• Cool blue lounge area

    by  • August 3, 2015 • 2 Comments

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    What a wonderfully moody-blue paradise this is! Kitted out from top to toe in varying shades of the unfailingly versatile colour, this chic chill-out zone is calm central. The oh-so-loungeable sofa works the laid-back vibe to the max, while the smattering of tribal-inspired artefacts hint at exotic climes. Close your eyes, let the breeze waft over you and you could almost be chilling out in Havana…

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    Chic outside room

    by  • July 31, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Slide back the patio doors and let the weekend fun begin… Isn’t that monochrome sofa on the terrace just begging to be sat on? The wonderful thing about this scenario is that, thanks to the massive floor-to-ceiling glass doors, the indoors and outdoors merge into one rolling space – making the transition to the ‘outside room’ a rather elegant and seamless affair. This is also helped by the owners’ decision to continue the inside floor tiling on to the outside and the selection of furnishings – the minimalist wood dining table matches the bare-board terrace floor and pared-back garden furniture. And not forgetting that wonderfully popping green ottoman, which links so well with all the verdant greenery outside. We’ll bring the Prosecco…

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    Sunshine yellow sitting room

    by  • July 30, 2015 • 1 Comment

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    If this year’s summer isn’t quite as warm as you’d like, bring a ray of sunshine into your space with these zesty yellow furnishings. From the striped window dressings to the matt-lacquered tables, powerful pops of our favourite colour instil instant warmth to the scheme. And that long, low-level sofa is just perfect for staring out the window while soaking up the sun. We feel a heat wave coming on…

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    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 • 1 Comment

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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 • 1 Comment

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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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