Ardmore Ceramic Art, a South African studio that illustrates the local flora and fauna in whimsical pottery. The Ardmore collection is a conversation-starting set of designs that epitomize Cole & Son’s adventurous approach to decorating – zebras trot across abstract scenes, rhinos grow patterned horns and leopards prowl through dark backgrounds. This Singita wallpaper isn’t your usual plant pattern either – the monkeys and elephants hidden among the leaves make for a really wild wall.

SURE MAKES SENSE The latest source-it-and-send-it service comes from Scent, a US-based company that delivers candles from up-andcoming brands straight to your door monthly, quarterly or however often-ly you’d like. Just fill out a quick questionnaire (When and where do you light your candles? Are you drawn to floral or spicy smells?) and wait for your order to arrive…

FROM LEFT Cactus by Calming Park; and Bougie Parfumée by Joya, all from approx £45 per candle (scentfrom.us)

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[ Petal power ] Made of 40 delicate flowers in pastel papers, we might throw a party just as an excuse to decorate with Meri Meri’s blissful garland. And we can’t promise we’re going to take it down afterwards, either. £15.48 (smallable. com)

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PA N EL SHOW Revamp your windows with Shutterly Fabulous’s solid-panel shutters. Aside from looking good – which we can all agree they do – they act as an extra layer of insulation, retaining heat in the home and reducing noise levels from outside, as well as creating total darkness when closed. Have them finished in your favourite paint shade or take in an object and the company will colour match it, although we must admit we’re tempted by this chic grey ombré effect… £300 per sq m, including consultation and installation (shutterlyfabulous.com)

Where else but on a tiered table can you put your magazine and a cuppa without spillages ruining your read? West Elm’s Geo design features two slices of contrasting marble in playful shapes, sitting atop a gleaming metal base. So elegant it could almost be jewellery, is there any chance we can get a matching ring, please? £299 (westelm.co.uk)

Signature design Haute couture legend Karl Lagerfeld has just launched a homeware range that’s fit for the catwalk. Comprising six looks, mainly in his iconic blacks, whites and greys, it’s the crisp, clean lines of the Boutique Jacquard designs we’ll be cosying up in for most highfashion duvet days. Alphabet throw, £85 (ashleywildegroup.com) Arabesque wallpaper in Cobalt, £195 per roll; curtains made in Cellini in Cobalt, £75 per m; and sofa covered in Reticello in Cobalt, £110 per m, all Designers Guild (designersguild.com)

BLUE SWOON Famed for the extraordinary brilliance of its colours and the luminosity of its glazes, 16th-century Italian Majolica pottery is the influence behind Designers Guild’s latest fabric and wallpaper collection. Line the walls and windows in pigments and patterns worthy of the Renaissance, as florals, damasks and geometrics get modern makeovers that really deserve to be framed and put in a gallery.

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Star light The opal glass of this Hampton pendant is mouthblown using techniques developed in the 12th century. Combine that with bone-china fittings and you’ve got a bit of a craft history lesson, as well as something gorgeous hanging from your ceiling. £479 (daveylighting.co.uk)

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With its soft, modern angles, rounded metal legs and irresistibly oversized cushions, Arlo & Jacob’s Dixon sofa is ticking a lot off our seating wish list. Each one is made by a skilled craftsperson in the brand’s Long Eaton workshop, then delivered right into the room where it will live. With a choice of more than 100 fabrics (British wool? Leather? Florals? Geometrics?) and three different sizes, it’s going to be a hard decision. We do like the look of this Berry cotton number – perhaps we’ll just go with that… £1,290 (arloandjacob.com)

[Colour run ] Based on an ancient Japanese textile-dying technique, Roger Oates’ Kasuri runner has its colours applied randomly, creating a flowing, ethereal feel. £127 per linear m (roger oates.com)

The spiritual essence of the Bloomsbury Set – the group of writers, artists and philosophers that drifted through early 20thcentury London – has now been captured in fragrance form. Heady scents such as sweet tobacco, water lily, absinthe, mandarin and sage make up Jo Malone London’s five new colognes, which come boxed and bottled in suitably painterly outfits. Available in March. £45 each (jomalone.co.uk)

Lula Green’s bedding may not look green, but believe us, it is. Launched in 2016, the brand’s eco-credentials are second to none – it’s the world’s first organic bed linen company with a product range that’s 100 per cent GOTS certified (the highest organic textile certification you can get). Handmade in a family-run Italian mill, each set can take up to seven hours to produce, with every step meticulously presided over. It’ll be the most luxurious night’s sleep you’ve ever had, so don’t feel bad about splashing out. Torino pillowcases, from £84 each; and double duvet cover, £768 (lulagreen.com)

PRINTS CHARMING New kid-on-the-fashion-block Sosandar has gone straight to the top of the class with its trend-led yet wearable clothing. The online brand’s first spring/summer collection is full of all the joys of the season, with florals, geometrics and animal prints in denim, leather, knitwear and more. A+. Satin blouse, £49 (sosandar.com) lifestyleetc.co.uk / March 2017

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CRAFTY IDEA Kids – stop drawing on the light! Oh no, it’s fine… The Silvia lamp shade has been reimagined in watercolour paper, ready for some customising. Draw, paint or write on its leaves, then admire your handiwork. Best do the creative bit before you hang it, though. From approx £41 (vitacopenhagen.com)

STONE LOVE SUPPORT SYSTEM Muuto’s Folded shelves may be thin, but they can hold bigger items that you’d imagine, thanks to the metal bends that give them their name. Supporting magazines, books and other tall objets, the unique design also incorporates hooks on its underside and comes in a soft palette of grey, terracotta and olive, as well as black. Not sure where to put that thing? Right here. From £79 each (utilitydesign.co.uk)

T R EN D I N G [ Doodle dandy ] Bid goodbye to those adult colouring books and let your mind and hand wander with the coolest of all the arty (if you can even call it that) crazes – doodling. Scribbles, hearts or words, each mark is said to represent something specific. Wonder what all of these houses we’ve drawn mean? CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Squiggle Print scarf, £65 (jaeger.co.uk); Doodle rug by Paola Navone for Kastall, from £1,014 (sinclairtill.co.uk); Notts cushion by Martha Coates, £40 (habitat.co.uk); and Spridd bowl, £3 (ikea.com)

SHELF LIFE Hooks, racks and storage areas – stash almost your entire kitchen in one place with this industrial-style unit, which is fixed to the wall to add to its spacesaving cleverness. Voila! – tableware within easy reach, should there be an urgent setting-the-table situation. £200 (coxandcox.co.uk) 24

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Channelling the Parisian bourgeoisie, & Other Stories’ Paris Atelier collection is bedecked in rich colours and lavish details. This necklace may be a trad shape, but the huge stones that decorate the piece finish it with an over-the-top flourish. It’s time to unleash your inner maximalist. £35 (stories.com)

TH E W R ITE STU FF A solid-concrete top, 100-year-old reclaimed wood, powder-coated steel detailing… How can this Cabrini desk be only £449? How?! We don’t know and we don’t really care – but we’re ordering one right now and rejigging our home office so it can have pride of place. Overtime? Well, if we must… (swooneditions.com)


            




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COAT STANDS Keep your hallway clutter-free with these stylish storage solutions Cevo coat stand, approx £308, Giulio Iacchetti for Internoitaliano at Clippings.com

Metro hall stand, £489, BoConcept

Boutique Hotel coat stand, £250, John Lewis

Agama coat stand, £89, La Redoute

Pop coat/umbrella stand, £172, Raul Barbieri for Rexite at Aram Store

KC Hang coat stand, approx £448, Out for Space

Loose coat hanger, £1,995, Jader Almeida at The Conran Shop

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South coat rack, £74.99, Watson’s on the Web


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MODERN WINGBACKS This classic chair gets a 2017 update

Albion wingback chair in Hackney Empire, £2,295, House of Hackney

Elizabeth wing chair, from £1,611 (including cushions), Nathan Yong for Ligne Roset

Pasha lounge chair, £438.90, Pedrali at Espacio

Rylah wing chair, £2,950, A Rum Fellow

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Self wing chair, £2,377, Richard Baker for Rume

Nami chair, £1,119, Doshi Levien for John Lewis

Bodil armchair, £499, Made.com

Palm Beach wingback chair, £895, Bruce Goold for Happy + Co

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BEDROOM CHAIRS Small but seriously beautiful

Bao armchair, from approx £1,695, EOOS for Walter Knoll

Moresque chair, £398, Anthropologie Isaac mid-century chair, from £585, Love Your Home

Percy armchair, £680, sofa.com

Charade slipper chair, £2,500, Jonathan Adler

FOR CONTACTS, SEE LIFESTYLEETC.CO.UK/STOCKISTS

Amelia armchair, £650, Neptune

Cowhide chair, £475, French Connection Home

Wendy easy chair, £2,326, Carlo Ballabio for Porada

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ILLUMINATED SIGNS

These statement designs have rock ’n’ roll edge

Olivia personalised neon light, from £250 for six letters, Rockett St George

Love Cards light, £2,250, Tatt Light

On Air light box, £75, John Lewis

Lido neon sign, £2,500, Gods Own Junkyard

Keep Pushing neon installation, approx £2,993, David Anthony at Saatchi Art

Boom neon sign, approx £425, Sygns

Party Illuminations Ampersand light, £30, Talking Tables

EAT table lamp, £199, Made.com with Livingetc

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PHOTOGRAPHY SIMON BEVAN STYLING JO BAILEY STYLING ASSISTANTS JESSE HARRIS AND HARRIE DROHAN DETAILS MINIATURE PLYWOOD ELEPHANTS, £140 EACH, VITRA; TUMBLING BLOCKS WOODEN JENGA-STYLE GAME, £12, AFTER NOAH; AND WONDERLAND BUILDING BLOCKS, £49, HAY AT AMARA FOR CONTACTS, SEE LIFESTYLEETC.CO.UK/STOCKISTS

EAMES ELEPHANT Designers Charles and Ray Eames, 1945. Details Dyed-polypropylene Elephant chairs in Ice Grey and Dark Lime, £158 each, Vitra. Background As two of the most influential designers of the 20th century, it’s hard to imagine Charles and Ray Eames ever toying with an idea… Yet this superbly realised children’s chair was to prove one of the most significant pieces produced by the couple. During the Forties, Charles – a trained architect – and his second wife Ray, a designer whose background was in fine art, had started to develop their moulded plywood products, created by strips of wood veneers bonded together with resin glue and then moulded by pressurised heat. Initial ideas included pilots’ seats and stretchers for the armed forces, but to refine the technique even further, the Eames – with a playful sense of fun that never dimmed throughout their illustrious careers – experimented with the elegant curves of this kids’ chair. Two prototypes were displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1946, but the piece never went into mass production. Thankfully, that all changed in 2007, when Vitra, in celebration of Charles’s centennial, produced a limited run of plywood chairs, soon to be followed by this plastic version. And designistas needn’t miss out either – a scaled-down model is available as part of Vitra’s Miniatures Collection. Now, if only they’d make a Jumbo size for us, how should we put it, well-proportioned types…

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Single storage bed, £449; Jigsaw stool, £79; Jigsaw chest of drawers, £349; Manhattan single bed set, £49; Manhattan throw, £39; Manhattan rug, £49; and Manhattan Kids Stripe lamp shade in Coral, £25, all Made.com with Livingetc


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Single storage bed, £449; Manhattan single bed set, £49; Manhattan throw, £39; and Manhattan Rollerskate cushion, £19, all Made.com with Livingetc

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Jigsaw chest of drawers, £349; Manhattan rug, £49; and Manhattan Kids Graffiti lamp shade in Yellow; and Manhattan Kids Stripe lamp shade in Coral, £25 each, all Made.com with Livingetc

Jigsaw desk, £229; Jigsaw stool, £79; and Manhattan Kids Graffiti lamp shade in Yellow, £25, all Made.com with Livingetc

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MODERN A little bit macabre, a little bit moody… A monochrome palette, a stash of period details and a trunkful of taxidermy put a decadently romantic spin on Siouxsie and Ben’s Victorian villa Photography ⁄ James Merrell

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GOTHIC HOME PROFILE THE OWNERS Fashion stylist Siouxsie Dickens, her husband Ben, a menswear designer, and their daughter Edie, two. THE PROPERTY A five-bedroom, double-fronted Victorian house in southwest London. There’s a living room, kitchendiner, dining room, sunroom, playroom and WC on the ground floor. The first floor has three bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, a family bathroom and study. The attic floor houses the dressing room and storage.

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H A LLWAY This opulent, oversized internal door was especially created for Siouxsie and Ben, fusing traditional wood panelling reclaimed from an 18th-century Polish house with grills sourced from an architectural salvage yard on the Isle of Wight. Get the look The door was created by Christopher Brandler and painted in Farrow & Ballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Off-Black estate eggshell.


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That’s what Ben asks before we buy anything for the house,’ says fashion stylist Siouxsie Dickens. ‘We put this place together just like we would a magazine shoot or a catwalk show, pulling in favours, collaborating with brilliant, creative people. We had this vision of how it should look – a kind of Gothic period glamour, like the TV show Penny Dreadful. This is an amazing building and the décor had to do the architecture justice.’ The result is a working family home (the couple rent out the space as a location for photo shoots) with the vibe of a Victorian psychodrama, all taxidermy peacocks and anatomy prints on the walls. ‘Edie actually told me she was scared the first time she saw a bird fly, because she was so used to seeing them stuffed and on display,’ Siouxsie says, laughing. ‘But she’s grown up with our menagerie and loves it – which is good, as we’re on the hunt for bigger birds to add to the collection.’ Siouxsie and Ben bought the spacious southwest London property in November 2015. The previous owners had already done an incredible job, converting a building of four bedsits into a single home. But they’d had to sell up in the middle of adding an extension to the kitchen. ‘It was quite a sad story and the building work was only partly completed,’ says Siouxsie. ‘I remember during the viewing, standing in this freezing room, feeling that it would be our family kitchen and knowing instinctively where the units and appliances would go. My reference was those upstairs-downstairs, pantry-style kitchens that are totally in keeping with the period of the house. In fact, that’s the approach Ben and I took to all the decorating. Our taste is fairly industrial, but we wanted to honour the era of the property and its original features in a quirky, individual way. There’s another phrase Ben always says – “Is it too normal?” We didn’t want anything to be just good enough – we had to push ourselves to make every room special.’ This is about more than adding a coat of Down Pipe to the walls and buying a fancy chandelier. The house is full of design decisions that, in fashion terms, take it from the equivalent of a ready-to-wear dress to a couture creation. Take the master bedroom, where the chimney breast was extended to match the exact width of the super-king-size bed and the walls have been distressed and painted to resemble the musty mystique of a flooded château. The same clever artist covered the walls of the downstairs WC with a paint effect that looks like knife-scarred marble. Another deceptive, yet clever flourish is the fire surround in the living room, which appears original, but was specially commissioned by Ben and Siouxsie, while the exposed brick wall in the kitchen, with its whispers of old paint apparently flaking off, is actually a new addition. Even the flower displays, by florist Rebel Rebel, provide a touch of tangled Dickensian romance. ‘I love to layer textures and mess with surfaces,’ says Siouxsie. ‘In the kitchen, that juxtaposition of polished-plaster floor, brick and the crystal chandeliers is magic. There’s a lot of wood too. My friend Chris Brandler creates bespoke furniture and joinery in timber reclaimed from across Europe, so he made the work surfaces for me. I like materials and furniture that have already had a life – it’s really pleasing to be surrounded by their stories.’ Siouxsie, Ben and Edie’s story is still being written within these walls. ‘I’ve big plans for the attic, which we currently use as a dressing room. I’d like to have a bathroom and a kitchenette up there too,’ says a smiling Siouxsie. Essentially, it will be a self-contained apartment to escape to when the rest of the house is being used as a photographic location. Will it be too normal? Will it be special enough? On this evidence, we think it will be very special indeed. Find out more about Siouxsie’s work at siouxsiestylist.com. The house is available to book as a location at shootfactory. co.uk. The flowers were supplied by rebelrebel.co.uk 44

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LI V ING ROOM ‘This is my favourite space,’ says Siouxsie. The feathers of the taxidermy birds glow as brightly as the gilt mirror against the dark grey walls. ‘At night, it looks cosy and in the day, it feels fresh because of the white on the ceiling and floor,’ Siouxsie adds. Get the look The fire surround was created by Decorative Designs. The vintage mirror was inherited. The chandelier is an antiques-shop find. The blue sofa was bought on eBay and reupholstered. The pale sofa is from sofa.com. The coffee table is by Innes Cole. The taxidermy and prints are either from Dig Haüshizzle in Bristol or were sourced on eBay.


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DINING A R E A ‘I had a picture of a New York apartment with a brick wall and three chandeliers hanging in front of it, so I showed it to the builder and just said, “That’s what I want”,’ says Siouxsie. ‘When we have friends over and the Sonos is playing, this is where everyone hangs out.’ Get the look The chandeliers are from Agapanthus Interiors. The table and pew were found on eBay. The chairs are from Elemental and various antiques shops.

K ITCHEN SE ATING A R E A ‘I’m obsessed with this peacock blue, so this chair is my fix,’ Siouxsie says. Get the look The blue velvet chair was bought online at The Hoarde. The artwork, entitled Woodsman, is by Dan Hillier. 46

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HOME TRUTHS Siouxsie, if you weren’t a fashion stylist, what would you be? A zoo keeper. And what talent would you most like to have? Acrobatics and really good drawing skills. Where would you sneak away to for a restful afternoon? Petersham Nurseries – I love to hang out there. And what are the other three best places to go in London? Golborne Road for weird and wonderful antiques; Kew Gardens for a walk in nature; and Camden Town for a snoop around the markets (although it’s not what it used to be). Do you have a favourite film? Walk the Line. Finally, what’s the most romantic gesture Ben’s ever made for you? Proposing on one knee on Albert Bridge, my favourite bridge in London.

K ITCHEN ‘I chose a plain, pantry-style kitchen, but I wanted it to make an impact,’ says Siouxsie. The drama is in the detail – the factory-style lights; the subtle gleam of polished wood, marble and plaster; and the painted windows add definition. Get the look This is deVol cabinetry. The Perrin & Rowe brassware is also from deVol. The larch work surface is by Brandler London and the Quartz worktop by Simply Stone. The pendant lights are from The French House. The wall light (with Edison bulb) was sourced on Amazon.


PL AY ROOM Concealed behind chalkboard doors is a utility area for the washing machine and appliances. ‘This is a great use of the space and keeps the kitchen next door very minimal,’ explains Siouxsie. Get the look The pendant shade, left, is from Pipii. The wire pendant, right, is from Oliver Bonas. The carpet is by Carpetright.

CLOA K ROOM The scratched, stone-look walls were painted by artist Jason Hawkridge. ‘I saw a similar job he’d done in a bar in Battersea and we tracked him down,’ says Siouxsie. ‘It’s perfect because I wanted exposed copper piping, but not against a typical clean background.’ Get the look The reclaimed basin and metal storage boxes stowed beneath the basin shelf were found at Sunbury Antiques Market.

GUEST BEDROOM ‘Everywhere else in the house is quite dark, so I felt that one room should be colourful and fun,’ says Siouxsie. ‘It’s a bit Seventies boho – happy and vibrant.’ Get the look The Peacock chair was bought on eBay, then resprayed. The doors propped against the wall were sourced from The Hoarde. 48

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HOMES / ETC M A STER BEDROOM Siouxsie calls the paint effect on the walls ‘flooded château’. ‘It was a last-minute decision – my heart was telling me I had to do it, even though the walls had been freshly plastered.’ Get the look The paint effect was created by Jason Hawkridge using Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue estate emulsion. The rattan bed is from Crown French Furniture. The bed linen is by Larusi. The flowers are by Rebel Rebel.

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‘I’m really not very green-fingered, but I wanted this space to be dripping with greenery,’ says Siouxsie. Floor-to-ceiling metro tiles and a Victorian-style floor put a period spin on this modern wet room. Get the look The metro tiles are by Walls and Floors. The floor tiles were bought from Tons of Tiles. This is a Burlington pedestal basin.

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LIVINGETC LOVES The contrast of plain painted floorboards with period plasterwork. It’s plain with blue-blood style. How black-and-white monomania is given an adrenaline shot with unexpected colour injections. The gilt mirrors that adorn the house. Behind-closed-doors storage solutions – check out that concealed utility area. The contemporary paint effects that turn plaster walls into works of art. See more great rooms at lifestyleetc.co.uk

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IDEAS TO STEAL Follow Siouxsie’s style and use dark woods, glamorous details and eccentric touches

PHOTOGRAPHY (PAINT SWATCH) PIXELEYES FOR CONTACTS, SEE LIFESTYLEETC.CO.UK/STOCKISTS

ABOVE, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Hackney Fliss floor tile, £39.55 per sq m, Bathstore; Spaces Hamble floor tile, £45.03 per sq m, Topps Tiles; Reign Blue flat emulsion, £41 for 2.5l, Zoffany; antiqued mirror, from £450, Rough Old Glass; and Oh La La wallpaper in Blue, £119 per roll, Kiki Slaughter for Feathr

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Gisele chandelier, £745, Alexander & Pearl; Charcoal rattan bed, £1,185, The French Bedroom Company; Chaise Nicolle chair, £225, Ines Cole; Modern Anatomy no.1 by Otto D’ambra etching, approx £280, Saatchi Art; western cattle egret taxidermy, £395, Natural History Direct; Colorado coffee table, £499.90, Maisons du Monde; Betsy velvet armchair, £1,300, Soho Home; Orlando wall light, £49, Industville; and Colp side table, from £90, Abigail Ahern

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HELLO HARAJUKU! Take your cue from Tokyo street style with offbeat shapes, fluoro shades and plenty of tongue-in-cheek kitsch Photography ⁄ Simon Bevan

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Angular storage with sloping shelves stands out from the crowd – team with a pair of zany chairs to form a funky trio of pieces. FURNITURE Tingo shelving unit, £1,200, Habitat. Bibendum chair, left, £2,514, Eileen Gray for Aram Designs at Aram Store. Wink armchair, right, £3,384, Toshiyuki Kita for Cassina. Shimmer coffee table, £1,262, Patricia Urquiola for Glas Italia at Aram Store. FLOOR Malmaison Berlingot rug, approx £1,953, Christian Lacroix Maison for Moooi Carpets. DETAILS Eclectic cushion, £59, Hay at Future and Found. Rabbit cookie jar, £12, George Home. Sunglasses, from £4.50, Silly Jokes Store. Fan garland, £14 for a pack of three, Talking Tables. Porcelain geisha, £198, Jonathan Adler. Pan Pan rabbits, from £43 each, B Kuehne-Thompson for Ligne Roset. Circle plywood print, £60, Future and Found.

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Display your fashion staples on an updated designer icon… Its pops of colour are perfectly in tune with the modern mood. WALL Fluorescent gaffer tape, £7.50 per roll, The Conran Shop. FURNITURE Loop chair, for details, see overleaf. DETAILS Hang it all coat rack, £199, Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra at Heal’s. Dress, £365, Manoush at Urban Outfitters. Tequila bag, £30; Shell bag, £30; Liquid Sarcasm bag, £15; Zoom clutch, £17.50; and pom pom, £4, all Skinnydip London. Vintage Lady vanity case, £39.95, Tatty Devine. Feather scarf, £85, Topshop.

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Create a setting fit for a punk princess with pastel-pink furniture, comic-book images and an eye-popping array of accessories. WALL AND DOOR Panels papered in pages from Ribbon Monthly Manga magazine, £10.60; and origami paper, £9.98 per pack, Japan Centre; and Dayglo paper, £10 per roll, The Conran Shop. FURNITURE Sadie dining table, £249 (including four chairs), George Home. FLOOR Doftranka rug, £35, Ikea. DETAILS Geisha dog print, from £250, 55 MAX. Sunglasses (plus cases), pom pom and fan garland, all as before. Face pots, from £50 each, Future and Found. Pencils, £4 for 5, Paperchase. Rabbit ornament, £6, George Home. Contemporary vase, £20, Next Home. Moto jacket, £150 Topshop.

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Group together a range of ombré-coloured ceramics – Japanese street style is a similar mix of individuality and shared identity. WALL Panels papered in manga magazine pages, as before. FURNITURE Haller table, for details, see opposite. DETAILS Foret vases, £420 each, Cédric Dequidt for Roche Bobois. Sitting Cats origami paper, £9.98 per pack, Japan Centre. Spray paint (for foliage), £4.95 per can, Hobbycraft.

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Bold blocks of primary shades work equally well – this centrepiece table in vivacious yellow makes a fabulous focal point. WALL, DOOR AND WINDOW Panels papered in manga magazine pages, as before. FURNITURE Haller table, £819.65, USM. Loop chair, left, £310, Cédric Ragot for Roche Bobois. Fjord H chair, centre, for details, see overleaf. Donatella chair, right, £170, Perch & Parrow. FLOOR 10200 tiles, £93.60 per sq m, Mosaic del Sur. DETAILS Bon Ton N1A1 pendant, £465, Cristina Celestino for Torremato at The Conran Shop. Sunglasses, as before. Ceramic vases, £12 for two, Next Home. Sitting Cats origami paper, as before. Bunny toast rack, £5; and Rabbit and Kitten plates, £4 each, all George Home. Minnie Mouse bag, £445, Disney x Christopher Ræburn at The Conran Shop. Feather scarf, £85, Topshop.

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Echo the shape of a traditional Japanese fan with this extra-curvaceous chair… Its gradated grey finish ups the glam factor. DOOR Panels papered in manga magazine pages, as before. FURNITURE Fjord H chair, £300, Patricia Urquiola for Moroso at Heal’s. FLOOR 10200 tiles, as before. DETAILS Fan garlands, sunglasses and origami paper, all as before.

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Recreate a Harajuku street scene with cartoon characters and dazzling graphics. A plump sofa is just the place to take in the view… FURNITURE Plumy settee, £3,844, Annie Hiéronimus for Ligne Roset. Mini Clay side table, £1,095, Marc Krusin for Desalto at Chaplins. Mini Togo chair, £611, Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset. FLOOR Susu rug, £400, Habitat. DETAILS Statistocrat floor lamp, £4,856, Atelier Van Lieshout for Moooi. Sapphire jewellery box, £9,500, Linley. Showtime vases, from £384 each, Jaime Hayón for BD Barcelona at Chaplins. Martha Coates Cuboid cushion, £40; and Bullseye circular cushion, £60, Habitat. Red Flamingo cushion, centre, and Trellis Bird cushion, right, from £110 each, Mariska Meijers. Mega Bumble figurine, £65; Mickey Mouse statue, £195; and Mini Bumble figurine, £25, all The Conran Shop. Tokyo Street print, from £250, 55 MAX.

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This sleek bench blends Zen minimalism with modern multifunction – it can just as easily be used as a console or coffee table. DOOR Panels papered in manga magazine pages, as before. FURNITURE Home Hotel bench, £3,806, Jean-Marie Massaud for Poliform. Double tray table, from £165, Mariska Meijers. Feelgood ottoman, £1,902, Antonio Citterio for Flexform. FLOOR 10200 tiles, as before. DETAILS Full Deck coasters, £79 for four; and Pop Rocks glasses, £14 each, all Jonathan Adler. Geometric teapot, £58; Geometric mugs, £18.50 each; and Geometric cups and saucers, £38 each, DesignK at Aram Store. Callie cushion, left, £25, Martha Coates for Habitat. Eclectic cushions, centre, £59 each, Hay at Future and Found. Curly sheepskin, £165, Cox & Cox. Kimono, from £403, Mariska Meijers.

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STYLING ASSISTANTS HARRIE DROHAN, GEORGIA LOVERIDGE AND NICHOLAS SNOW FOR CONTACTS, SEE LIFESTYLEETC.CO.UK/STOCKISTS

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Add some Western kitsch to the scheme with Damien Hirst-style art and an Adler sculpture. A pretty pastel bed helps ground the look. FURNITURE Lily bed frame, £795 (mattress not included), Button & Sprung. Pilastro side table, left, and Colonna side table, right, £210 each, Kartell Goes Sottsass at Aram Store. Supernatural chair, £120, Ross Lovegrove for Moroso at Heal’s. Ren dressing table, £4,608, Neri & Hu for Poltrona Frau. FLOOR Teva rug, £249, Made.com. DETAILS Metal gym frame, £250; and Art Deco pendant, £450, Louise Miller Style. Panthela table lamps, £292 each, Louis Poulsen at Nest. Zoe cushions, £45 each; and Notts cushion, £40, all Habitat. Skold cushion covers, £15 each; and sheepskin rugs, £130 each, all Ikea. Llama print duvet set, £12, George Home. Printed throws, £62 each, The Conran Shop. Mickey and Minnie Mouse dolls, £150 each; and Miffy doll, £169, all Steiff. Hairy sliders, £26; and Hairy Harry ankle boots, £69, Topshop. Wooden dolls, £83 each, Alexander Girard for Vitra at Nest. Kokeshi boxes, from £18.50 each, Bento&co at Aram Store. Lucite giraffe, £495, Jonathan Adler. Splatter artwork, from £250, 55 MAX.

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Catwalk Marco De Vincenzo 1 Orsay 977-34612-5 cotton/silk-mix crete in Blue Mélange, £71 per m, Samuel & Sons 2 Vela screen, £3,530, Arflex at Chaplins 3 Pitch pendant, £160, Vitamin 4 Heart sunglasses, £224, Miu Miu at Sunglass Hut 5 Oh La La wallpaper, £119 per roll, Kiki Slaughter for Feathr 6 Marine Blue absolute matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5l, Little Greene 7 Brontë chaise longue, £1,045, Loaf 8 Lecanto mirror, £600, Eichholtz at Houseology 9 Overlapping Circle rug, from £95, Next Home 10 Indy chair, from £440, Cattelan Italia at Harrods 11 Hagen watch, £185, Skagen 12 Meteore 3892 03 94 linen-mix in Cypres, £50.15 per m, Camengo 13 Nizwa cabinet, £8,400, Bethan Gray at Harrods

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TREE HOUSE Julien and Sandrine’s Victorian meets New York loft-style home is full of surprises – including a large fig tree growing through the middle of it… Photography ⁄ Paul Massey

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MEZZ A NIN E LEV EL This floor connects the living areas to the sleeping spaces and houses a home office where Julien works and the children hang out on the computer. ‘The fig tree has just about hit the roof here, so we trim it regularly – at the moment, there are no plans to extend the roof,’ says Julien. Get the look The artwork is by Alain Diot. lifestyleetc.co.uk / March 2017

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K ITCHEN ‘I love the kitchen,’ says Sandrine. ‘It’s warm, it’s comfy and easy to use. Julien had a very complicated idea for it originally, which I managed to hijack. So we used a kitchen company.’ Get the look The artwork, Petrol Pumps, Toulouse by Barry Cawston, is from the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair. The metal bowl is by Tom Dixon.

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‘My friends think I am very lucky,’ says Sandrine Bonheur, ‘because my husband does all the cooking and all the design.’ A French couple who have lived in London for some 23 years, Julien and Sandrine have an impressive house that is very much his domain. Although it’s the subject of much good-natured joshing between them (especially over Sandrine’s supposed ‘messiness’), Julien is firmly in control of aesthetics here. ‘There are two concessions to my wife,’ he says, waving an arm around the huge living room. ‘The table for her evening cup of tea and the chair by the bookshelf so she can read next to the fireplace.’ (He’s joking. We think.) For her part, Sandrine is content with the deal. ‘I’m not interested in the décor,’ she says. ‘I don’t have the patience and he does it very well.’ From the outside, the house resembles a fairly routine late-Victorian terrace, so the interior comes as an eye-opener. ‘It is a statement house,’ says Julien. ‘You either love it or hate it, but it is a special house.’ He’s not wrong – visitors walk through the front door into a huge, stripped-back, opened-up, industrial living space of bare brick and wood that contains the kitchen, dining and living area. But what really makes the space unusual is the metal staircase, full-length up-and-over windows and enormous fig tree snaking through the middle of the house up to the glass roof. ‘The tree was there when we moved in and we love it,’ says Julien. Julien and Sandrine have lived here for two years and moved from an über-modern, lateral white apartment, designed down to the last doorknob by Julien. A workmate of Sandrine spotted this current house for sale and, by chance, it belonged to a colleague who had bought it from a famous actor (‘It still had his water bed when we moved in,’ says Julien). The house had been modernised in the early Eighties, with the Victorian interiors pared back to expose the inner workings and structure. All the ceilings, for example, have exposed joists and there’s not an inch of ceiling plaster in sight. ‘The canvas was here when we moved in and all we did was modernise it and make it suitable for a family of five,’ says Julien. But there is no doubt he has added his own design aesthetic. Some walls were painted white because it was 100 per cent brick walls when they moved in and ‘I’m not such a big fan of brick’; the living space was reconfigured and some bathrooms taken out. ‘It’s a strange English thing to have a bathroom for every bedroom,’ Julien says, shrugging. He added the basement floor, which has an incredibly designed glass-walled, so-called ‘Man Cave’ (wine cellar), larger than most London bathrooms and containing around 500 bottles. Julien has a real talent and love for design, plus the necessary obsessive eye. He researches everything exhaustively and designs what he can’t find. It took him forever to track down the correct shade of grey for the oak floors, for example, and he’s still not quite happy with it. Every detail in the house is ingeniously configured by him – there are two envelopes for ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ post in the hall and five coat pegs in descending order of height for each family member. And every centimetre of space is utilised; CDs are cleverly stored behind the art in the living room. ‘I hate wasted space. All the wasted nooks and crannies. And we have shoes!’ says Julien as he opens cupboards and drawers to display them neatly stashed away. ‘Lots and lots of shoes! My wife says I have OCD!’ he adds. His wardrobe interior – which is a masterpiece of design and has a place for everything – might suggest so. ‘My wardrobe is an ode to my OCD,’ he says. In spite of the rigorous design aesthetic, the house has the feel of a warm, lively family home and somehow Sandrine and Julien muddle through their design wars. She longs for side tables, which are not allowed, but had the final say in the sleek, functional and ultra-modern kitchen, her favourite part of the house, she says, which was designed not by her husband but by Ben Jones of Espresso Design. ‘We do have different tastes,’ says Julien. ‘In our first flat, we fought over everything. It took six months to get a sofa! The difference now is that, after 25 years together, we realise one of the secrets of a happy marriage is to give each person their speciality. So I’m in charge of cooking and arranging the photo albums – and, of course, the home décor.’ See more Espresso Design kitchens at espressodesign.co.uk


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HOME PROFILE THE OWNERS Julien and Sandrine Bonheur, who work in the City and in pharmaceuticals respectively, and their children Benjamin, 15, Romain, 13, and Quentin, nine. THE PROPERTY A four-storey late-Victorian terrace in north London. The house comprises a large living, kitchen, dining and study area on the ground floor. On the mezzanine above is a study area, leading to the first floor with two bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom. There are another two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. Downstairs in the basement is a wine cellar, home cinema and WC.

K ITCHEN-DIN ER This space takes centre stage in the house, with the open-plan living area on the right. ‘From here, you can see what everyone’s up to,’ says Julien. The tree was there before the house and is staying firmly put. Get the look The kitchen is the Cesar Maxima 2.2 designed by Ben Jones of Espresso Design. All the appliances are by Miele. This is the Table B dining table by BD Barcelona. The Vitra Panton S chairs are available from John Lewis.


LI V ING A R E A The full-length up-and-over window opens right up ‘like a garage door’ to make the house airy on hot days. The vintage soccer table is a reminder of home. ‘This is the traditional make of Babyfoot, as we call it in France,’ says Julien. ‘There is a model B90 in every café and bistro.’ Get the look For a similar soccer table, check out Ideas to Steal. The copper pendant lamps are by Tom Dixon. The smaller hanging lamps were designed by Julien.

HOME TRUTHS French or English food? Julien: My usual joke is boiled lamb with mint sauce when it comes to English food, but that’s harsh. I like Sunday roast and you have some amazing modern British restaurants in London. But French, of course. Favourite holiday destination? Julien: The Bagan plains in Myanmar. It’s like a peninsula with more than 2,200 temples and you can do a balloon ride at sunrise. Favourite parts of the house? Julien: The bed, the couch and the kitchen. Sandrine: The kitchen. Guilty pleasure? Sandrine: Chocolate every day. But I have just two squares of 75 per cent chocolate. Julien: Wine and watching MasterChef. What do you miss about London when you’re not here? Sandrine: We moved back to Paris for a while and I missed the noise of the language; the pleasure to hear and speak it. Last thing you do at night? Julien: Kiss my wife. Sandrine: Set my alarm clock.

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LI V ING A R E A ‘I love the space and height here,’ says Julien. ‘You come in and you go, “Wow!” But it’s still a modern, practical space – you can see people and talk to them even as you cook.’ Get the look The Met sofa and chair are from Cassina. This is the B1 speaker from Vivid Audio. The table is bespoke, designed by Julien. The side table is the DLM (Don’t Leave Me) model by Hay. The cushions and throw are from Heal’s.


BOYS’ BATHROOM Julien designed this space to be fun yet practical, with plenty of storage. ‘I like the quirky colours here and the coloured taps,’ he says. Get the look The taps and shower are by Vola. The bathtub is from Ma Salle de Bain. The double basin is from CP Hart.

Julien designed the wardrobes and had them made bespoke. The design (which conceals inset handles) is based on dandelion seeds being blown in the wind. Inside, the wardrobes are meticulously arranged with a space for everything (even Sandrine’s shoes). Get the look For similar wardrobes, find a recommended cabinet maker locally to build to your own design via ratedpeople.com.

BENJA MIN’S BEDROOM This room has another huge up-and-over window and possibly the best view in the house with a panorama over north London. Self-expression is allowed here. ‘It’s his bedroom – he can do what he wants,’ says Julien. ‘We chose the cupboard because it looks like locker room furniture’. Get the look The Loft wardrobe is from Maisons du Monde. The skateboards are Benjamin’s. Find similar skateboards at Slam City.

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M A STER BEDROOM ‘We had to completely reconfigure the bedroom when we moved in,’ says Julien, ‘because, originally, they had a water bed in here, which meant it had a raised platform.’ Get the look These are I-Night System Inclinart side tables by Presotto. The cushions and throw are from Heal’s. This is the Boy on a Swing artwork by Dan Parry-Jones, bought from Edgar Modern.

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CLOCKWISE FROM BELOW Aspect mirror, £149, Made.com with Livingetc; Fleetwood cotton/linen sofa bed, £830, sofa.com; Le Papillon wall light, £2,500, Be Illuminated; throw, £102.50, Avoca at Amara; Faux Ficus benjamina tree, £134.95 (including planter), Red Hot Plants; RS2 football table, £2,995, RS Barcelona at The Conran Shop; Cohen pendant, £99, Heal’s; Milin sink mixer, £65, Deante at Galaxy Bath; and Urban gnome, £49.50, Vitamin

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HOMES / ETC DINING A R E A Colin designed this Tasmanian oak staircase, which was built and installed by a local stair company. As the lower part doesn’t need balustrades, the whole ground floor feels far more open. Get the look The staircase was built by Jamin Wheeler Staircases, based in Mornington Peninsula. The engineered smoked and limed American oak flooring was supplied by Melbourne company Royal Oak Floors. Hanging over the table is the Bubble Saucer pendant by George Nelson for Herman Miller, available at Nest.

K ITCHEN This area is home to an ever-evolving collection of charming graphic designs that Deb has artfully arranged. ‘We’ve stuck them on the wall with Velcro stickers, so we can change the look whenever we want,’ she explains. Get the look The rustic bench is from Melbourne-based Asian Tide. The reindeer hide is from Great Dane, also in Melbourne. lifestyleetc.co.uk / March 2017

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‘The Eskimo cushion means everything to me,’ says Deb. ‘It was the starting point for the whole scheme. I found it in a shop in Paris, but when I tried to order another one, they’d sold out.’ Get the look The cushion is by Copenhagen brand By Nord. For a similar wood burner, see Stovax’s Elise design. The low-slung Rossi sofa is from Australian store Lounge Designer Furniture. The Let’s Get Lost art panel is by Danish brand Faunascapes. Find the Eames House Bird for Vitra at Heal’s.

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HOME TRUTHS What’s your favourite comfort food? Chicken soup. If you were invited to a fancy-dress party, who would you go as? Patsy from Ab Fab – I think Joanna Lumley is gorgeous. Do you have a secret indulgence? Too much red wine! What’s your ultimate holiday destination? I’d love to visit Norway to see the northern lights. What’s your favourite time of day? I like to get up at 5am and go outside with a blanket over my shoulders and a cup of tea. I love stargazing and often see shooting stars at that time. Which book are you reading? Cabin Porn by Steven Leckart. 86

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K ITCHEN This part of the house is still a work in progress as Colin is going to install glass panels in front of the timber splashback, which is made up of the same American oak laid on the floor. Get the look The cabinetry and fittings were all supplied by German brand Häfele, which Colin then assembled himself. Find a rustic stool like this at French Connection Home.


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DEB’S STUDY ‘I love being in here, surrounded by the artwork,’ says Deb. ‘I never get sick of looking at it all.’ Get the look Many of Deb’s collection of prints are by Nick Young for Curio & Curio. The wall clock is from Australian outlet Matt Blatt. Find a similar Tintin bust at The Tintin Shop. This is an Aeron office chair by Herman Miller.


GUEST HOUSE BEDROOM ‘We chose this wall colour because it’s a neutral white, not leaning to blue or yellow. It’s a soft, gentle, translucent white, like milk,’ explains Deb. Get the look For a matching paint shade, try Farrow & Ball’s Pointing. The four-poster bed is from MRD Home. The linen bedding is from Merci Merci and H&M Home. The Meyer table lamp is from Beacon Lighting.


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ABOVE, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Tatiana 7755/16 cotton-mix in Moss, £75 per m, Romo; Sisal Bubbleweave Desert carpet, £56 per sq m, Alternative Flooring; Simply White matte paint, £69.50 for 3.79l, Benjamin Moore; Raw sawn-oak flooring, from £139 per sq m, Element 7; and Shou Sugi Ban pine cladding, £191.94 per sq m, Havwoods

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Street Sign letter, £7, The Vintage Wall; Diya bench, £180, Nkuku; Kura extra-large lamp shade, £60, Habitat; sheepskin rug, £99, Toast; Canton double four-poster bed, £1,395, Lombok; Moroccan pouffe cover, £69, notonthehigh street.com; DB15 wood-burning stove, £1,750, Morsø; glass-fronted wall cabinet, £315, Graham and Green; and Black Triangles cushion, £59, Ferm Living at The Goodhood Store

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H A LLWAY The shell-frame mirror belonged to Pierrette’s granny. ‘She lived with just a sunhat, a dress and a basket,’ says Pierrette. ‘But she had some pretty funky pieces and loved crazy things.’ Get the look This is Harlequin’s Sumi wallpaper in Hessian/ Copper. The bespoke stair runner is from Tim Page Carpets. The console table was bought at Lots Road Auctions.

LI V ING ROOM ‘This room was designed around the fireplace,’ says Pierrette. ‘It was a gift from my mother-in-law… I’d always wanted one! It was quite a job to install and build a flue, but so worthwhile.’ Get the look For a similar fire surround, check out Chesney’s. This is Drag DR 1216 wallpaper by Farrow & Ball. The Small Snooze sofa is by Ochre. The coffee table is bespoke, made in Belgium from reclaimed flooring.

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DINING A R E A ‘They’re bright, aren’t they!’ Pierrette says, pointing to the chairs. ‘I added the stripe to make them pretty cool.’ They were a gift from Pierrette’s parents-in-law. ‘Before I met John, I might have bought something more modern, but now I love them.’ Get the look The chairs are upholstered with Romo fabrics and, on the seat back, a Tissus d’Hélène design. The table was found in a local antiques shop. The rug, a gift from Pierrette’s sister, was brought back from India. The curtains are made in Hedgehog linen-mix in Duck Egg Brown by Neisha Crosland at Turnell & Gigon. The painting was bought from the Affordable Art Fair.

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s a child, did you ever dream about your future home? Pierrette Bentinck did. ‘I would say, “When I grow up and have a family, I’d like a house with a fireplace and cool art”,’ she says. ‘Now I have it! This is my grown-up home!’ Alongside the roaring fire and striking paintings, her London terrace boasts an exciting mix of pattern, colour, inherited pieces, contemporary furniture and cleverly upcycled finds. ‘I suppose you’d call it eclectic?’ says Pierrette, sounding unsure. ‘It’s not standard!’ As well as being a dream come true, this place is the happy result of a lifetime of collecting. ‘Whenever I go somewhere, I pick up things,’ she says. ‘I’ve been walking around with fabric swatches and wallpaper scraps for years. Here, I’ve had a chance to use them all.’ The house has also allowed her to display treasures that have been in storage. ‘I’ve had one painting for about 20 years,’ she says. ‘It’s been at Big Yellow the whole time!’ So why the delay? It’s because, despite living here on and off since 2009, Pierrette and her husband John have only owned the whole house since 2013. Before that, it was two flats. They lived in the lower one and, once children Rolf, Georgie and Nerine came along, moved to a bigger, rented home and let the flat out. ‘Then, one morning, we emailed the neighbours above it to see if they wanted to sell,’ says Pierrette. ‘First they said no, then it was why not?’ Finally, Pierrette, an interior designer, had the chance to convert two into one and create a family home worthy of her childhood ambitions. ‘Initially, we just gutted the entrance and added a new staircase,’ she says. Then she opened up the poky rooms on the first floor, removing the kitchen, before working out how to redesign the space. Her ambition? ‘For it to work for everyone and every age.’ Now, the lower two floors are very much for the kids. ‘They know they can have their friends over, watch a film and do anything they like there,’ says Pierrette. Equally, if she and John want to entertain, the first-floor living room is the perfect toy-free space. ‘I love our big dining table too,’ she adds. ‘I like having lots of people round. It was great to be able to design a space where that’s possible.’ Pierrette ponders each choice she makes for clients, but admits that in her own home she was more instinctive. ‘I don’t agonise over things,’ she says. ‘My mother was an interior designer and my sister is too, so it’s definitely in our blood.’ Their creative genes stem from a decidedly groovy granny. ‘She lived in Ibiza in the Seventies and Eighties, in a house that had belonged to the Bee Gees,’ says Pierrette. ‘She was very out there and funky. We get it from her!’ Mixed with this family flair is a dose of Dutch style (she and John are both expats). Rather than kit the house out from scratch, she modified her existing pieces so they work in their new surroundings. The blinds in the kitchen and the living room coffee table used to be in her interiors shop in the Dutch town of Bloemendaal, while the curtains in the girls’ room originally hung in her own teenage bedroom. ‘I like to reuse stuff,’ she says. ‘It’s about being creative and resourceful. ‘I’m also not afraid of colour or pattern,’ Pierrette adds, ‘but I prefer warm shades to saturated ones and geometric prints over flowery designs.’ What you won’t find, though, is endless amounts of grey. ‘I see so much of it with my work and sometimes I get fed up and react!’ she says. Like when she had the dining chairs upholstered in zingy red and blue... ‘When I saw them, I did think, okay, maybe I went a tiny bit too far this time!’ Needless to say, the chairs look fabulous and with them, Pierrette has not only bucked the grey trend, but stayed true to her roots. ‘A love of colour runs in my family,’ she says. ‘I will always enjoy it.’ To learn more about Pierrette’s interior design work, visit studiobentinck.com


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HOME PROFILE THE OWNERS Interior designer Pierrette Bentinck, her husband John, who works in finance, and their children Rolf, eight, Georgie, seven, and Nerine, six, plus Puck the Jack Russell terrier. THE PROPERTY A period terrace house in southwest London. The lower-ground floor includes two children’s bedrooms, a bathroom and a playroom. On the ground floor is a kitchen-diner. Above is the living room, library and a WC. On the top floor is the master bedroom, en-suite bathroom, a shower room and Pierrette’s dressing room/study.

DINING A R E A The plate rack and china are all by Astier de Villatte – Pierrette receives a new piece from her husband each birthday. ‘I made the lights on either side of the rack for a client years ago, but they were the wrong size,’ she says. ‘So I decided to keep them.’ Get the look The lamp shades are from Oka. The armchair is upholstered in a Manuel Canovas fabric.

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‘This pink goes with everything – modern and traditional – and there’s enough grey in it to stop the look turning “sugary”’

HOME TRUTHS If you could see into the future, would you look? Maybe, but I’d probably not believe it anyway, given everything that happened in 2016. And your personal goals for 2017? Trying to stay ahead of the curve in a world that is changing rapidly. What are your survival tips for a busy family life? Preparation and patience mixed with slight panic. Your ideal weekend would involve which three things? Cooking, family bike ride, Sunday lunch… Spring is coming soon – any plans for holidays? We’re going to Maine in the US to visit relatives. It’s a great combination of outdoor life and lobster rolls. Finally, which film have you enjoyed recently? I loved the Baz Luhrmann version of The Great Gatsby – I spent most of it looking at the interiors!

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K ITCHEN ‘I sit with the children here to do homework or when they have dinner,’ says Pierrette. ‘This stainless-steel table is so practical.’ Get the look The prep table is by Nisbets. On the shelf is a KitchenAid stand mixer. These are Rockett St George bar stools. The cabinetry is from B&Q. The blind is made in Beaded Stripe linen-mix by Neisha Crosland at Turnell & Gigon. The walls are painted in Paint & Paper Library’s Suchong pure flat emulsion. The vintage pendant light was bought in Holland. The portrait painting was inherited from Pierrette’s grandparents and is believed to be of South American origin.


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GIR LS’ BEDROOM ‘Georgie and Nerine’s biggest wish was to have a Frozenthemed room,’ says Pierrette. ‘This is my version of that, which I can live with! It’s pink to the max, but as they get older, I can trim out some of the fluffy stuff and they can still enjoy it.’ Get the look This is Shawnee wallpaper by Brunschwig & Fils. The toile de Jouy bedspreads were brought back from Holland. This is Jonathan Adler’s Giraffe table lamp.

M A STER BEDROOM John made the headboard from two old doors. ‘We went to the tip and I saw them,’ says Pierrette. ‘I love scavenging!’ Here, she used the same wallpaper as in the living room, but in a different shade. ‘It works so well and gives a little bit of depth without interfering with the overall scheme,’ she says. Get the look This is Drag DR 1230 wallpaper by Farrow & Ball. The lamp shade is from Pooky. The paisley print bed linen is by Zara Home. The geometric cushion is made in Ravenna linen by Michael Szell at Christopher Farr Cloth.

PIER R ETTE’S STUDY Pierrette designed a study-cum-dressing room on the top floor, complete with bespoke shelving, which flanks a simple desk. ‘I’ve had it for years and it just fits here,’ she says. Get the look The desk is from Ikea. The chair is by Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. The wall light is from Holly’s House. The blind is made in Jim Thompson’s Gemstone cotton in Emerald, available in the UK through Fox Linton.

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ROLF ’S BEDROOM ‘This used to be mine and John’s room, before we converted the upstairs flat,’ says Pierrette. ‘It has lovely grass-cloth wallpaper, which I wouldn’t normally put in my kids’ rooms as it’s quite expensive! But Rolf inherited it and it looks great.’ Get the look The grass-cloth wallpaper is from Phillip Jeffries.

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IDEAS TO STEAL Take your cue from Pierrette’s love of standout fabrics and striking palettes

ABOVE, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Ortiz 7767/04 Jacquard velvet in Magenta, £90 per m, Romo; Yamuna F6946-01 cotton-mix, £105 per m, Matthew Williamson for Osborne & Little; Juicy Red endurance matt emulsion, £24.49 for 2.5l, Dulux; Azure Blue Santona tiles, £156 per sq m, Bert & May; and Estella NCW4202- 02 wallpaper, £88 per roll, Nina Campbell for Osborne & Little

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Fortuna platter tray, £98, Anthropologie; Lola table lamp, £75; and Heraldic ikat shade, £95, Pooky; Lille velvet armchair, £399, Swoon Editions; Parquet console table, £360, French Connection Home; Inferno bed, £770 (mattress not included), sofa.com; Hello Kitty lamp, £130, Sisters Guild; Carnival of the Notes painting, £1,200, Diana Baur at degreeart.com; Shenlong jar, £485, Oka; and New York City toile cushion, £100, Timorous Beasties

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French designer Olivier Gay rewrote the history of this formal London townhouse, using artistic licence to add a twist to the tale with colour, pattern and a mischievous sense of humour

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LI V ING ROOM ‘I’m passionate about modern art and so are Kay and Alain,’ says Olivier. ‘This room has become almost a gallery, but a very comfortable, homely one.’ An animated video artwork, The Night of Perpetual Day, hangs over the sofa: ‘It’s a rework of ancient Chinese landscapes,’ says Olivier. ‘You can peer at it and see a different tiny event unfolding each time.’ Get the look The animated artwork is by Yang Yongliang from Galerie Paris-Beijing. The Philip Glass portrait is by Chuck Close at Barbara Krakow Gallery. These are Nepal chairs by Paola Navone for Baxter. Andere Monjo’s Rain coffee table and the standard lamp are from Mint. 102

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HOME PROFILE THE DESIGNER Architectural designer Olivier Gay created this home for his good friends Kay and Alain Chablon. THE PROPERTY A four-storey townhouse in west London. The ground floor has a lobby, dining room and open-plan kitchen/living area. Upstairs there’s a study and living room, with the master suite, dressing room and gym on the top floor. The lower-ground floor has two guest suites, a WC and a utility room.

LI V ING ROOM Seventies disco diva meets Louis XV in a storm of pattern. ‘This artist likes to use patterned backgrounds in her collages, so Kay picked this wallpaper to display the piece in the same spirit,’ says Olivier. Get the look This Mickalene Thomas artwork is from Lehmann Maupin. The Rheinsberg wallpaper is by Designers Guild. The Louis XV fireplace was bought in France. The sculpture to the left of the fireplace, called Christmas Tree, is by Lionel Scoccimaro.


LI V ING ROOM An art installation recreates Eighties LA. ‘Videos play, music tinkles and fog can billow from underneath – it’s like a jukebox. It just carries on playing in its own little world while you chat,’ says Olivier. Get the look The installation by Tracey Snelling is from Aeroplastics. This is the Clay floor lamp by Maarten Baas. The flooring and wall is in reclaimed Versailles parquet; try Lawsons for similar.

‘IT’S GOOD TO HAVE FUN, to play around a little in a house, non?’ Olivier Gay is a Frenchman with a mischievous sense of humour – and he’s given it free rein in this expansive west London property. It’s the home he designed for his good friends Kay and Alain Chablon. Kay is a native New Yorker and her husband is French, ‘So they wanted me to bring a bit of Paris into their new abode,’ explains Olivier. In fact, they entrusted him with completely remodelling the place while they were still working abroad. And, like The Cat in the Hat, while the couple were away, Olivier decided to introduce them to a whole new level of fun. Step over the threshold of this formal redbrick and you enter a world of playful contrasts. A world where art becomes animated and model installations whirr and tinkle. Where every room is an opportunity to add a witty aside – like the supersized cowboy and chief who shoot it out above the serious, steely kitchen. Or the wraparound library shelving with decoration that seems to be in one style, but then changes, gaining florid momentum as it progresses around the room. ‘So you start off thinking it’s as plain as Ikea, but as your eye travels around the room, it has become more Louis XV,’ Olivier says, smiling. He likes it best when the joke dawns slowly. At first glance, the artwork in the lobby looks like an old painting that’s been given a serious hammering. Is Olivier taking ‘vintage find’ to a new extreme? He points a finger at a tiny sculpted woodpecker perched on the side of the deliberately deconstructed painting. ‘It’s him, he did it!’ says Olivier, laughing. He loves in-jokes such as this because they speak of a changing, fluid narrative. ‘I like to create stories in my work,’ Olivier explains, ‘because we would all like to live in a storybook.’ The bigger, more imaginative, story in this home, however, is about changing the character of a fine and upstanding townhouse. ‘The previous owners were a lord and lady – very well connected, very British,’ Olivier recalls. Their home was equally charming and formal. ‘They would receive visitors’ calling cards in the front room,’ he says. Meanwhile, the living area overlooking the garden at the back of the building – now filled with sunlight and pops of colour – was wreathed in dark fabrics and oil paintings: ‘The artwork was very traditional,’ says Olivier. ‘The countryside, dogs, horses and so on…’

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So Olivier stripped back the house to its well-bred bones. On the top floor, he left one bare brick wall and roof rafters exposed, as a reminder of this chapter in its transformation. He also removed doors and opened up sightlines. This means that tantalising glimpses of the next space – and the next part of the narrative – are revealed as you move around the house. One unifying element throughout is the salvaged Versailles parquet flooring, shipped over from Paris to be reassembled, ‘like a big jigsaw, complete with original wooden peg nails,’ says Olivier. This typically French flooring sets a motif for the house, repeated in a wall of mirrors sliced into diamonds and reflected in shiny tin ceiling tiles in the dining room. It even zips up the alcove walls in the living room. ‘Kay walked in and said, “Oh my God, Olivier, what have you done here?” But she meant it in a good way – she and Alain were delighted,’ he says. Even the patterned walls come with an element of surprise, as Olivier opted for panels of fabric, rather than wallpaper. ‘It feels and looks totally different,’ he says. ‘It alters sound and adds another texture, rather than flat pattern.’ Surfaces have also been arranged so that they contrast, intersect and spark off each other, creating a dynamism that spills into each space. Even some of the furniture, as created by Maarten Baas, is moulded in wobbly, unpredictable shapes. Baas’s designs appeal to Olivier’s sensual side – and his sense of humour. ‘Their texture is like chewing gum – like something you find stuck under a school desk,’ he says, with an impish grin. For more info about Olivier Gay’s projects, visit ogarchitecture.com


HOMES / ETC LOBBY Olivier removed internal doors to create an unfettered sightline through the ground floor, a view peppered with thought-provoking objets and art. Get the look The charcoal artwork by Richard Serra was bought at a charity auction at Phillips. This is Maarten Baas’s Clay console table. The vase is by Gaetano Pesce. The owl umbrella stand is from Graham and Green.

K ITCHEN The scheme is a professional run of stainless steel, but its no-nonsense approach gets a twist with some oversized toy figures and a playful light. ‘The pendant sums up our approach – something delicate and decorative combined with harder contemporary lines,’ says Olivier. Get the look The kitchen is by Varenna/ Poliform, with custom-made elements and appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele. This is the Crystal chandelier by Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba. The cowboy and chief are by Bang Bang Kid, available at The Conran Shop.


V IEW FROM DINING ROOM Diamonds are forever, with the sliding door and ceiling taking their cue from the Versailles parquet. ‘Kay and I found the antique wall panel in the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen in Paris, but this context makes it feel more modern and interesting,’ says Olivier. Get the look Find a similar antique panel at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair. The bench is upholstered in Dedar fabric. The bespoke door and cabinetry are by Olivier Gay. The forged side table is by Het Tafelbureau at Mint.

HOME TRUTHS Olivier, which three words best describe you? Practical joker, gourmand and open-minded. Do Londoners do anything better than Parisians? Pick up dog poop. And what do Parisians do that Londoners should envy? French kiss. Favourite bars in Paris and London? ISTR in Le Marais and the Experimental Cocktail Club in Soho. If you could live anywhere, in any year, where would it be? NYC in 2020. Finally, in the movie of your life, who would play you? I think Jerry Seinfeld would be up to the job.


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DINING ROOM ‘This space reminds us of the opulence of Paris, but in an English setting,’ says Olivier. The Versailles parquet is subtly echoed in the diamond mirror motif. Get the look This is the Waste table by Piet Hein Eek. The Paper chandelier is by Studio Job for Moooi. The banquette is upholstered in Pierre Frey velvet and the curtains are in Dedar fabric. The vases are from Mint. The ceiling is clad in tin tiles shipped from the US – Rockett St George sells similar.

V IEW TO LOBBY Contrasting styles intersect in the hall and a playful artwork greets visitors. ‘We love the moment when people spot the woodpecker – the “culprit” behind the artistic destruction,’ says Olivier. Get the look The artwork, called First Harvest in the Wilderness with Woodpecker, is by Valerie Hegarty and was bought from a gallery in California. This is La Musardiere toile wallpaper in Noir by Manuel Canovas. lifestyleetc.co.uk / March 2017

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The bespoke library shelving is typically tongue-in-cheek Olivier. ‘The detailing starts plain on the left, then picks up decoration as it wraps around, like a story that gathers momentum,’ he says. Get the look The sofa and chair are from Designers Guild. This is the Borghese coffee table by Noé DuchaufourLawrance for La Chance. The Split Bright rug is by Paul Smith for The Rug Company. The mirror is French vintage. The prints reflected in the mirror are by David Hockney from Richard Gray Gallery. For a cactus vase like this one, check out The Conran Shop.


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M A STER BEDROOM Olivier stripped the walls back to bare brick and left one section at the top of the house exposed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; its roughness highlighted by the decorative wallpaper. Get the look This is Earlham wallpaper by de Gournay. The bed is from Poliform. The floral cushion is from Mint.

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IDEAS TO STEAL Be inspired by Olivier’s love of dazzling patterns and ultra-luxe surfaces

ABOVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Mews Trellis 31571/04 linen-mix in Lime, £82 per m, James Hare; Metallic Tile wallpaper, £50 per roll, Graham & Brown; Black absolute matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5l, Little Greene; Jack Chantilly oak parquet panel, £120 per sq m, The Solid Wood Flooring Company; and Fruit Looters wallpaper in Frost, £300 per roll, Timorous Beasties

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Burdette pendant, £280, Bloomingville at Out There Interiors; Tango sofa in Aurora, £1,775 (including cushions), Duresta for Matthew Williamson; Memo rug, from £420, Woven; Caribe Perroquet cushion, £100, Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild at Houseology; Emmerson dining table, £799, West Elm at John Lewis; graphic art, £166, Celine Ziang Art at Etsy; and Grenade Zipper vase, £298, Jonathan Adler

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THE DATE Monday 27 March 2017 THE TIMETABLE 9.30am Arrival and coffee 10am Lecture: expressive style, explained 11.15am Break 11.30am Workshop: expressive schemes 12.30pm Lunch 1.30pm Lecture: the principles of mixing colour, pattern, texture, form and function 2.15pm Workshop: applying basic principles of design 3pm Break 3.15pm Sourcing: from new design to salvage yards 3.45pm Q&A 4pm Close

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PROJECT INSPIR ATION From cool Scandi minimalism to the new industrial aesthetic, we pick out the 10 key themes set to dominate 2017’s kitchens

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DESIGNNEWS Kitchen and bathroom kit and hi-tech solutions

SIMPLY M AGIC Banish chemicals from your wiping and polishing and turn to Tincture, which advocates ‘cleansing’ rather than ‘cleaning’. Its unique formulas employ 100% natural ingredients, such as essential oils and botanics, as well as pure antimicrobial tech. Stock up on bottles to restore your furniture, floor and fridge – and remember, they go under the sink, not on your dressing table. From £7.50 each (tincturelondon.com)

[ Hit list ] It looks like King Midas paid a visit to Bang & Olufsen HQ and tested out some of the brand’s classics, as speakers, TVs and sound systems now come covered in gleaming golden coats. The Cool Modern Collection is exactly as it’s named, with the metallic colour decadently updating some of the most iconic designs in tech. BeoLab 18 speakers, from £5,275 for two (bangolufsen.com)

[ Thirst burst ] Fed up of throwing water all over yourself as you jog? Then you’ll be needing to add the Contigo Swish water bottle to your running kit – it’s 100% spill- and leak-proof and closes after every gulp with its autoseal button. Press, drink, release. And keep running. £15 (debenhams.com)

EYE SPY Calling the Rif6 Cube projector small is an understatement – this image is actual size. It turns any surface in a 3m-wide screen, showcasing images and film from devices and memory cards in vibrant LED. A pocket-sized marvel. £269.95 (amazon.co.uk)

V NEAT HEAD BOYS Hear that? It’s the new Master & Dynamic MW50 headphones and, boy, do they sound good. With three times the standard wireless connectivity, you can get your tunes from 100 feet away from your device, while the battery lasts a whopping 16 hours. Plus, they look good too – that’ll be the leathercovered, memory-foam ear pads and the steel and aluminium detailing, no doubt. £399 (masterdynamic.co.uk)

As more and more of our belongings now require charging, nightmarish tangled wires are starting to take over. Native Union’s come up with a solution – the Eclipse USB hub, which charges multiple devices with one plug, while storing up to 24 feet of cable under its walnut, cherrywood or marble top. Slick… From approx £55 (nativeunion.co.uk)

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[ Hi fly ] Make illuminating your en suite an event with Kartell E\/DXIHQ·V5LÁ\ pendants. Pleated columns cascade downwards, suffusing a calming light on to you as you bathe. Gather a collection of them and create your own ultra-modern copper chandelier. And, yes, they’re IP 44 rated, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have them in other rooms. From £288 each (ripples bathrooms.com)

Top-class Italian craftsmanship meets minimalist Japanese design in the Ki kitchen by Nendo for Scavolini. Its key element is a multifunctional porcelain container, which functions as a basin bowl or storage box and sits on the elm work surface, so reducing clutter and creating a simple, elegant look. And what does Ki mean in Japanese? Both ‘container’ and ‘wood’. How neat. From £28,000 (multiliving.co.uk)

[ Easy squeezy ] Pip-free pancakes coming your way! Pop your wedges into Oxo Good Grips’ silicone lemon squeezer for fresh juice, minus the seeds and liquid-spattered hands. Just the thing to get the kids involved come Shrove Tuesday… £4 (johnlewis.com)

COMMUTER BOOSTER An espresso machine with a built-in cup that can fit in your bag and be powered with one hand – the Minipresso NS is something of a coffee miracle. Now compatible with capsules, it’s even easier to get your on-the-go caffeine hit – pour in your hot water (which will stay warm en route), insert the capsule, pump it up and then start slurping. £55 (bearandbear.com)

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Black Marquina marble. If there’s a chicer material to set a bathroom basin in, we’ve yet to see it… Drummond’s Hebdern vanity – which comes as a single or double – can be accessorised with this nickel stand, as well as brass, chrome or bronze versions, so prepare for some hard decisions. £3,300 (drummonds-uk.com)

If we’ve learned one thing about bathing trends, it’s that asymmetry’s here to stay. The Turin slipper bath from Victorian Plumbing ticks all of the style boxes with its smooth lines, enticing depth and seamless, glossy finish (hello, freestanding taps) – and that’s not to mention the price box too. £499.95 (victorianplumbing.co.uk)

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Jo’s London home is adorned with Pierre Williams figurines, TOP LEFT, a vintage sunburst mirror, ABOVE, and a Dominic Schuster verre églomisé splashback, LEFT; some of Jo’s must-have surfaces, FROM TOP – Aladdin floor tile, £384 per sq m, Ann Sacks; and polished marble, £20.28 per sq m, Mandarin Stone; and ‘edgy glamour’ personified – Ostrich feather lamp, £3,300, A Modern Grand Tour

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DESIGN / PROFILE CLOCKWISE FROM THIS PICTURE Raw textures and luxe furnishings set the scene at a Jo Berryman Studio revamp in west London; the ‘bold and graphic’ Happy Together pendant, £3,300, Michael Anastassiades at Twentytwentyone; Jo dressed this client’s bedroom in lush pink fabric by Kevin O’Brien Studio; and the portrait is a junk-shop find Jo bought in LA

‘More, more, give me more!’. For a house in southwest London, for example, I worked with the dramatic colours of a Paula Rego painting to dictate the velvet pink, champagne taupe and gold hues of the room. I find murky colours – smoky blues, dovetail greys, blush pinks, tobacco browns, olives and mustards – most restful. They help to create cosseting, harmonious spaces that don’t overwhelm, but then provide a great backdrop for a bit of edge and surprise. Do you have any go-to ingredients for each project? I like playing with scale, so a bold, schizo wallpaper in a small space, or something delicate in a big space. Vintage pieces, well-worn and loved, lend a patina and their ageing adds to the story. And maybe it’s my fashion provenance, but I think of finishing spaces much like I dress myself – my clothes, such as a great Etro dress with a leather jacket, set the mood for the walls and floors of my room’s backdrop; the lights, cushions and throws are like my jewellery. How do you create interest in a room? I like playing with unlikely juxtapositions, such as industrial concrete floors with a French gilt sofa clad in a romantic floral; a sleek Saarinen table with a reclaimed wood floor; an antique bed beneath a jarring contemporary art piece. At the moment, I have

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a thing for net curtains – vintage lace, of course – mixed with the modern lines of a Crittall window. So you like to think outside the box? For 42 Acres, a sprawling retreat in Somerset for wellness and rewiring, I wanted to create something that wasn’t overdesigned, but that was a little unexpected. Against an earthy palette, with warm wood and treated hides, I teamed some psychedelic wallpaper, vibrant textiles by A Rum Fellow, furniture made by local joiner Matt Belfrage and antiques sourced from Wells Reclamation. What’s your key mood of the moment? I’m into slightly weathered, tarnished gold, through metallic papers by Cole & Son or gold or brass integrated pieces of furniture. It has a wonderful transmutability that changes with the seasons and the time of day. In one recent project, I installed a fortified, smoked-glass floor in the bathroom. It looks like an oil slick has spilled across the room. In my own kitchen, I’ve used golden-streaked onyx for the island – I couldn’t live in an all-white house. And animal print is always an easy go-to for lending a masculine edge. Do you have any favourite finishes? I’m a huge fan of the Moroccan plaster finish tadelakt – applied seamlessly, it results in a beautifully smooth surface, free from grout lines – or alternatively, polished concrete, because it doesn’t matter if it chips slightly as it just leaves a lovely crumpled effect. I also like the warmth of fumed oak and mirrored finishes – not just for the bathroom, but for cocktail nooks and kitchens – because they bounce light around a room, amplifying it and adding a bit of sparkle and glamour. And lighting? I don’t do ornate chandeliers – I’m instantly drawn to bold, graphic shapes, such as Michael Anastassiades’s Happy Together stacked pendant. How can art work in the home? Artwork brings in colour – I especially like to use it in a bedroom, to lend a more intriguing vibe. Favourites include Unskilled Worker and Grace O’Connor’s photorealistic paintings. I also integrate artistic influences through textile design, such as Kevin O’Brien Studio’s sumptuous patterned silk velvets or Porter


[ P.S ] Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on your dream dinner-party guest list? Artist Yayoi Kusama, sculptor Claude Lalanne, singer Kate Bush and my schoolgirl crush, River Phoenix.

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT The dado in Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hall is painted in St Giles Blue estate emulsion, ÂŁ39.50 for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball; her garden includes this faux Chesterfield made by Gray Concrete; a vibrant Nica brocade bolster, ÂŁ325, A Rum Fellow; find an icon at Fears and Kahn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Milo Baughman cocktail cart, ÂŁ1,250; and an offbeat sign sourced from McCully and Crane gives one of Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cloakrooms its untamed edge

Teleoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand-painted wallpapers. They bring an otherworldliness and untamed texture to a space. Where do you source unusual pieces? I look to Scaramanga and The French House for wooden chests, tables and chairs and Fears and Kahn for slightly whackier restored vintage pieces. I like Fired Earth and Ann Sacks for tiles and colourful stone from Romagno Marmi and Mandarin Stone. For the recent restoration of a Victorian mansion in London, I used local stained-glass craftsman Robin Cooper to customise a pattern for the panelling of the front door and entrance porch. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your own home like? I worked with my friend, architect Takero Shimazaki, to eke as much space as possible out of the Victorian terrace house I share with my husband Philip and daughters Nico and Romy. We opened up the top floor to create a well of light, dug down into the basement to create a Zen-like garden and created a mezzanine library area overlooking a raised dining platform, all the while being sure to maintain the original architectural details. Do you have any final tips? Home should be the theatre of your life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where you live and where memories are made, so it should reflect that. Grouping favourite things such as ceramics and glassware together in a way that elevates their sense of importance creates interest for the eye. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very inspired by the way the Horniman Museum in southeast London displays its vast, extraordinary array of treasures. At home, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll use a brass belt stand to drape pearls and VIP backstage passes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about showing a little bit of trash, a little bit of treasure. But most importantly, it should feel alive. Alive spaces are happy spaces. For more info, visit joberrymanstudio.com

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INSPIRING KITCHEN SOLUTIONS

PHOTOGRAPHY JAMES MERRELL/TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM

Go in, all guns blazing, for your chosen style with our guide to the key design cues

1 VINTAGE Forget matchy-matchy and combine different furniture styles with verve. Comfort, with a degree of edginess, is the goal, but making the results appear effortless requires skill. Limit the number of finishes and materials, as too many will result in chaos. Introduce personality with standalone pieces: visit your local salvage yard or antiques fair and choose items that make you smile. Project details A genuine salvage-hunting success story, this kitchen is built from a careful edit of antiques and eBay finds. Contact Retrouvius for similar reclaimed science benches and haberdashery displays, from ÂŁ954. Words and picture research â &#x201E; Linda Clayton

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The inviting warmth of timber guarantees its continued reign over kitchens and, in recent years, wood has stepped away from the trad scene to become a serious contemporary contender. The latest trends focus on reliable hardwoods, such as oak and ash, washed with a grey stain to remove traces of yellowness. Black and dark stained oak, with the broodiness of singed timber, is another direction that works well with warm metallic accents. For full-height timber doors, there’s a new generation of multi-ply boards, faced with 4mm real timber on an incredibly stable pressed core that won’t warp – Holloways of Ludlow and Edmondson Interiors are both stockists. Also check out Aster Cucine’s Factory range, featuring reclaimed stained wood with raw iron handles, available from Espresso Design. Project details Solid oak, hand-stained to reach the precise chocolate tones required, lends warmth and richness to this bespoke kitchen by London-based Aldworth James & Bond. Expect to pay from £35,000 for a similar scheme.

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3 BOLD BLUE Dulux sealed the deal when it declared Denim Drift its top colour for 2017. In kitchens, blue is the new black… and the new grey, for that matter. Easy to combine with almost any other shade, blue is your fast track to drama, contrast and depth. To find a perfect match, head to Little Greene, which is so enamoured with blue, it has created a 21-strong capsule range dedicated to the shade. Spanning pale denims to seaside hues, there’s a blue for everyone, but it’s the intense, almostblack blues that will provide the most impressive results. Earn extra bravery points by painting your ceiling and walls in the same deep blue as the cabinetry for a kitchen that’s cosy and compelling. Project details Brisbane-based architects Marc&Co utilised the shadow line of this handleless kitchen to inject flashes of electric blue within a far darker tone. Little Greene’s Blue Verditer traditional oil eggshell, £58 for 2.5l, is a match for this vivid shade.


4 LUXE GLAMOUR Guarantee the party stays in the kitchen with an injection of glamour that makes it zing from day till night. Glamour is subjective, but if you steer towards all that is shiny and chic, it’s hard to go wrong. Heavily veined Carraras and Arabescatos epitomise luxury. Take marble up the walls on to splashbacks for maximum impact. Man-made surfaces are options too – Caesarstone’s new Supernatural designs are seriously convincing, especially if you’re precious about keeping your kitchen pristine. Warm metals are made for glam spaces, but you don’t have to go overboard to get results. A polished gold tap or copper cabinet knobs can luxe up the simplest of cabinetry. Project details The alluring design of this black lacquer and brass kitchen by Sera of London, from £30,000, is modelled on a glamorous Paris café circa 1930. This CornuFé Albertine range cooker by La Cornue starts at £5,130. Project details Dramatic wallpaper and glossy black tiles give white cabinets a glamour boost. Here, Cole & Son’s Drape wallpaper, £99 per roll, lines the walls; and Osborne & Little’s Pantanal in Metallic Copper and Chocolate, £119 per roll, is on the ceiling. Metro Brick black gloss 10 x 20cm wall tiles, £11.50 per sq m from Tiles Direct, make a chic splashback.

‘Glamorous kitchens should be materials-driven: go for rich finishes with luxurious, Mayfair-style flair, such as metalized bronze and exotic stones’ Luke Beveridge, senior designer, DesignSpace London

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PHOTOGRAPHY (OPPOSITE PAGE, MAIN IMAGE) PAUL RAESIDE/ TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM; (OPPOSITE PAGE, INSET) ALEXANDER JAMES/ TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM; (THIS PAGE) FRANCIS DZIKOWSKI/OTTO

5 HIDDEN TREASURE Secret kitchens are made for open-plan living, retreating quietly into the background when the room is being used for socialising or relaxing. The Italian brands are maestros at kitchen subterfuge – Pedini, Varenna/ Poliform and Rossana are especially savvy at monolithic island units with electronic surfaces that glide out to reveal hidden sinks and appliances within. In less spacious environs, a recessed ‘wall’ of floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, where everything is shut away behind sliding or pocket doors, is the way forward. Go for unobtrusive flat doors, or commission bespoke designs that mimic wall panelling for a truly hidden kitchen that only comes out to play when cooking is in progress. Do ensure you allocate adequate work surfaces behind the scenes, or add an island that doubles as a bar space to keep it functional. Project details This Hidden Kitchen, by Aussie interiors specialist Minosa Design, emulates trad wall panelling. The island is topped in Calacatta marble – Via Arkadia supplies similar surfaces from £700 per sq m.

[ WORKING WORKTOPS ] Virtually bulletproof materials, such as composite sintered stone (try Neolìth and Dekton), porcelain and ceramic are the hottest surface newcomers. Contemporary concrete and bronzelook designs are particularly striking.

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stories from the big brand solid-surface companies, such as Caesarstone, Corian and Silestone, which work hard to keep ahead of interior fashion. * BRING AN EXTRA DIMENSION TO DESIGN through the use of contemporary details, such as ‘waterfall edges’, where the ZRUNWRSGURSVYHUWLFDOO\WRWKHÁRRUDWWKHHQGRIDXQLW * CREATE THE ILLUSION OF ULTRA-SLIM TOPS via a 45-degree mitred edge, aka a reverse bevel, which meets with the cabinet door below, leaving only a slither of worktop visible. * GET SLICK DESIGN COHESION by running work surfaces up the walls. Many suppliers now offer thinner, cheaper, versions of the same worktop material for splashback use. * EMBRACE THE TECH with integrated wireless charging – no more phone charger cables trailing across your worktop – and induction zones that allow you to cook directly on the surface; Sola Kitchens is leading the way in the UK.

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Project details Simple box shelving filled with neutral-coloured crockery forms a serene display in this natural bleached-oak design topped in Corian and marble with hand-carved handles. Similar bespoke kitchens by Interior Elegance start at approx £20,000.

6 SCANDI STYLE Marie Kondo converts will appreciate the Zen-like calm of an uncluttered kitchen, where everything has a sense of purpose and place. Dancing a fine line between stark minimalism and hygge-esque cosiness, the appeal of a Scandi-inspired kitchen lies in the quiet comfort of a neutral, but still interesting, scheme. Think bleached timbers, pale paints and furniture chosen for its understated silhouettes. Add Nordic warmth with burnished-metal finishes, driftwood cladding and sheepskin-topped bar stools. Also seek inspiration from the organised grid system of Japanese design, which is similarly focused on blonde timbers and natural palettes. Above all, serenity and order, obtained via well-planned storage and an ergonomic layout, will lead to Scandi-style success in your kitchen. Project details Scavolini’s Ki range by Japanese design studio Nendo features porcelain containers on Hono Elm shelving to keep clutter at bay. Scavolini kitchens start at £20,000 at UK outlet Multiliving.

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7 MODERN INDUSTRIAL Once confined to urban factory conversions, where vital structural elements first became high-impact décor, the industrial legacy now has a far wider reach. ‘Modern industrial design is about mixing raw materials to achieve an edgy look,’ says Hayley Tarrington-Robson, director of architectural designers Day True. The trend is now so well-established that it’s easy to identify industrial design classics, such as aluminium stools, exposed ducting, bare lighting and unfinished concrete. ‘Although a modern industrial kitchen may initially appear quite brutalist, it’s important to leave space for the personal touches, such as artwork and books, that will make it a home,’ Tarrington-Robson adds.

PHOTOGRAPHY (OPPOSITE PAGE, MAIN IMAGE) PAUL MASSEY/TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM

Project details This Sebastian Cox kitchen by deVOL, from £15,000, features exposed lighting, aged copper and rough-sawn, sustainable oak timber with an inky dye.


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Less fussy than traditional Georgian cabinetry, while offering more shape and interest than modern flat-fronted doors, a Shaker kitchen is the ultimate timeless option. Based on the Shakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; guiding principles of simplicity, utility and honesty, the look is entirely inoffensive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a point of blessed relief in our busy lives. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Shakers valued functionality in their furniture. It was well-made, practical and avoided unnecessary clutter, which more people are now seeking out in their homes,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Katie Fontana, creative director of British Standard by Plain English. Like all the best blank canvases, Shaker cabinetry can be dressed to suit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; go preppy with bold colours or take a classical route with marble worktops. Project details Neptuneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chichester base cabinets, from ÂŁ640, painted in Shingle, are framed in whitewashed wood for a classic beach-house look.

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9 HOT HANDLELESS The term â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;handlelessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; can be a misnomer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in many cases, the handles exist, but are quietly recessed within a shadow groove. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The beauty of handles that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t protrude is that you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t catch your clothes on them as you pass, which can be particularly relevant in a small kitchen,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says DesignSpace Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design director Keith Atkins. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a design benefit at play,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he adds. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Recessed handle grooves in the same colour palette as the kitchen doors will present a solid, modular look, or you can choose a different finish to create a contrast and add interest to the design scheme.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Truly handleless kitchens offer a completely flat profile, unbroken by shadow grooves. Access is provided by low-tech, push-touch hinges, or electronic push-to-open systems, such as Austrian brand Blumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Servo-Drive.

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‘Go for cabinetry without extraneous detailing and design in plenty of storage, so worktops can be kept clear’ Richard Moore, design director, Martin Moore

Project details A vertical strip of green saves this handleless kitchen from total obscurity. The cabinets are painted in Copper Beech 314 architects’ eggshell; and the feature stripe in Euphorbia 545 architects’ eggshell, both £61 for 2.5l from Paint & Paper Library. For similar cabinetry, try Nicholas Anthony – kitchens from £30,000.


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A bright white kitchen can be surprisingly impactful. ‘Taking a purist approach to white demands attention to detail,’ advises kitchen designer Laurence Pidgeon. ‘Appliances must all be hidden away, behind retracting pocket doors if possible, so as not to break the line.’ Try to use the same white on both worktops and units, with handles integrated seamlessly into the doors to keep everything uniform and pristine. ‘The trick to avoiding a total white-out is to introduce one sharp contrast to underline the rigour of the rest of the design,’ adds Pidgeon. The only potential drawback is that every mark or stain is amplified, so it’s essential to choose durable, stain-resistant finishes, such as composite-stone worktops, satin- or gloss-lacquered doors and glass splashbacks. And get your sunglasses on standby…

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Project details A jet-black island forms a striking silhouette in this glossy white kitchen created by Biasol: Design Studio. Laurence Pidgeon stocks similar kitchens by Elmar from £20,000.

‘Part of the charm of a crisp white kitchen is the feeling of light and space throughout. Incorporate plenty of storage to maintain the uncluttered, inviting atmosphere’ Chris Mossop, kitchen designer, Harvey Jones

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PASTA PRESTO! Dinner’s ready – pronto – with Donna Hay’s quick and easy recipes Photography ⁄ Chris Court

Chorizo bolognese with buffalo mozzarella Serves 4 chorizo (500g), skin removed, chopped * 4 x dried extra-virgin olive oil * 12tablespoon rosemary, leaves picked * sprigs GULHGFKLOOLÁDNHV * ïWHDVSRRQ 2 cloves garlic, crushed * ground black pepper * sea salt and freshly 125ml red wine * can chopped tomatoes * 400g brown sugar * 2 tablespoons 400g tagliatelle * * 250g buffalo mozzarella, torn *

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Place the chorizo in a food processor and mix until finely chopped. Set aside. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the rosemary and cook for 30 seconds, or until crisp. Remove and set aside. Add the chorizo, chilli, garlic and seasoning to the pan and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Add the wine and cook for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and sugar and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium, cover with a lid and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the liquid has slightly reduced. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 6-8 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving 125ml of the cooking liquid. Add the reserved cooking liquid to the chorizo mixture and stir to combine. Top the pasta with the chorizo mixture, mozzarella, crispy rosemary and pepper to serve.


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Fresh tomato, kale and caper berry pasta

Roasted tomato, salami and mascarpone pasta

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Serves 4

* 750g cherry tomatoes, quartered tablespoon red * 1wine vinegar extra-virgin * 80mlolive oil sea salt and freshly *ground black pepper 400g spaghetti *90g * shop-bought pesto baby kale leaves * 70g * 50g caper berries * 200g fresh ricotta *

Place the tomatoes, red wine vinegar, oil and seasoning in a large bowl and, using a fork, gently crush the tomatoes. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain the pasta and place in a large bowl, add the pesto and toss to coat. Top with the tomato mixture, kale, caper berries, ricotta and seasoning to serve.

cherry * 750g tomatoes fillets, * 6 anchovy drained garlic, * 4 cloves sliced * 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil sea salt and freshly *ground black pepper spicy salami, * 100g thinly sliced 400g casarecce * pasta (available from

Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7. Place the tomatoes, anchovy fillets and sliced garlic on a large oven tray, drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 4 minutes, add the salami and cook for a further 4 minutes, or until the salami is crisp and the tomatoes are soft. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, reserving 125ml of the cooking liquid. Return the pasta to the saucepan. Add the reserved cooking liquid and the tomato mixture and mix to combine. Top with the mascarpone and sprinkle with pepper to serve.

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Creamy semi-dried tomato and pine nut pasta

Pasta with crispy sardine and oregano breadcrumbs

Serves 4

Serves 4

* 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil garlic, * 3 cloves sliced 40g pine nuts *200g semi-dried *cherry tomatoes cans cherry * 2 x 400g tomatoes sea salt and freshly *ground black pepper 400g ribbon pasta *such as mafaldine single cream * 250ml thyme sprigs * 6finely grated * Parmesan, to serve

Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Add the garlic and pine nuts and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes, or until golden. Add the semi-dried tomatoes, canned tomatoes and seasoning and bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 10-12 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and add the pasta to the pan with the sauce. Add the cream, stir to combine and cook for 1 minute. Top with the thyme and sprinkle with pepper and Parmesan to serve.

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Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 9-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, reserving 125ml of the cooking liquid. Set aside and keep warm. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the breadcrumbs, oregano, sardines and seasoning and cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Remove the breadcrumb mixture from the pan, set aside and keep warm. Add the remaining oil, garlic and tomatoes to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Add the reserved cooking liquid and balsamic vinegar, bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and reduced. Add the pasta to the tomato sauce and toss to coat. Top with the breadcrumbs to serve.


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Broccoli and speck pasta with vincotto Serves 4 , trimmed and cut into florets * 700g broccoli red chilli, thinly sliced * 1 long 4 cloves garlic, sliced *300g speck, thinly sliced * extra-virgin olive oil, * 2 tablespoons plus extra to serve freshly ground black pepper * sea salt and cherry tomatoes * 400g 400g pappardelle * vincotto (available online * 4 tablespoons â&#x20AC;&#x201C; try souschef.co.uk)

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Preheat the oven to 240°C/gas mark 9. Place the broccoli, chilli, garlic, speck, oil and seasoning on a lightly greased large oven tray and toss to combine. Add the tomatoes and cook for 7-8 minutes, or until the broccoli is lightly charred and the speck is crisp. Remove the tomatoes, set aside and keep warm. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 6-8 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, reserving four tablespoons of the cooking liquid. Return the pasta to the pan and add the vincotto and reserved cooking liquid. Add the broccoli mixture and gently toss to combine. Top with the tomatoes, sprinkle with pepper and drizzle with the extra oil to serve.

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CITY CHIC Urban escapes that deliver serious style Words ⁄ Sarah Spiteri

CLOCKWISE FROM THIS PICTURE Le Roch’s intimate dining room with soft velvet seating; the candle-lined pool is sculpted from black lava rock; and bedrooms combine timeless elegance and modern design

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city break is like tonic for the soul. Ogling unusual architecture, exploring cool neighbourhoods, scouring charming boutiques and indulging in wow restaurants... There are few things as energising as a couple of days discovering a buzzing new place. And spring’s the perfect time for it, with milder weather spelling the potential for sunny strolls and alfresco lunching. Add a glamorous hotel to the mix to take your trip to new heights. Le Roch Hotel & Spa, a boutique gem in the heart of Paris, serves up lashings of chic contemporary style, while in Milan, the striking monochrome interiors of the Senato Hotel radiate Italian sophistication. Elsewhere in Europe, the Hoxton Amsterdam has followed the formula of its sister hotels in London, creating cool, laid-back bedrooms and hip public spaces. Or, for a more exotic escape, the Royal Mansour in Marrakech, commissioned by a king and where guests stay in their own private riad, takes luxury to epic levels. It’s time to work on your travel brags…

Le Roch Hotel & Spa Paris, France The lowdown An immaculately decorated find in the 1st arrondissement. Best for Tastemakers keen to culture up then chill out. Paris’s coolest new opening might have an incredibly prime postcode, but it’s what’s behind the front door that makes it really worth the visit. Almost every corner of Le Roch is worthy of an Instagram post, #nofilter. Its colour palette is gorgeous (combinations of sage, chartreuse and milky green), the materials luxurious (velvet, marble and walnut) and the furniture is by Italian brand Cassina. The hotel’s facilities are equally special, in particular the swimming pool (very rare in central Paris) and top-notch spa, with cosmetics by contemporary brand Codage. The restaurant is creative too, with a sharing-style, modern menu – Livingetc’s highlight was the sea bream sashimi. And, of course, having the Louvre, Opéra Garnier and everything in-between on your doorstep is pretty good too. Be sure to do some style hunting in the boutiques on Rue St-Honoré – concept store Colette is a must. Book it Double rooms from approx £380 (designhotels.com).

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[ Shop spy ] Mustapha Blaoui in the medina is where savvy interiors hunters flock for gorgeous homeware, ranging from decorative lanterns to Beni Ourain rugs. A warehousesized treasure trove, it’s hidden behind simple double doors… 144, Arset Aouzal; mustaphablaoui.com

CLOCKWISE FROM THIS PICTURE The wrought-iron gates make an impressive entrance to the Royal Mansour; the grand main courtyard; decorative tiles and lavish fabrics are a key design feature; many of the riads feature terraces; and the living spaces have working fireplaces – ideal for chilly spring evenings

Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco The lowdown An opulent former palace where you can live like a king. Best for Glamazons with a taste for life’s finer things. Carved cedar wood, intricate mosaics, stained glass, inlaid marquetry, silk, velvet, suede and crystal... The Royal Mansour offers extravagance on a new level. And it really is royal, as it was commissioned by King Mohammed VI of Morocco. Guests stay in private multistorey riads, which are situated in almost four hectares of fragrant Moorish gardens. Privacy is paramount and the staff manage to be both incredibly attentive and unobtrusive. You could easily spend an entire weekend without leaving the utopian villa (hello, in-room dining!), but you’d be mad not to also take advantage of the four bars, three restaurants, library and art gallery. The kitchen is run by Michelin-starred Yannick Alléno, whose inventive dishes will astonish anyone who thinks they know what to expect from Moroccan cuisine. Then there’s the two outdoor pools and the insanely beautiful spa, where you’ll be scrubbed, rubbed and pummelled like never before. Book it Riads with from one to three bedrooms, from £780 per night (royalmansour.com).

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[ In the hood ] A short stroll away is another gem, the Pulitzer, which reopened in August 2016 after an extensive refurbishment. A meal at the pretty Restaurant Jansz is a must – try the burrata – followed by cocktails in the hotel’s atmospheric bar. Prinsengracht 315-331; pulitzeramsterdam.com

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT The tall, gabled, houses that make up the Hoxton Amsterdam; cool style rules in the bathrooms; bedrooms have plenty of lavish period details; and comfy seats in the chill-out zone of lively restaurant Lotti’s

Hoxton Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands The lowdown Five canal houses converted into a buzzing hot spot. Best for Hipsters out to discover a local take on the Dutch capital. The trump card for this place has to be its location in chic street Herengracht. The Hoxton group’s first non-London property is bang on the canal and in spitting distance of the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum, with Central Station a brisk 10-minute walk away. Anyone familiar with the Shoreditch or Holborn Hoxtons will instantly see the same design DNA at work in these interiors: industrial edge, a hint of modernism and oodles of contemporary glamour. The lobby and bar are clearly cool-kid hang-outs, complete with bare floorboards, ‘worn’ leather sofas, salvaged lighting and Fifties furniture. You’re sure to be rubbing shoulders with locals, who come for the espresso martinis (divine) and good (albeit loud) music. Lotti’s, the on-site modern Italian run by the Soho House lot, is also a big hit in the hood. Indeed, stay here to feel like an Amsterdammer yourself, particularly if you take advantage of the perks of nearby gym access and push-bikes. Book it Double rooms from £110 (thehoxton.com).

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Senato Hotel CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Gold, black and white shades dominate in the Senato’s lobby; the restrained elegance of the exterior; the Senato Caffè and heated patio; an airy bedroom; a wall lamp inspired by fan-shaped ginkgo leaves; and Milanese moodboards in the Caffè

Milan, Italy The lowdown A small, family-run hotel that places an emphasis on style. Best for Urbanites keen on slickly designed interiors. Milan has never been short on sophistication, but since Il Senato opened last year, the boutique hotel scene has definitely stepped up a notch. It’s run by the Ranza family and located in a five-storey, neoclassical building that was once their private residence. They enlisted architect Alessandro Bianchi to do the renovation, who, in turn, commissioned local craftsmen to create one-off fittings – every single piece in the place is unique. Most show stopping is the installation of handmade leaf-shaped wall lamps in the reception, along with the graphic monochrome lobby floor. Throughout it’s all marble, brass, parquet and velvet. The 43 rooms are simple but stylish and the junior suites have private terraces with a view of the Duomo. Head to the 24-hour Senato Caffè for everything from a fierce espresso to one too many Aperol spritzes. Other facilities are limited to a small gym and roof terrace, but this is no worry as terrific shops and restaurants are just a stroll from the front door – perfetto. Book it Double rooms from approx £185 (senatohotelmilano.it).

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#PLANET LIVINGETC Take a peek at what team @Livingetc got up to while creating this issue

Pops of colour Ex-Livingetc stylist Sophie Brown fills the @crownpaints press show with joy, showing off its spring colours in balloons and tassels News editor @amymoorea blends in with @habitatUK’s Hockney-inspired collection as she has a quick power nap

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