• Art class

    by  • September 2, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    ‘Found objects are what make this place a home,’ says the modest owner of this New York duplex. Why modest? Well, for a start, he makes no mention of the striking abstract paintings created by his own hand, nor his collection of iconic furniture, which stretches from Piero Lissoni designs to the two classics seen here – the Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll and the PK31/3 sofa by Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen. Modest he may be, but this chap has an eye for detail that we can only envy…

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    Colour-pop bedroom

    by  • September 1, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    A splash of uplifting brights is always welcome. While neon may seem rather full-on for the bedroom, the gentle pink walls and subtle florals bring a sense of calm. Mixing in various on-trend geometric prints and funkily shaped accessories ensure the feminine scheme stays modern and fresh. But what we like best is the lion in the vintage artwork above the bed… a powerful image that gives the space some teeth.

     

     

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    Bank holiday BBQ – home-made style

    by  • August 28, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 21.13.17Ah, the summer bank holiday weekend. Time to kick back with friends and family and make the most of the longer evenings.

    Enjoying life outdoors, sun shining (well, we’re all about optimism at Livingetc), food sizzling on the BBQ, it doesn’t get better than this. Or does it?

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    Sleek urban apartment

    by  • August 28, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Today, we’re in a New York state of mind… Tall, vertiginous buildings that make you crane your head up. Unless you’re inside, of course, in which case, like the clever couple that decorated this chic Brooklyn penthouse, you keep all your furniture nice and low and let the architecture – and the surrounding skyline – do the talking. The navy blue feature wall grounds the scheme, while the rosewood furniture reflects the look of the rust-red ironwork encasing the apartment block. ‘I wanted a sense of continuity between the building and the industrial-luxe pieces we’ve used to furnish our home,’ says the owner. A New York state of mind? Absolutely…

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