• Chic white bedroom

    by  • July 29, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Dreamy nights are guaranteed in this cool, minimalist space. A vision in white, it has only a delicate smattering of colour courtesy of the incredibly lifelike artificial foliage and taupe padded bed. Speaking of which, the ultra-comfortable Ruché by Inga Sempé for Ligne Roset is style central and lends the room serious snooze-ability. Ooh, we’ve come over all sleepy. Time for a lie down…


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    Delicious dining room

    by  • July 28, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Airy, bright and spacious – this pastel-filled room is just the kind of delicious twist on Scandi styling Livingetc loves. Its cool combo of sweet sundae hues, from lemon sorbet to strawberry gelato, positively pops against the pure white scheme and breathes fresh life into old design favourites such as the upright piano. Respect is due for Ross Lovegrove’s sculptural table for Knoll, with its legs cleverly mixing the different pastel shades, but it’s the curvaceous Piccola Papilio armchair by Naoto Fukasawa for B&B Italia in a bolder citrus colour that really ups the ante, not only complementing the pastel yellow table legs, but also the washed-out lemon curtains. This gorgeously light space couldn’t fail to raise the spirits, even on a dull English summer’s day such as this…

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    Upcycled lighting

    by  • July 27, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Never one to miss out on a new trend, Livingetc has noticed an upsurge in unusual and mismatched objects being used as pendant lights. Everything from vintage kettles to antique glassware can be found hanging over island units in the kitchen or, as here, lanterns that more often are employed on camping expeditions finding a place in an exotic living-room scheme. How far can this fashion for offbeat lighting go? We think the sky(lights) the limit…

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    The high life

    by  • July 24, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    We all know that double-height spaces add a wow factor to a home, but we think this one really hits the mark. Glass balustrades on the mezzanine let huge volumes of light flow through the house, while the vaulted ceiling adds to the spacious feel. The bull’s head sculpture is bang on-trend and the chandelier cascading above the dining table cleverly emphasises the height of the space. Top notch, we say…

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    Creative children’s corner

    by  • July 23, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Little Livingetc had an all-out, foot-stamping hissy fit when he saw this cool kids’ space and has demanded we replicate it immediately. And we’ve been trying to figure out exactly what set him off. Perhaps it’s the simple desk, which is roomy enough for him and his best chum to indulge in a major drawing session at one end and a nosily competitive game of Minecraft at the other. Or maybe it’s the vast, silvered cupboards, which could not only store cool day and nightwear and fun dressing-up outfits, but picture books, cuddly toys and buckets and buckets of Lego. Then there’s the rug, which is big enough and plush enough to cushion little knees for hours of castle play. Hmmm, the boy’s got great taste.

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    Eastern opulence

    by  • July 22, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Did we hear that a cool wind coming in from the west will drop the temperature down a notch or two? Well, not in this room it won’t – the space’s Raj-style décor will keep the look red hot whatever the weather. Rich crimson damask wallpaper, classic jacquard-weave upholstery and embroidered curtains made in Indian-inspired fabric create a scheme fit for a Bollywood screen queen. But if you find yourself swooning with sheer pleasure, the cool Alpine landscapes featured in the artwork will help revive you in no time…

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