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30 THE TOP TEN All the best desks

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Jonathan Saunders' new designs for The Rug Company

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INSIDER 16 CALENDAR

Diary dates for the coming month

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ctober is art month. London's art fairs return en masse with their wide assortment of works by new as well as established artists. This year's Frieze comes with a strong focus on women in art in the wake of the release of some miserable statistics. Just 22 per cent of solo shows in London last year featured women artists, and 70 per cent of all artists shown in galleries across the world are men – this despite women art students outnumbering men. So Frieze is female this year, while the Other Art Fair and the Affordable Art Fair both champion the lesser known and the new artists. In this issue we're featuring some pieces of advice for new collectors as well as highlights from all the shows. We visit a London home designed with a view to displaying art; we focus on Amsterdam's stylish Pulitzer Hotel, which has its own art collector's suite and we look at the children's illustrators who have adapted their artwork for fabrics and wallpaper. So it's an arty issue – though we also focus on an eclectic mix of subjects including Jonathan Saunders' new rug collection, board games, gadgets that don't make much noise, desks, floors and kitchen essentials. We hope you enjoy the magazine.

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DESIGN Art fairs, festivals and events for your calendar By H E L E N B R OW N

A F FO R DA B LE A R T FA I R 18-21 October B AT T E R S E A PA R K

The Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park with a diverse and inspiring collection of over 1000 original and contemporary paintings, editioned prints, photography and sculpture from an array of UK and international galleries, as well as emerging talents, all priced between £100 and £6,000. Queenstown Road, SW8 affordableartfair.com

L A N D LI N E From 28 September CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE

American painter Amy Sillman takes over the Camden Arts Centre with her first institutional exhibition. Featuring over 30 new works, the show will explore the breadth of SIllman’s practice, encompassing gestural drawing, painting and silkscreen print processes. For this exhibition, Sillman has produced a new body of works on canvas, as well as continuing to push boundaries with screen-printing, animation and her selfpublished zines. Arkwright Road, NW3; camdenartscentre.org

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The Other Art Fair is bigger and better than ever this year, taking place for across two iconic locations. Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair is celebrated for its unique and immersive visitor experience and presents a variety of carefully selected works from some of the world’s most exciting emerging contemporary artists. Victoria House, Southampton Row EC1B & The College, Old Central St Martins, WC1B; theotherartfair.com

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PA R A S I T E S From 26 September NEWPORT STREET GALLERY

Parasites is the latest showcase from Berlin-based artist Martin Eder, an exhibition spanning over a decade of the artist’s career. Featuring over 40 works, the exhibition is Eder’s largest to date and examines beauty and ugliness with kittens and wide-eyed puppies alongside uncompromising nudes and more sinister and surreal encounters. Newport Street, SE11; newportstreetgallery.com

YAYO I KU SA M A From 3 October V I C TO R I A M I R O

Yayoi Kusama’s pumpkins are world-famous and her unique and diverse body of work connects profoundly with global audiences. Continuing to address themes of cosmic infinity and personal obsession, the new works in this exhibition are testament to an artist at the height of her game as she approaches her 90th birthday. 16 Wharf Road, N1; victoria-miro.com

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Midcentury East is back with 60 top vintage dealers in furniture, posters, glass, ceramics, art and jewellery. This year, the show takes visitors on a trip to the movies with a range of collectables straight from the film sets. 1968 was an epic year for movies to expect a collection of cool and quirky posters along with lighting, Berber rugs, ceramics and glass. Haggerston School, E2; modernshows.com

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utumn arrives just in time for Frieze Art Fair, which turns all eyes onto the contemporary art world in and amongst the blazing burnt leaves of Regents Park. With its robust sales and topnotch roster of galleries it’s easy to see how London’s creative curiosity is piqued by this colossal contemporary art circus. This year Frieze London, the contemporary edition of the two fairs, reveals a fresh line up of 160 participating galleries, with a dedicated section around the theme of Social Work. It’s a development from the hugely successful Sex Works theme last year which focused on radical feminists. This year a panel of female art historians and critics are choosing 10 prominent women artists who explore the themes of identity, labour and visibility and neatly slipped under the radar of recognition during the 1980s when male artists dominated the market. The gender discrepancies are hard to ignore, with the highest price for a living female work of art being by Yayoi Kusama at $7.1million and for a male artist being Jeff Koons at $58.4 million. This year’s fair could be seen as a collective response to the hard hitting fact that 70% of all artists shown are men, so the scales are set for a balancing act. Aside from the expected string of blue-chip galleries, there is a particularly stellar line up from the younger galleries in London who have very much been rising through the ranks and gaining in confidence each year. Some star attractions include The Sunday Painter, Arcadia Missa and Seventeen Gallery who will be entering the main section

“Critics are choosing a cluster of 10 prominent women artists ” after many years of being able to showcase their works in the subsidised emerging gallery section Focus for galleries under the age of 12 years. Rana Begum will have a solo show with Kate MacGarry coinciding with the jewel-coloured sculpture she is presenting in the Frieze Sculpture park. Her work explores how colour, light and form interact and the laminated glass work throws an exquisite rainbow onto the grass of Regent’s Park. Mary Mary Gallery from Glasgow will include works by Milano Chow who makes elegantly eloquent drawings of female figures set within neoclassical frames. A Robin Hood-style tax began at Art Basel this year and will continue at the inaugural Los Angeles version of Frieze next year with more established galleries essentially subsidising younger galleries. This shows just how integral these younger galleries are to the fabric of the art world, and the best way to support their younger artists is by beginning to collect their works. There’s a whole host of advice on starting a collection which is much more appealing with the lower price points that you can find on these younger gallery booths. A very good place to start is with Alexandra Donaldson from Kaleidoscope who helps advise collectors on what to buy specifically from emerging galleries and encourages a closer connection with the artists, collecting artists and not just their objects. In this way when you buy works, you are helping shape the artist’s career trajectory.

FRIEZE ART FA I R L O N D O N 4 -7 OCTO B ER 2018 Regent’s Park, London frieze.com

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Guillaume Cornet, and Swedish gallery Konstgruppen will be representing Bobo Wallmansson as he presents his playful sculptures for the first time at an Affordable Art Fair. For those looking to kickstart a collection, there will be an array of artworks available for under £500. Long-standing exhibitors Liberty Gallery are known for their wallet-friendly limited edition prints, and what better way to bring that on-trend gallery wall to life than with one of their highly sought-after works by Maria Rivans? You can even make your very own masterpiece with a range of workshops from Mixed Media Portraiture to Sensory Still Life. If you are not ready to get hands on just yet, then there are various thought-provoking talks, on topics such as Art and Identity and Art Therapy.

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isit the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park this month to discover a diverse range of contemporary art from 114 galleries. Whether you are on the hunt for your next investment, or it is your first visit to an art fair, the friendly gallerists will be on hand to guide you through the process and help you find the perfect piece to bring your home to life. With a hand-picked selection of thousands of original artworks, and prices from £100 - £6,000, there is no better way to explore your taste, or think creatively about what will complete your space. If it is emerging artists you are after, visit the annual Recent Graduates’ showcase – with an abundance of fresh talent on display, it is a great opportunity for discovery. Alongside an established community of London exhibitors, a variety of international galleries will be bringing art from all around the world. US-based DECORAZON Gallery will be debuting work from French illustrator

TIPS FOR ASPIRING ART COLLECTORS G ET TO KNOW TH E ARTI ST

It is important to find out as much as you can about their status and background, their inspiration and motivations, and their techniques and materials.

EXAMINE THE MATERIALS

Drawings can be a great way to buy an original piece at a more affordable price, because price points can vary due to the cost of the medium and materials used. If it is a painting you are after, keep in mind that acrylics could have a lower price tag than oils.

BE CONFIDENT IN ITS ORIGINALITY

All artworks sold at an Affordable Art Fair, or on affordableartfair.com, are original or limited edition. When it comes to limited edition prints, those made or designed by a maker are printed by hand and this is why they are usually more expensive than a giclée, which is printed by a machine.

A F F O R DA B L E A R T FA I R Battersea Park, 18 – 21 OCTOBER Tickets from £8 - £25 affordableartfair.com

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LIKE NO OTHER The Other Art Fair returns with work by 140 global artists on show between two venues. HOME has a preview

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he Other Art Fair will be celebrating its 30th edition by taking over two Central London locations for the first time since its launch in 2011. The weekend of 4-7 October will see the fair return to the historic Victoria House in Bloomsbury, with a second exciting new programme at The College at Old Central St Martins on Southampton Row. Visitors will be greeted by a playful, psychedelic entrance installation by artist Hattie Stewart in her signature doodlebombing style. Alongside a host of interactive performances, both fairs offer free kids’ activities, live music and a superb restaurant and bar, guaranteeing a unique and immersive experience. This year’s guest artists are The Connor Brothers who will be creating a series of prints and two installations exploring men’s mental health in collaboration with mental health charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). Previous guest artists include Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Martin Parr, Polly Morgan and Ben Eine. The programme will include a mix of works by the highest number of artists ever exhibited at The Other Art Fair, with 140 artists on the verge of global recognition. Featuring sculpture, works on paper, photography and painting, 140 contemporary artists from across the globe have been handpicked by a respected selection committee including Cob Gallery co-founder and director Victoria Williams, arts broadcaster Kate Bryan, internationally renowned curator

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Emma Dean and British artist Abigail Lane. Since its launch in 2011, The Other Art Fair has welcomed more than 167,000 visitors from around the world to its fairs and facilitated total sales in excess of £5 million, while becoming an unmissable fixture of the London art scene. With its distinguished committee of experts and guest curators, The Other Art Fair has established itself as the fair of choice for London’s emerging collectors. Over 60% of clients at the 2016 fair were first time buyers. In keeping with its position as both progressive and accessible, The Other Art Fair is affiliated with the Arts Council’s Own Art initiative. This initiative allows buyers to spread the cost of a purchase over 10 months with an interestfree loan, enabling more art lovers to become collectors. theotherartfair.com

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GARDEN TRADING

Qwerty by Andrea Lucatello is a stylish desk with creatives in mind. The desk top is the ideal space for a laptop and includes a space at the back to keep wires tidy. £1,390 chaplins.co.uk

Combining three shelves with a work surface and laptop shelf, this slanted design offers a compact and stylish space to work at, with plenty of space for essentials. gardentrading.co.uk

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The Pill is a round cabinet that works fixed to a wall and can instantly transform into a fully-functional working place, a dressing table, or even a bar. £2,095 oostor.com

MADE

The Coby desk combines metal and oak, with colourpop drawers in Nordic yellow and blue. £299 made.com

SAMUEL WILKINSON

The stylish Latis table and chair by Samuel Wilkinson has a small footprint and creates a secluded workspace. conranshop.co.uk

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xThe spacious Rudyeard desk features four cubby holes waiting to be filled with pencils, papers and other ephemera. £595 loaf.com

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he Liberty print has inspired everything from wellies to sweet wrappers and now Bloom & Wild has created a limited edition range of five stunning bouquets for autumn in collaboration with the iconic range of fabrics. In honour of the treasured British heritage brand, Bloom & Wild have matched seasonal bouquet designs inspired by each bespoke Liberty Print box. The Liberty Print patterns that grace the side of the boxes are Tana Lawn patterns designed by Phoebe & Jo, Rachel, Elysian Day and Ciara from the 1960 Liberty archives. The limited edition floral range will be available until 18 November. • All five styles will be featured on bloomandwild.com, priced from £36 - £50.

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THE RUNWAY WALK HOME previews fashion designer Jonathan Saunders’ new collaboration with The Rug Company Words P E A R L B OY D

C elebrated fashion designer Jonathan Saunders, renowned for his innovative use of print, pattern and colour, has collaborated with The Rug Company for a second collection of handmade rugs. Incorporating eight new rug designs, including four runners, the collection represents an exploration of the perception of colour.

Saunders has been exploring translucency and light and how new colours can be created through this process, working with transparent layers of glass and resin to create the composition of the final designs. A signature bright modernist palette has evolved for this second collection with the unexpected addition of neutral tones of bone, clay and silver. Combining a series of deceptively simple square and rectangular forms in different shades of grey, Clark is an abstract interpretation of a tower. The monochrome mix is perfectly balanced so that the structure of the composition is clearly perceived. The subtle greyscale achieved is a remarkable feat by our dye master, with light neutrals being the hardest colours to match. Witton’s composition consists of planes of solid colours which overlap to create new tones and play with the illusion of perception. The design is available in grey with a shock of

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cerulean, as well as a kaleidoscopic palette of lemon yellow, intense orange, burnt ochre, turquoise and candy pink. Helio and Lewitt use patterns which evoke the process of weaving fabric, a classic starting point for Saunders, with bands which are interwoven instead of overlaid, criss-crossing over each other, to give the appearance of weaving. Each runner is available in a bright and a monochrome palette, allowing the viewer to focus on the careful composition of each design and the effect of colour on its appearance. Herringbone Neutral is a graphic transformation of the weaving technique, combining a neutral colour palette of cream and silver silk and wool yarns. The tones represent a departure from the bright colours which have become synonymous with Saunders’ designs, meaning that the focus has now become depth. Each design is handcrafted by weavers in Kathmandu, using fine Tibetan wool and silk. therugcompany.com

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here’s no doubt that the personalised architecture and design service, Rundell Associates, create eye-catching and different designs. And the latest project from the company that have created state-of-the-art schools and Tuscan Villas is no different. A refurbishment and extension of this west London House, the finished product is immediately captivating with its sleek, minimalist exterior, seemingly more of a Moroccan riad than a London home. Yet nothing prepares you for what can only be described as an explosion of colour inside. And we’re not talking safe hues of royal blue and emerald green emanating from a tastefully (but subtly)

placed picture. We’re talking lime green sofas, hot pink lamps, and art-deco carpets, all on a sterile white background to create the impression of a blank canvas upon which a particularly whacky artist has been let loose. What makes the project all the more surprising still, is that it works. So what of the man behind it? Rundell Associates founder Mike Rundell believes that: “Colour is an essential consideration, but it has to be kept in perspective. For some projects, especially where the client has an existing collection of art and artefacts, the building has to provide the right background for that collection without seeking to compete with the objects on display. For that reason, most art collector’s houses are very neutral”. Rundell clearly has an excellent understanding of what makes a building work,

made all the more surprising considering he has no formal architectural qualifications to speak of. He attributes his love of beautiful architecture to his youth, growing up in a “very grand Edwardian Hotel in the Swiss Alps”, his London home in Berkeley Square, schooling at Westminster and to his time at Oxford University. And yet, he started his early career as an oilfield engineer in the Middle East. While he was there, Rundell began to help his father with the plans for their small family home in Cornwall, drawing up plans and posting them back to England. After a few years in Egypt, Rundell had saved enough money to go back to Art College and study Fine Art. He says, “I wanted to design houses to pay my way through life whilst simultaneously creating works of art.” Armed with degrees in Engineering and Fine Art, he feels that all an aspiring architect needs is “a true understanding

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“The project is eye-catching, yet it is not an art gallery and does not function as such”

of the way that space works, combined with visual curiosity, creative ambition and an understanding of structures.” Despite his modest tone, Rundell had his first big break working on the infamous Notting Hill restaurant Pharmacy with Damien Hirst in 1996 and from there he set up Rundell Associates in 1997. The company prides itself on its ability to work closely with the client and provide a bespoke and genuinely unique design; they have no House Style. And so it is with this colourful project. Rundell says it was “bound by the client’s determination to create a space that would reflect her own tastes completely; an appreciation of exotic colour, a love of books and her back-

ground of travel. There was no compromise but the house had to be essentially practical. Our first challenge was to devise a floorplan that eliminated numerous long corridors and made use of each square foot wisely.” The result: a practical family home that at once combines an “esoteric art collection” with a distinctly exotic Moroccan touch. With interiors from Tim Gosling and landscaping from Gavin MacWilliam, it would be hard for anyone to argue that the house is not a work of art in itself, perfect both for long summer evenings on the softly lit terrace outside or a cup of tea in the sleek but cosy kitchen area. It is, in fact, a true testament to the Rundell Associates ethos that “great design appears effortless, inevitable and inspiring”, and Rundell’s own background in Fine Art, that “great art and great architecture share a common factor: they have to be experienced to be appreciated.” The project is eye-catching, yet it is not an art gallery and does not function as such. Instead, it exhibits the on-trend maximalist interiors trend, attention to detail and undoubtedly homely touches. As for the where Rundell is headed next? “I love new challenges. If anyone would like a great Motorway Service Station designed then please give me a call!” rundellassociates.com

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D E S I G N | TREND BROSTE COPENHAGEN Nordic sea dinnerware, From £9 heals.com

JARS Maguelone pitcher, £31.50 printerandtailor.com

MADE Sanna jug, £25 made.com

THE CONTEMPORARY HOME Teal crackle glaze vase, £45 tch.net

RUME Push coffee maker, £82 rume.co.uk

FERM LIVING Muses vases, from €79 fermliving.com

F A N TA S T I C CERAMICS

JONATHAN ADLER Druggist small canister with lid, £POA jonathanadler.com

NICOLA FASANO FOR THE CONRAN SHOP Oval Splatter Platter, £110 conranshop.co.uk

A selection of HOME’s favourite pieces By P E N D L E H A R T E

KARLSSON Original ceramic wall clock, £35 hurnandhurn.com

HABITAT Buzz vase, £35 habitat.com.uk

BROSTE COPENHAGEN Blue Amalfi vase trio, £20 featherandmarble.com

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he Vitra accessories collection is based on classic patterns and objects conceived by designers such as Alexander Girard, George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames. Authenticity, joy and playfulness are its hallmarks; for the coming season, Vitra is expanding its accessories portfolio with these design objects by Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and Arik Levy.

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By 1952, roughly 200,000 radios designed by the Eameses had been sold by various manufacturers. One design, however, never went into production: an elegant table radio with a moulded plywood case, whose compact shape and austere, more technical look were unusual for the time. The production of Eames radios was discontinued in the early 1950s but now Vitra has joined the Eames Office to revive the design of this compact radio. Encased in an elegant walnut cabinet and equipped with up-to-date technology by the British manufacturer REVO, the Eames Radio today bears witness to the designer couple’s unwavering belief in progress. 

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Charles and Ray Eames were keen travellers and brought back numerous objects and accessories from their travels to furnish and decorate their private home. One of these items is a black bird figure that has stood in their living room for over 50 years. In collaboration with the Eames Office, Vitra is now issuing a version of the Eames House Bird in dark walnut with a clear lacquer finish. The visible grain gives the wooden bird an authentic and natural look, which also highlights the carefully handcrafted production process.

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Girard brought a playfulness to 20th-century design that had been absent from the austere aesthetic of classic modernism. For these Table Runners, Vitra collaborated with the Girard family to select textile designs Broken Lines and Geometric E, developed in 1964 and 1971 respectively. 

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ALEXANDER GIRARD TABLE RUNNER METAL WALL RELIEF DOVEC

Restaurant and Girard’s own house in Santa Fe, now welcome a new addition to the collection: Metal Wall Relief Dove. The dove of peace was used repeatedly throughout his creative life and career in a variety of manners – such as for diverse textile applications, on his Tree of Life or in his legendary graphic design work for Braniff Airlines. 

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GEORGE NELSON’S POPSICLE CLOCK

In the 1950s, George Nelson and his office conceived a range of everyday objects in the aim of bringing modern design to American homes. These included an extensive collection of unusual wall clocks. Re-edited by Vitra, the Popsicle Clock is a new addition. Comprising a structure of flat walnut rods, and striking metal hands in a white powder-coated finish, this model is a further example of the imaginative vision employed by George Nelson and his team with regard to shapes and materials.

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In 1965 Girard was commissioned to design the New York restaurant La Reserve and created a series of charming metal figures that appear to be dancing: Silhouettes. The restaurant unfortunately never came into being, but the plans and drawings were preserved and are part of the Alexander Girard Collection held by the Vitra Design Museum. Together with the Girard family, Vitra decided to bring the Silhouettes to life – initially with the motifs Bull and Mermaid.

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Girard made the Angel Candle Holder for his home in Santa Fe, where it stood on the dining table surrounded by folk art and vases. Vitra collaborated with the Girard family to develop the white candle holder for serial production in powder-coated steel.

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Toolbox is a practical storage container with a handle for use in the home and office. Designed with functional compartments, it is perfect for organising all sorts of items; made of robust plastic, Toolbox is now available in an updated palette of colours. vitra.com

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MONKS HILL PHOTOGRAPHER: CHRIS SNOOK

S O U T H H I L L PA R K ARCHITECTS: STAC PHOTOGRAPHER: RICHARD LEWISOHN

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Brewed slowly for optimum flavour, the drip method gives you complete control over temperature and brewing time. Comes with a beautifully textured glass drip. £99.95 audenza.com

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This is a premium alarm clock that eases you into your morning with the soothing sounds of bubbling water along with the smell of the freshly brewed coffee. The mix of Scandinavian and timeless design makes this a stylish piece. £345; barisieur.com

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More from the Japanese school of coffee, this stand brewer is minimal and functional in design. Free from the complexities of most modern coffee machines, it consists of just a few simple components. £180 room356.co.uk

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C O T TAG E INDUSTRY Founder of Cabbages and Roses, Christina Strutt has created a beautiful country home. HOME meets her Words K AT E G R I F F I N

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ounder of quintessentially British fashion and homeware brand Cabbages and Roses, Christina Strutt, was just 24 when she forsook the high-octane glamour of life as a London journalist, working for Vogue Living, in favour of spending her days at Brook Cottage, once a mill used by Gregorian monks in Somerset. This was the apotheosis of the life she had, for so long, promoted in the magazine. The departure represented a transition in the exchange of not only of the single life for the married, but the urban for the bucolic. While it was neither deliberate nor conscious at the time, the trade-in of Vogue House for something more deeprooted and resonant in the rolling Somerset hills would ultimately re-angle the spotlight, training it in the direction of her own home life, as opposed to that of others. Cabbages & Roses would one day emerge as the expression of her life at Brook Cottage. The move, she cheerfully recalls, represented not only a thrilling adventure, but also an opportunity to play. Happily, for its part, Brook Cottage could scarcely have been more receptive as an experimental playground. Even the very first of her incremental changes—tailoring army surplus drapes, which happened to have blue roses on them, for the spare room—made it into the pages of Country Homes & Interiors magazine. This signaled once

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and for all that she was no longer cast in the role of temporary arbiter d’élégance at some of the most beautiful houses in the world. She was now the custodial guardian of one. “Cabbages & Roses came into being in the vegetable garden—which is still my obsession. All I ever wanted was to create something built around not just an idea, but a real life. Something that could be beautiful, that could move and charm, but that would be tangible, unfeigned, and sincere—keeping its sense of humour all the while.” The final characteristic in the Cabbages & Roses narrative is imperative, for it is inconceivable to think of Christina without imagining her smiling wryly or, more likely, collapsing into giggles. As each week slipped by, so some new domestic contrivance slipped accordingly into place. The parlour, for example, was once the kitchen, but the two rooms were swapped to enable the latter to be home to the fireplace, a detail that has, ever since, delighted Christina who had long harbored reveries of

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a cosy hub of a kitchen, complete with roaring fire. This period of playful tinkering marked embryonic days of her home life becoming inexorably bound up with her work. Soon her continual interior alterations began to attract, within her own circles, those keen to ape not just her home but, you sense, her lifestyle. While this rewarding canvas has been re-imagined over decades of Strutt familial life— her son, daughter-in-law, grandson and granddaughter live in the cottage opposite — Christina insists that her style remains fundamentally unchanged. “I didn’t know about beautiful pared-down Swedish style and beautiful old white china in the early days, but I still love the checks and faded florals and tartan I used back then,” she says, sitting among a surfeit of cushions and textiles that

attest to this. “It has changed incalculable times over the years, but the spirit of Brook Cottage remains. It is the constant.” A gratifyingly hefty, medieval stone structure, Brook Cottage stands improbably picturesquely amid the undulating Somerset hills, just outside the city of Bath. In addition to its latest incarnation as the start and end point of Cabbages & Roses, the history of the house raises as many questions for a meditative Christina as those it articulately answers. “In many ways, we know so little about it, and that in itself is endlessly intriguing,” she reflects. “The vernacular architecture of the day and educated deduction point to it having been built in the 1500s, but it is difficult to date it precisely. What I find so captivating, though, is to imagine who lived here in the days before the renaissance, and how they lived here,” she says, before asking: “What have these old stones seen?” Whatever the narrative—real or imagined—Brook Cottage has, she considers, “kind walls,” a sentiment echoed by the woman who recently turned up on the doorstep to see the house to which she, along with some 20 other children, had been evacuated during World War II. “It seems that they’d lived on rabbits for the duration of the war. But somehow, they appear to have been happy here, despite all being crammed together in what is now my bedroom.” It is self-evident to anyone who crosses the threshold of Brook Cottage that it does indeed resonate with easy contentment. For Christina, it was, simply and obviously, “the perfect country cottage” upon first sight,

and also where she would be, enduringly, her happiest. For her children, it constituted the pastoral idyll from which they formed their world view. For her business, it would become the central core and the lifeblood. This deep and unswerving devotion has not waned. “That love is the linchpin,” says Christina. “Everyone comes back here. It is the meeting point of our lives.” Her latest favorite thing, she trills with unbridled enthusiasm, is the newest addition to the house: a celestially white studio. Built above the stable, it overlooks the same vegetable garden that gave rise to Cabbages & Roses, and it has replaced Christina’s kitchen table as her new hive of industry. “It is heaven, and just wonderful to have somewhere to go to that marks the beginning and the end to the day,” she effuses. That, in essence, encapsulates the spirit of Cabbages & Roses. The winding incremental changes made—not least the studio or the new gazebo that has reclaimed the courtyard and now provides a sitting room for summer—continue to inform the perennially growing business. And, as with the garden in which the business was conceived, beautiful pieces appear in the shop, only to be replaced—Mother Nature-like— just as soon as they’ve been bought with something new and equally exquisite. “I don’t understand how you can do a business that isn’t about what you love,” says Christina, underlining her guiding axiom. “You have to love it—it’s the only way you’ll ever be happy.”

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These are regular playing cards made a little bit more interesting with the addition of Rik Lee's illustrated musical greats. So you can play Blackjack with Bowie or Patience with Prince. £8.99 laurenceking.com

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Dubbed 'how to decide whether your relationship has a future,' this is a card game with more meaning that most. Answer each question with your gut feeling and build up two piles: stay and leave. The larger pile wins. £10 theschooloflife.com

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A game for the design enthusiast, Azul is all about arranging Portuguese tiles. The tactile, pretty pieces come in a printed cloth bag and the overall look is pleasingly pattern-led. The award-winning game requires strategy and mental agility for two to four players aged eight plus. £39.99 planbgames.com

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This is Top Trumps for literary heroes. Sylvia Plath scores 91 for Shock Factor but only 7 for Adaptations; Franz Kafka gets 90 for Adaptations but only 30 for Critical Acclaim; Agatha Christie trumps them both And so on. £12.99 laurenceking.com

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Is your hair like your poodle's? Photographer Gerrard Gethings found 25 dog/owner couples with a striking resemblance to each other and shot them as pairs. Spot the matching duos in this hilarious memory game. £14.99 laurenceking.com

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ttolenghi is launching a stunning new luxury table linen range including hand-crafted table napkins, tea towels and limited edition tablecloths, all of them adorned with a hand-painted O motif by artist and longtime Ottolenghi collaborator Ivo Bisignano. The O Table napkins, O Tea towels and limited edition O Tablecloths are all made from the highest quality, Italian organic linen; woven in the traditional way on a shuttle loom in the northern Italian town of Bergamo. Not only are they beautifully designed and soft to the touch, they are easy to use and care for as they are machine washable. Ivo’s vision of family and art has been interpreted to the linens by using vibrant colours and an impulsive gesture of a brushstroke. “The hand-painted O brings art to the table as well as signals the shared table culture we believe in, which we hope to bring to your home with this elegant and playful range,” said Yotam Ottolenghi For the full-colour table napkins, the Italian artisans use a complex technique called negative printing to hand-paint the O onto the plain linen using a natural wax, which is followed by hand-painting the colour onto the entire fabric before washing the wax out of the fabric to reveal the negative O. The natural napkins are hand-painted in the traditional way, directly onto the fabric. Once the colour is dry and fixed through an environmentallyfriendly steaming process, it becomes vivid and alive.

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“The linked Os create a table runner effect”

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The luxurious limited edition tablecloths are embellished with a series of linked Os running down the centre to create a table runner effect. The Os are hand printed onto the linen using hand-carved blocks of pear wood. Using a white, indigo and natural colour scheme, each cloth is beautifully packaged in a printed box that reflects the design and includes a signed card from the artist and article number, creating a truly unique piece. The tea towels are embellished with the same connecting Os as the tablecloth, and are available in red, indigo, saffron or green with white Os, a white background with indigo Os or a natural background with white Os. There will also be select tableware pieces from Ottolenghi restaurants available to buy online, including pieces from their soon to be launched artisan limited edition range. These beautiful pieces include coloured cake plates made in France by designers Jars Ceramistes. The plates have a matt finish and come in a range of eight beautiful shades such as rosemary, peach and fennel, all of which work well together as a set and are perfect for displaying Ottolenghi cakes. Dipped coloured salad plates have a part glazed, part matt finish and come in a range of colours including pea and peach, bringing vibrancy to the table. Glassware includes vibrant recycled green glass tumblers, made in Morocco, and zinc mint tea glasses and espresso glasses, designed by Fabrice Gibilaro for La Rochère. Serving platters are available in pearl oval-shaped and matt black rectangle-shaped. They are an integral part of the Ottolenghi table used to show

off beautiful salads. In the artisan limited edition range is the Mediterraneo serving platter, for which Ottolenghi commissioned London-based Italian ceramicist BABA to produce 40 platters. The blue glaze is lush, intense and variegated; reflecting the culture and people of the place it takes its name from. Generous in size, the platter is perfect for displaying and sharing delicious food with family and friends and each is numbered as edition with artist’s stamp and Ottolenghi logo. White texture bowls created by London based potter Iva Polachova. Iva has created a series of 22 beautifully hand-crafted bowls as part of Ottolenghi’s artisan limited edition range. The textured clay body is dipped in a calming white glaze, with some pieces revealing the natural hue beneath, providing unique markings and colour in the finished product. The bowls range from tiny to large and come in a variety of shapes. ottolenghi.co.uk/tableware/linen

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BISQUE Beautiful radiators for stylish interiors

Our Classic radiator in rose copper finish Now on display at our new London showroom

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L I V I N G | TREND LOAF

LOUIS POULSEN

Crumpet sofa in honey, from £1195 loaf.com

PH5 pendant light in Hues of Orange, £660 utilitydesign.co.uk

THE FRENCH BEDROOM COMPANY Colonel Mustard's velvet rest, £835 frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk

COX & COX ATKIN & THYME

Ciro pompom throw in grey and mustard, £95 coxandcox.com

Pimlico armchair in mustard, £499 atkinandthyme.co.uk

VERNER PANTON Flowerpot pendant, £197 twentytwentyone.com

HONEY HUES

HEALS Eton armchair in velvet, from £1,849 heals.com

OUT THERE INTERIORS Sonata sofa in ochre yellow, £1,585 outthereinteriors.com

The colours of the moment are mustard, ochre and burnished orange By P E N D L E H A R T E HABITAT Nona tableware in yellow. 12 piece set £110 habitat.co.uk

HABITAT Warley table lamp, £130 habitat.co.uk

MADE Kolton chair in retro orange, £449 made.com

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THE WATERING CAN HAWS

The iconic Haws watering can hasn't changed since John Haws designed it in East London in 1886. Cleverly conceived to prevent spillages when pouring, the shape remains unrivalled as the most practical and stylish model around. It comes in a range of colours as well as the classic copper. £50 haws.co.uk

TH E I NVENTO RY N O S E L F - R E S P E C T I N G K I TC H E N IS COMPLETE WITHOUT THESE ICONIC PIECES

THE COFFEE POT BIALETTI

The average 21st century kitchen may be equipped with countless high tec coffee-making machines, but Bialetti's iconic stove top Moka Express remains a kitchen essential. £24-£45 johnlewis.com

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THE CASSEROLE LE CREUSET

Every kitchen needs its own Le Creuset collection, whether it's a single battered orange casserole or a colony of shiny new pieces in the colours of the season. With their lifetime guarantees, these are investment pieces that are a joy to use. lecreuset.co.uk

THE TOASTER

THE STAND MIXER KITCHENAID

Even before Bake Off, KitchenAid's Artisan stand mixer was a covetable item but now that it comes in 21 different colours, it's the ultimate in kitchen equipment. With countless attachments and extras, this is the best all rounder for your countertop. Space allowing, of course. £599 kitchenaid.co.uk

DUALIT

Dualit patented the flip-side toaster in 1946 and went on to develop a commercial toaster with a mechanical timer and a manual eject lever during the 1950s. Today's stylish classic toaster comes with a strong legacy and all parts are fully replaceable. From £149.50, dualit.com

THE BOWLS MASON CASH

Mason Cash's ultimate iconic Cane ceramic mixing bowl remains unchanged since 1901, apart from the colours it comes in. Practical, durable and stylish, these are the bowls of choice for the serious baker. From £15.99 lakeland.co.uk

THE BREAD KNIFE ROBERT WELCH

A proper bread knife is one of the kitchen's most important tools and our favourite is Robert Welch's signature one, which slices easily through the crispiest sourdough or the toughest loaf. Made of high quality German stainles steel with an ergonomic handle, it is easy to control and super sharp. £48 robertwelch.com

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L I F E ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY NOISE WITH THESE QUIETER THAN USUAL PRODUCTS

Bathroom bins are generally small, but many of them make a lot of noise. If you're sick of the clattering when binning your bathroom bits, then Brabantia's smooth opening, silent bins are for you. They come in a wide range of stylish shades to suit any interior, and in sizes from tiny to enormous. brabantia.com

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THE HEADPHONES BOSE

Not only do these Quiet Comfort headphones cancel out all external noise, transporting you into your own private sound bubble, but they also let no sound escape. No tinny buzzing to annoy your fellow tubetravellers then. £329 bose.co.uk

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Making smoothies at 6am isn't very neighbour-friendly unless you are using Magimix's Power Blender. This one is as quiet as they come, while retaining enough brute force to pulp anything you throw at it. £199. johnlewis.com

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Not only is Dualit's Classic kettle one of the most stylish kettles around but it's also consistently voted the quietest. The matching toaster is highly covetable too. £145.99 dualit.com

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G R O U N D C O N T R O L

This stylish kitchen, pantry and dining room scheme owes its seamless flow to beautiful flooring. HOME admires it

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In this family home, design is paramount but function is key

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he homeowner’s brief was to create a ground floor space that worked for both everyday use and entertaining. In essence, this is a family home where design is paramount but function is key. Specialising in renovating Victorian and Georgian homes, London-based Mark Lewis Interior Design was appointed with the project transformation, and the result is a beautifully-designed kitchen, pantry and dining room, which makes the most of the available space and is brought together through the flooring. The project is characterised by bespoke cabinetry, rustic surfaces and accents of brass seen in the fixtures and fittings. The flooring plays a key role in the overall look, with the client opting for the oversized proportions of Hand Grade board in Neston, a warm mahogany hue with a highly textured and sculpted finish. The product was selected for its distinctive aged surface, which offered the appeal of a reclaimed aesthetic with the durability of an engineered oak construction. Designed for the most prestigious of projects, the Hand Grade flooring collection from Havwoods is a superior surface choice for creating maximum impact. Comprising of extra large boards, the engineered planks offer impressive proportions of almost half-a-metre in width and up to four metres in length. A high quality, high performance board, Hand Grande is available in eight distinctive finishes to ensure

a perfect fit for any residential or commercial flooring project. Expertly manufactured using a superior triple layer construction, a birch ply core is encased between two panels of FSC-certified European Oak. The top layer comes in a choice of two surfaces: a 19mm plank with micro-bevelled edges and a smooth sanded appearance, and a sculpted, rounded-edge board with a textured and highly characterful appearance. The extra large planks are finished with a hardwax oil to help create a more durable and resistant surface. These oils are also micro-porous and water repellent, protecting the wood while further enhancing the beauty of its natural characteristics. Inspiring architects and interior designers for more than 40 years, Havwoods is one of the leading experts in wood flooring design and has graced the surfaces of some of the world’s best restaurants, hotels and private residencies. Havwoods’ superior collection is available in an extensive range of species, finishes and plank dimensions to ensure the perfect fit for any project. havwoods.co.uk

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R O OT N U RT U R E G R OW Looking after your plants is easy when you know how Words CA R O L A N GTO N A N D R O S E R AY Phorography E R I K A R A X WO R T H Y

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RECYCLING & REDUCING WASTE

“Authenticity, joy and playfulness are hallmarks of the new collection”

Rather than simply prune it back, it is possible to use existing leaf and stem material to duplicate and produce exact clones, genetically at least. This is called asexual or vegetative propagation, and it requires no pollination or germination. In fact, just about every houseplant you’ve ever owned (or dreamed of owning) can be multiplied in this way. There are certain plants that will present miniature clones of themselves as if by magic, such as the seemingly immortal spider plant. There are others that need a little more planning and encouragement, but which are just as amenable to producing new, replica plants. All you need is a few straightforward techniques, the right environment for your new plant family, and just a touch of patience. With the help of this book, you’ll quickly discover how to take cuttings, cultivate runners and offshoots, divide plants at the roots and even grow brand new root systems in the air. You’ll learn pruning methods that produce no waste, organic recipes, and eventually enjoy gifting and swapping newly grown greenery with friends, family and other houseplant hoarders you might meet along the way. You will also discover DIY projects to better nurture and display your plant family, including a homemade propagation chamber and a simple self-watering planter. Ultimately, we hope that we can help you view the plant life you come across on your everyday adventures in a new light: with the potential to become new plants and be transported to new places. Namely, your home.

The issues of mass production and wastefulness are more apparent than ever before – and they play a huge part in our everyday decision-making. Multiplying and swapping homegrown plantlets is so much more rewarding than buying them. Instead of buying plants (with little knowledge of the impact their journey to you has had on the planet), you can create brand new plants with virtually no negative impact at all. Propagation is a wonderful way of reducing waste in other ways, too: rather than disposing of healthy pruned stems, you can easily turn these cuttings into new plants to give as gifts (or, er, simply hoard). Propagation can even help save a favourite ailing plant from the bin; taking a healthy cutting or offset from a plant that has been attacked by mealy bugs, for example, is a chance to resurrect it in a fresh life form. Plastic is a difficult material to avoid, even in the gardening industry. For us, the key is to try to be as resourceful as possible and repurpose materials in inventive ways to reduce the needless purchase of more plastic. We find the packaging that mushrooms and fruit are sold in make brilliant drainage trays; glass or plastic bottles work perfectly for rooting cuttings in water; and jam jars are just the right size to experiment with germinating tropical fruit seeds. We believe that growing your own greenery is an essential way to combat some of the limitations and stresses of city life, giving a sense of true accomplishment. If we take the time and care to minimise our impact, that sense of accomplishment becomes even greater.

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It won’t be the planes that wake you up. Our noise reduction windows transform lives.

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STYLE HOME’S PICK OF NEW NURSERY ACCESSORIES Words H E L E N B A R O N

Wall Banger D R E A M S O N T H E WA L L Want to make a style statement your kids will love? Go large with a full wall mural from Dreams on the Wall. Choose from a range of storybook designs or commission your own custom version – anything is possible... Prices vary; dreamsonthewall.com

5 OF THE BEST WALL ART

FEARLESS FLAMINGO Fly High print, £17; fearlessfl amingo.com

FEARLESS FLAMINGO Stand Tall print, £17; fearlessfl amingo.com MINI LEARNERS Rainbow Alphabet poster, £12.95; scandiborn.com

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veryone loves pandas, and this panda carpet offers a striking take on China’s most famous animal. Beautifully woven from 100% wool, its monochrome tones work well with most nursery décor schemes – and tinies will no doubt appreciate having such a characterful spot to plot and play. 160€; eo.dk

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VILLA NOVA Island Hopping wall stickers, coming soon; villanova.co.uk

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ittles love building things, but let’s face it: some modern kids are easily bored by generic blocks (however lovely those blocks may appear to adult eyes). We’re therefore glad that we stumbled upon Stories in Structures, a brand focused on producing creative toys with a little more depth and detail – not to mention a handy dual-purpose nature. Stories in Structures’ signature products are 3D puzzles in the form of little wooden buildings. Interlocking pieces cut and crafted from the finest birch veneer (and made more resilient with a coating of natural walnut oil or non-toxic paint) can be combined and recombined in any number of configurations, with the window cut-outs and carefully considered forms integral to each piece, ensuring that they never lose their architectural air. They’re equal part open-ended jigsaw and directional building block, and work brilliantly as a game in themselves or as the backdrop to wider play. Also in the range are wooden puzzles with pieces that double as toy cars, sculptural layered dioramas of ballet dancers and famous cityscapes, and some truly striking limited-edition artworks cut into real wood – the latter intended for the walls of your home rather than your little ones’ toy chest. A real find. storiesinstructures.com

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GROUT TILES - high quality porcelains, ceramics & accessories at excellent prices. Choosing tiles can be a daunting experience so we are committed to making the whole process as easy as possible! Our independent and experienced sales team is available in store to offer a friendly and attentive service - to both Trade and Retail.

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Wall stories Villa Nova has collaborated with three children’s book illustrators for a beautiful new range of fabrics and wallpapers. HOME takes a look

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nspired by childhood memories of whimsical story books brought to life by captivating illustration, Villa Nova have collaborated with three talented children’s picture book illustrators; Frann Preston-Gannon, Christopher Corr and Yuval Zommer to recreate the joy of children’s books in an enchanting collection of fun fabrics, wallcoverings and accessories bursting with wondrous creatures and scenes from far away places. Dazzled by colour and illustrations that are so detailed they are of constant intrigue; Christopher Corr’s work is about joy, colour and a love of life. He takes a great deal of inspiration from his travels; from India, to North Africa and the US. In fact, his love of cities is reflected within his work, particularly where old meets new. Corr creates astounding imagery of scenes from around the world, and crazy, complex cityscapes. Chris enjoys architecture, all the way from stone huts through to modernist structures. He works in gouaches, painting on handmade paper as though he’s using a pen. Yuval Zommer graduated from London’s Royal College of Art with an MA in Illustration. After working as a creative director at a leading advertising agency, his passion for picture books triumphed; he is now the author and illustrator of several highly acclaimed children’s books. Yuval’s reputable non-fiction titles include: The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts and the eagerly awaited third title in the series,

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The Big Book of the Blue, which was published in May 2018. Yuval’s fictional picture books include: One Hundred Bones, One Hundred Sausages and The Street Beneath My Feet. Frann Preston-Gannon is a London based illustrator and designer. Her first picture book, The Journey Home, was published in October 2012 and was shortlisted for both the Waterstones Children’s Prize and the Cambridgeshire ‘Read it Again’ Book Prize. Frann’s books include: I am the Seed That Grew the Tree, Busy Eyed Day, Dave’s Rock, Dave’s Cave, My World: a Book of First Words, Because of an Acorn, Pepper and Poe, What a Hoot!, Sloth Slept On, Deep Deep Sea, Hot Dog, Cold Dog, Dinosaur Beach, How to Lose a Lemur, Dinosaur Farm and The Journey Home. villanova.co.uk

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S W E E T D R E A M S Nursery inspiration from Giovanna Fletcher’s exclusive collaboration with Wayfair.co.uk P H OTO G R A P H Y I N G R I D R A S M U S S E N F O R WAY FA I R .C O. U K

NEUTRAL TONES ARE ENLIVENED WITH HOUSEPLANTS

Q: You have created a beautiful family home with your husband, Tom. Tell us about it and how you chose it. A: We moved into our house 12 years ago when we were only 21 years old. We’d bought a show house, which was great for us at the time as it meant we could just put our clothes in the wardrobe and pop the kettle on. It was hassle-free and looked stunning. But as time went on we realised it wasn’t really very “us”. It didn’t show off our personalities or interests. It wasn’t particularly practical either in terms of storage. About two years ago we decided to make some upgrades and I’m so glad we did. The house is now a collection of the things we love. It’s also colourful, warm, inviting, cosy, inspiring and calming, depending on where we are in the house. Q: When you did re-decorate, where did you start and what was your inspiration? A: A We kept the house exactly as it was for the first few years. Then we eventually painted the guest room as we were turning that into Tom’s music room and then painted the cinema room to give it a little more depth. We really just painted the walls and we moved furniture around. It wasn’t particularly creative of us.

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The glass went. Any sharp corners were frowned upon. Stairgates went in. Locks were fitted on locks. But since we’ve really redecorated we’ve been able to have more fun with the space. Growing up I can remember being told off about doing anything that might damage the carpet, sofas or breakables. The boys still have to be careful, of course, but I’d say our style has become more family-friendly. I want our home to feel like people live there.  Q: How would you describe your interior style? What’s most important to you when decorating a room?  A: I like a room to reflect some personality while being inviting and cosy. I also want it to be practical. I’m not one for useless faff.

Q: Did your home design change when you became parents? A: Having children forced us to look at our home differently. Firstly, we realised that children take over. There’s not a single room that doesn’t contain some sort of child-related item. Before we became parents, we did a first aid course that led us to do an extensive “risk assessment” in the house, which completely freaked us out and made us view everything as a potential threat. 

Q: Baby number three will be arriving soon – what was the inspiration behind the new nursery? A: I really wanted to freshen up the space as it’s not been redesigned since it became Buzz’s room four years ago and looked tired and worn. I wanted a fresh, clean space that felt homely and calming. It was also important for it to be gender-neutral as we aren’t finding out the sex of the baby – although even when he or she is born we won’t be adding loads of pink or blue. Q: What are your favourite items in the nursery? Why do you love them?  A: The jungle-themed wallpaper is stunning and adds so much to the space, while also being neutral and calming. I really love a statement design. We have flamingos in the downstairs loo, an intricate storybased design in the boys’ room and then full-on “flower power” in my office! The tipi tent is gorgeous too – such a unique but

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GUEST BEDROOM

“I really love a statement design. we have flamingos in the downstairs loo” to ensure a good night’s sleep. I opted for a comfy upholstered bed and Wayfair’s bestselling thermo-regulated memory foam Nora mattress. My sister and her husband have already been over to test it out and loved it. Hurrah! 

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affordable touch and I can really imagine the baby lying in there and taking it all in. There are also so many textures to explore with the cushions, throws and rugs, and the muted pastel shades help make it all look so beautiful. I’m also really happy with the wardrobe and changing unit. Babies come with lots of stuff – and being the third child, this baby is inheriting a fair few clothes, so it’s good to have somewhere to put it all. I love the design of both these items as they feel really unique.  Q: Walk us through your guest bedroom. What do you love most about the style of the space?

A: The guest room is an important one to us as we do tend to have people to stay quite a lot. I wanted somewhere cool, interesting, comfortable, relaxing and adult – somewhere for them to escape from the rest of the house. Even though the room is full of neutral tones, the pops of inky blues, soft blush and gleaming golds really help to make it inviting and interesting. I love the use of texture with the tassel throw cushions and woven wall hangings.  The bedside lamps are stunning too. They throw the light in such a magical way in the evening.  I also love it when guests sleep really well here, so I wanted to do everything I could

Q: Tell us who will likely be staying in the guest bedroom and making the most of it? A: My sister Giorgina and her husband Chickpea come over quite a bit. They have a little girl so we like getting all the cousins together as much as possible. When the children are asleep we get to just hang out and catch up. Giorgina loves interiors and I’m always envious of her amazing eye, so I’m thrilled she has fallen in love with her new room.  Q: What’s next for your home? Any big renovation plans or rooms you would love to tackle next?  A: I think I’d like to redesign the cinema room and the bathrooms next and I’d also really like to finish off our bedroom. We painted and furnished it about a year ago, but working with Wayfair.co.uk has really shown me how vital all the statement pieces and finishing touches are and not to be scared to use different textures, colours and to layer things up.

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Q: What kind of projects do you work on? A: We do everything. From a full refurb with side extensions and loft conversions to a basement dig-out. We can handle the whole project or a specific part. Q: What’s your background? A: I had always wanted to be in property development business and when I got the London Basement Company in to do a basement for me, I met the project manager, who wanted to set up his own business. So we teamed up for a couple of years, starting in 2006. Now we do our own projects as well as client projects. Q: Do you have a signature style? A: We specialise in high quality prime London locations. We increase the square footage significantly, while also incorporating luxurious additions including cinema rooms with surround sound systems, basement swimming pools, gyms and wine cellars as well as bathroom TVs.

We increase the square footage significantly, while incorporating luxurious additions

Q: What are you working on now? A: We are renovating two houses in Fulham, transforming them from run-down properties to luxurious residences with full length basements, side extensions and mansard roofs in projects around the million pound mark. We recently extended a 5,000 sq foot house in Wimbledon to 10,000. Q: What’s next for Normand Developments? A: We’re looking at really pushing the boundaries in our next interesting and well-designed project. We have an in house architect and can offer a full service with our team of 13, two project managers, carpenters and everything in house. normand-developments.com

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L I V I N G | FIREPLACES

COSY UP FOR WINTER Now is the perfect time to address your fireplace. Absolutely gets the lowdown on Marble Hill Fireplaces

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arble Hill Fireplaces was established as a family business in 1974. They have grown exponentially over the years but still offer the same personalised service from initial enquiry to installation and also offer a professional design service. Marble Hill employ their own fitters and therefore have full control over the installations from start to finish and work closely with architects, designers , site foreman and private clients to ensure the fitting runs smoothly and on schedule. Their showrooms in south west London are well worth a visit as they have seven different show areas over four floors showing a wide range of their fireplaces, many of which are under fire. Their stone mantels are made in England from the best quality material, as are their marble mantels, and as such they are able to offer bespoke sizes and variations on many of their standard designs. They have their own restoration department and undertake large restoration projects throughout London working closely with people such as English Heritage, Grosvenor Estates and large multinational developers and builders ensuring the work undertaken is of the highest standard and appropriate to the age and status of the building. Marble Hill have seen trends come and go over the years but have remained focused on offering the very best quality at competitive prices and the latest designs to stay at the forefront of the fireplace industry and its ever changing technology

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They are the main London agents for Bellfires balanced flue fire which do not need a conventional chimney and can, more often than not, be positioned wherever required to create a stunning focal point. These fires have an incredible flame pattern which is emphasised by the addition of their reflective back and sides. They are super efficient and offer extraordinary heat output, making them not just stunning to look at but also very green. Marble Hill also offer a good range of solid fuel burners and stoves, and a chimney lining service They are also agents for Planika fires who offer a range of Bio Ethanol line fires (which require no chimney at all). Planika also offer bespoke fires to your own design. Their enhanced designs create an exceptional atmosphere influencing our everyday life. If you are looking for exceptional service and quality products at competitive prices then make Marble Hill Fireplaces your first and last port of call.

MARBLE HILL F I R E P L AC E S 70-72 Richmond Road, Twickenham Middx TW1 3BE www.marblehill.co.uk

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WITH OVER 7 DIFFERENT SHOW AREAS AND MORE THAN 55 MANTELS ON DISPLAY WITH 14 ACTUALLY UNDER FIRE, WITH OVER ARBLE 7 DIFFERENT AREAS AND MORE THAN 55 MANTELS ON DISPLAY WITH 14 ACTUALLY UNDER FIRE, HILL ISSHOW ONE OF THE LEADING LONDON SHOWROOMS FOR ALL YOUR FIREPLACE NEEDS. WITH OVER 7M DIFFERENT SHOW AREAS AND MORE THAN 55 MANTELS ON DISPLAY WITH 14 ACTUALLY UNDER FIRE, MARBLE HILL IS ONE OF THE LEADING LONDON SHOWROOMS FOR ALL YOUR FIREPLACE NEEDS. CONSTANTLY STRIVINGLONDON TO SHOWCASE INNOVATIVE DESIGNS . WEISARE ONE OF THE LEADING SHOWROOMS FORAND ALLNEW YOUR FIREPLACE NEEDS. MARBLE HILL WE ARE CONSTANTLY STRIVING TO SHOWCASE INNOVATIVE AND NEW DESIGNS.

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NEWS • PEOPLE • DESIGN • EVENTS

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YELLOW Although yellow isn't the single defining colour anywhere, throughout the hotel are little yellow details that work to create a colourful impression. A throw, a curtain, a cushion, an artwork – even the hotel's stylish souvenir notebooks are bound in bright yellow. A yellow accent is an instant contemporary update.

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I N S P I R E | HOTEL DESIGN

OLD VS NEW

Mixing old and new is done with great style here, especially in the Art Collector's suite, where contemporary art sits alongside classic works. Dutch Old Masters hang everywhere, and the Jansz restaurant has a collection of quirky phrenology heads alongside its contemporary lighting and furniture.

BOOKS There's an entrire suite dedicated to books at the Pulitzer, and they are creatively displayed in many ways. Small piles of old hardbacks on small shelves, art books displayed full frontal on picture ledges, books reflected in mirrors and this curved construction that's a feat of engineering in itself.

GREY AND PINK Without adhering to a strict colour scheme, the Pulitzer has a definite palette, and it features the grey and pink combination in various contexts. A pink armchair set against grey tongue and groove panels, pink curtains on grey walls, pink cushions on a sober sofa – all of these add visual interest.

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I N S P I R E | HOTEL DESIGN

PANELLING Painted panels in this blue dining area create a cosy, secluded feel, while pale grey tongue and groove in the bedrooms adds texture and warmth. Wood panelling connects the original canal house interiors with their new identity.

DELFT TILES The vintage Delft tiles that cover the check-in desks feature small figures busy doing things: harvesting, hammering, fishing, all in the traditional blue and white. These are characterful and quirky, a hommage to the hotel's Dutch history.

Without adhering to a strict colour scheme, the Pulitzer has a definite palette

PATTERN Contrasting geometric patterned fabrics on these cushions in the bar are graphic and contemporary as well as warm and cosy. The space is inviting and luxurious.

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I N S P I R E | FOCUS

R E D A L E R T HOME tours Sella Concept’s newly designed restaurant, Pirana Words P E N D L E H A R T E

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ella Concept’s new design for bar-restaurant Piraña in Balham represents something of a new direction for the Gayle Noonan and Tatjana von Stein’s innovative design studio. With a bolder colour palette and a playfully retro style, the project fuses a range of distinct moods and atmospheres into a relatively small space. From the shell of a former restaurant, Sella Concept has conjured a fluid, immersive space, seamlessly subdivided into different areas, each with a subtly different mood. The owners were keen for the atmosphere to be casual and easygoing, with no sense of division between diners and drinkers, and this comes across in a layout governed by a feeling of flow rather than division. As is typical with Sella Concept projects, the design concept began by developing an understanding of how people will use the overall space, incorporating visual shifts and atmospheric transitions to accommodate changing behaviours within the venue. Light and welcoming, Piraña’s front room houses a chef’s table, a curved bar, a banquette-lined platform and a ‘secret’ snug with a private bar hatch. The back room is darker and more indulgent in tone, lined with cosy and intimate private booths, from which customers can call the bar directly. These distinct but connected zones allow Piraña customers

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I N S P I R E | FOCUS

For a studio known for its love of warm pastel pinks, the Pirana interior represents quite a departure

to use the space as their mood and preference dictates – whether they fancy sociable casual dining and drinking or a more private personal experience. Designed to catch the eye with its  bold colour combinations, the exterior has been styled with mosaics of blue and white tile and striking window façades dominated by a red metal framework. Inside, Piraña’s playful, trend-agnostic aesthetic is created through the use of a rich, sensory palette of colours and materials, including a bespoke floor in jade terrazzo (created in partnership with a fabricator in Spain), micro mosaic tiling at the bar, and a deep, earthy red in the upholstery and the curved timber slats that ties the space together. For Sella Concept, a studio known for its love of warm pastel pinks, the Piraña interior represents quite a departure. Apart from the chairs and lights, every fixture and item of furniture has been custom-designed for the space  by Sella Concept – including the booths, bar, banquette, tables, stools, floors and bathroom sinks – and, unusually, the studio worked directly with the building contractor on the renovation, without involving a third-party architect.  Taking advantage of Gayle Noonan’s background in graphic design, Sella Concept has also created Piraña’s visual identity, deployed on menus, business cards and online – ensuring that the character and style of the restaurant carries smoothly onto all brand collateral. sella-concept.com

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eckfield Place is a beautiful Georgian family home lovingly restored to its historic origins. The house, the gardens, and Home Farm have been knitted back together into a 400acre estate nestled in a secluded corner of Hampshire. Resolutely natural, elegantly evolving, this is a living place centred on sustainability and onward thinking. A country haven with a progressive vision, firmly looking towards the future to shape the next chapter in Heckfield’s remarkable story and redefine the idea of a modern luxury hotel. It has been made by many. Dating to the 1760s, a cast of influential characters has left their mark on the property; from its first owners, the Shaw-Lefevres and Walpoles, and their celebrated horticulturist William Wildsmith, who planted the arboretum, to the custodians of today. Slowly formed in the minds, hands and crafts of extraordinary people, Heckfield Place has been expertly brought forward into one narrative by the Chan family. The Home Farm practices biodynamic principles, and the kitchen gardens and orchards will feed vegetables, fruits, honey and flowers for the rooms and restaurants: the light-filled Marle with its terrace overlooking the grounds, and Hearth’s ever-changing set menu cooked over open fire.

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I N S P I R E | COUNTRY HOUSES

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“Here it begins with the soil,” says culinary director Skye Gyngell says. “Heckfield feels like you’re being hugged — a feeling that’s in your plate of food.” Every part of Heckfield Place underscores the rhythms of nature. Designer Ben Thompson honours the house’s roots while introducing updates that lend an inviting, organic and elegantly contemporary feel. Salvaged stone and distressed walnut floors throughout anchor an idiosyncratic mix of worn Persian carpets, antique furnishings, natural linen and wool upholstery. Rush mats harvested from the River Ouse and modern pieces sit alongside the owner’s family collection of British paintings. The house’s rooms are positioned to follow the sun’s trajectory. During the day, house guests will progress from the bright morning room for coffee and newspapers to the afternoon sun-dappled drawing room and will end the day in the moody and intimate Moon Bar for a nightcap. Offering different aspects across the surrounding grounds, the charac-

ter of each bedroom is written in the natural materials and meticulous craftsmanship found throughout. Pictured left is the Long Room, Heckfield’s finest space, a private apartment with vaulted ceilings, sitting and dining room, private terrace and balcony with breathtaking views of the lakes, gardens and surrounding countryside. A committed group of farmers, arborists, gardeners, florists and conservation experts share a dedication to the continuous evolution of the grounds, creating a natural environment for guests to be inspired by and engage in. Guests can immerse themselves in the abundant natural surroundings, walking in ancient heathers and woodlands, wild swimming in the lakes, visiting the farm and greenhouses or picking the freshest ingredients from the gardens to eat in the restaurants. A natural home to unearth, reconnect and rediscover through its curated programme, The Assembly at Heckfield Place. heckfieldplace.com

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I love his futuristic but simple lighting designs. They’re such a statement piece, I would love to own one but they’re a bit out of my current budget. My favourite is the gold melt ball design. I also think his recent sofa collaboration with IKEA is brilliant – the Delaktig, a bed that can be turned into a sofa with various add-ons; it’s so clever.

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Visiting National Trust parks. They come into their own during autumn. Sheffield Park is my favourite during this season – it looks so beautiful.

Pax and Hart Frankie – I first discovered Pax and Hart on Instagram. I have Frankie and one of the newest designs, Petal, in my living room.

WHAT INSPIRED LALA LOVES DECOR? I started Lala Loves Decor in 2016 when my twin girls started pre-school. I needed a creative outlet and hoped I could make some money too. Ideally I wanted to create a flexible career, and with hard work and determination I was able to do that. It took off solely through Instagram – I’ll always be grateful to that little app.

YOUR WORK’S BIGGEST INSPIRATION Vintage pieces. I really love mixing vintage with new in my own home. Most of my products are inspired by the natural world – clouds, planets, rainbows, flowers – but when coming up with the design I like to go back to old trends and see how I can revive them in a different way. For example, my flower mirror is inspired by vintage rattan, but adding a gold centre makes it more contemporary.

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