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Copenhagen design city – our favourite haunts

At the beginning of this year, Wallpaper magazine named Copenhagen the best city in the world. It's also been referred to as a Design Capital and rightly so. After a recent visit to the Danish city to see the brand new Hay Vintage shop in its…

Decorating with colour and pattern

Today we're looking at ways to bring colour and pattern to a room - mostly via rugs! We found that the images we were drawn to fell easily into two different categories: bold and true colours versus muted, faded tones. Which do you prefer…

Autumn design Highlights

We had a very busy September, not least because London Design Festival was on. The annual event brings outstanding design from all corners of the world to all corners of the capital - you can find yourself flitting from deepest East London to…

Get the look…Cosy Moroccan style

Although in London we've just been basking in a mini Indian Summer, at time of writing it's starting to look a lot more Autumnal so we're putting our thoughts towards cosier times spent indoors. Moroccan design is of course suited to hotter…

Ideas for Colour combining

There are colour combinations that we stumble upon that feel fresh and new, totally different to anything we’ve seen for a while. Often we discover them in a single painting in an exhibition – recently, for instance, Georgia O’Keeffe,…
Pink Sofa

Interview with a designer – Cassandra Ellis

The interiors world is an inspiring one, and we particularly enjoy working with – and getting to know – multi-talented designers such as Cassandra Ellis. A furniture and homewares designer, interiors stylist and author, she grew up…
Isokon Building

Styling tips with Abel Sloane and Ruby Woodhouse

Abel Sloane and Ruby Woodhouse are a young duo running the multi-disciplinary company 1 9 3 4. Their main job is sourcing 20th century furniture and design pieces for private buyers, designers and stylists - the company is named after the year…
Flowers Vase

Summer exhibitions not to miss

London is an inspiring place to live and work at any time of the year, but there’s something about the longer and warmer days that gets us itching to get out and about and explore. The city, as ever, hosts an unrivalled wealth and breadth…
Turkish Rugs

Outside living

Summer is upon us, and it’s time to make the most of it. One of the simplest of all joys must be dining alfresco – whether alongside the coast, gazing out across rolling lawns, surrounded by pots outside your back door or squeezed onto a…
Katrien Vermeeren

Interview with Katrien Vermeeren

It's been a busy seven years since Katrien set up Emily's House London in the showroom at St James's Park, alongside her first major client HAY. Since then the brand has grown at a rapid pace and today you can find its (predominantly) Moroccan…