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Explore a tiny London flat that's filled with color, eclectic

(Image credit: Yellow London)Salmon pink walls complement the darker, more muted pink of the velvet sofa.(Image credit: Yellow London)The dining furniture are antique market finds.Hallway(Image credit: Yellow London)The bold wallpaper theme continues in the hallway with a 50s inspired print from Whiteworks/Jet fabrics (opens in new tab).

Explore a tiny London flat that's filled with color, eclectic
(Image credit: Yellow London)There are still plenty of fun colors going on though, no white or grey here.(Image credit: Yellow London)

5 interior designers who use colour in radical ways

The fashionable face of interior design was muted – in part thanks to Kelly Hoppen’s championing of neutrals – with colour banished in favour of a palette that extended from magnolia to grey via some subdued taupes.But the tides have turned, with many of today’s interior designers reclaiming colour and working to demonstrate that bright doesn’t have to mean busy or overblown.They recently completed a VIP apartment in Rome’s Palazzo Fendi, a veritable masterclass in the duo’s artful way with colour.‘I didn’t train in furniture, fashion or interior design, so in my head I have no rules,’ she told The Sunday Times Magazine in 2015.More recently the interior designers completed Bar Botanique, using a palette of green and pink to create an otherworldly forest environment that won over most of Instagram.

A jewellery designer's playful house filled with warm Spanish

This is absolutely the case for Sandra Barrio von Hurter, a Spanish jewellery designer and founder of Sandralexandra, who lives in a typical Victorian house in Kensal Rise.This was not the case when they saw the house, however: “It was all mushroom-coloured!” exclaims Sandra.The same bright orange is used on the bath tub and basin legs in the master bathroom, which is itself a pale yellow.

A jewellery designer's playful house filled with warm Spanish
The bedroom has blush pink walls and pale lilac woodwork, while Sandra's studio is sunny yellow and the family bathroom red and blue.“My jewellery also walks the line between playful and elegant, fun and serious–a nice balance” she explains.

Best New London Restaurants Opening: New London Restaurants 2023

JANUARY 2023Address: 2 Westgate Street, London Fields E8 3RNKey people: John and Yee Li.Opened: 27 May 2022BerenjakAddress: 1 Bedale Street, Borough Market, London Bridge SE1 9ALKey people: Chef Kian Samyani, backed by JKS Restaurants.

Best New London Restaurants Opening: New London Restaurants 2023
Opened: July 2020MAYAddress: 169 Holloway Road, London N7 8LXKey people: Sambal Shiok’s Mandy YinWhat to expect: No laksa.

Opened: 9 December 2019Address: 3-5 Great Scotland Yard SW1A 2HNKey people: Robin Gill, Alex HarperWhat to expect: Two restaurants and two bars, in London’s latest prolific-restaurateur-does-hotel.Opened: 31 October 2019SEPTEMBERNeat BurgerAddress: 4 Princes Street, London, W1b 2LEKey people: Lewis HamiltonWhat to expect: Plant-based burgers from Beyond Meat.

Edo Mapelli Mozzi's Interiors Are a Refreshing Combination of

Left: Mapelli Mozzi sourced the vintage chest here from Horsch Interiors–Horsch & Huebscher; the sconce above is by Giopato & Coombes.Following his university studies in Edinburgh, Mapelli Mozzi started working in property development, soon realizing the benefits of bringing design in-house.

Edo Mapelli Mozzi's Interiors Are a Refreshing Combination of
“Having recently spent time in Italy, I was inspired to create a ‘farmhouse’ look,” says Mapelli Mozzi.

“It’s rare to find such a rustic interior in a city penthouse, but the juxtaposition works so well,” Mapelli Mozzi notes.

“The home has a feminine and delicate intent, with layers of creams and pinks to give a soft feel,” says Mapelli Mozzi.

Lighting trends 2023: the favored designs set to beautifully

From sculptural, statement pieces to smart lighting and bespoke fittings, these are just some of the lighting trends our experts have predicted will set the design world alight for 2023.Lighting trends 2023We asked a panel of lighting experts and interior design insiders on what they expect the biggest lighting trends to be in 2023.Smart lighting(Image credit: John Cullen Lighting)With changes in technology and advances in lighting design having an impact on lighting trends year on year, many of us are now kitting out or homes with smart lighting.From tactile, natural materials such as wicker and rattan, to more industrial designs crafted from metal and concrete, for 2023 lighting trends, the more unique the material, the better!

Lighting trends 2023: the favored designs set to beautifully
Industville’s (opens in new tab) managing director, Mara Miller, says 'pendant lighting is an essential part of lighting within your home.

Inside Sonam Kapoor Ahuja's intimate, art-filled London home and

When Sonam Kapoor Ahuja first started dating Anand Ahuja, she also fell in love with the setting of his London perch.Sonam’s vision for this atmospheric pied-à-terre has been brought to life with Mumbai-based architect Rooshad Shroff.The trumpeting palm trees, chhatris, and pavilions sing a romantic song of Sonam’s homeland even on the greyest of Anglo-Saxon days.

Inside Sonam Kapoor Ahuja's intimate, art-filled London home and
“The Indian touches include a number of personal pieces gifted to us by our mothers,” reflects Sonam, “bringing memories of Mumbai and Delhi to London.

The second is that an intact spirit of India has been allowed to settle like a Colaba sea mist, enveloping the senses.

Slow Architecture: An Elegant, Monochrome Home in London by

Fung has a new book out, Architecture by Hand (Clearview), and I was curious to hear his take on organic modernism, a look he’s perfected over the years.The book, which covers architecture, interior design, and furniture, is “the result of 10 to 15 years of work,” Fung say, as we leaf through a copy at his dining table.

Slow Architecture: An Elegant, Monochrome Home in London by
“We wanted a floor with texture and warmth,” adds Roviras, who is from Catalunya.

“In Spain, marble floors are really common because they are so easy to clean.”Above: Fung used the same marble to create the bespoke kitchen.Their collection lines the walls of the kitchen and fills the two bespoke vitrines in the dining room.

Maddux Creative on how to create a beautifully unusual home

Maddux Creative’s Scott Maddux and Jo Le Gleud Maddux CreativeLe Gleud, meanwhile, is a craft expert who formerly worked as an embroiderer for fashion designer Koji Tatsuno.She has qualifications in silversmithing, tailoring and shoemaking and takes the lead in making unique pieces for Maddux Creative projects.

Maddux Creative on how to create a beautifully unusual home
Elegant, art-inspired design in a Notting Hill townhouse refurbished by Maddux Creative Ricardo LabougleWhat are they working on?They say.... ‘We strive to go beyond superficial aesthetics to create projects with relevance, depth and warmth.The ceiling is the focal point of the dining room in this Holland Park house Ricardo Labougle3 Be bold with colour.

The 15 Best Movies of 2020 (and How to Stream Them)

It has been, to put it mildly, a very strange year at the movies, what with the scrambled release dates, virtual festivals, and industry infighting.Still, the films that did manage to come out had a largely captive audience: scores of lonely, restless people even more eager for a good story than usual.Emma (on Amazon)Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma is, at its heart, a sparkling romance that feels unexpectedly timely.

The 15 Best Movies of 2020 (and How to Stream Them)
De Wilde’s background is in music and fashion photography, and her first foray into feature filmmaking is overtly gorgeous: a riot of feathered bonnets, corkscrew curls, and colorful carriage dresses.—Harriet Fitch-LittlePortrait of a Lady on Fire (on Hulu)

How to Look Fancy or Classy

How to Look Fancy or ClassyBy Gorjus London | Date August 20, 2021How to look fancy or classy - let’s briefly consider what looking fancy or classy is and why anyone would want to look fancy or classy.One of the main traits that makes someone look classy is confidence - you'll want to look and feel attractive so you can feel comfortable both inside and out.

How to Look Fancy or Classy
Colour Theory For Classy DressWe’ve written a couple of articles in the blog on the best colour combinations, but what colours really suit the classy or fancy look?

Summary: How to Look Classy or FancyAnd there we have it...some excellent tips on how to look more classy and how to look fancier, often using what you already have at your fingertips.Fancy outfits look and feel classy and/or high-end and upmarket.

John Pawson offers a look inside his minimalist home and studio

These new photographs reveal the London home and workplace of architectural designer John Pawson.Although he studied architecture, he never completed his training, so is not officially recognised as an architect in the UK.His portfolio includes several minimal boutiques, including Christopher Kane's first store, and numerous religious spaces, like the St Moritz Church.It's the difference between a building that's just a building and architecture that's special," he concluded.

John Pawson offers a look inside his minimalist home and studio
Related story John Pawson completes bright white holiday home on Japan's Okinawa islandThe full article is published in Issue 19 of Port Magazine.

At Home With: Enis Karavil

Photography by Mel Yates“I call it ‘maximalist expressions in minimalist details’,” says Enis assuredly, when asked to describe his interiors style.But London will always be Enis’ adopted home, such is his affection for the city, and he’s glad to have set down roots here, too.Built in the early 1900s, the flat boasts double height ceilings, a beautiful terrace, and plenty of original Victorian features, which Enis loves.“There’s this sculpture park which is being built on Turkey’s Black Sea border,” says Enis.So we are quite busy!” It’s little wonder Enis will be putting his feet up in his beloved “weekend home” in Notting Hill whenever he gets the chance.

Elegant Scottish wedding

She’s from west Ireland, and his family’s Scottish, so their biggest “must” was bringing the two together.The result was an elegant castle wedding in the bride’s hometown, designed with lots of traditional Scottish details (hence the tartan and kilts) in mind.

Elegant Scottish wedding
Another way they merged their two families: saying I Do in a cathedral in the bride’s West Ireland hometown.They designed their pastel + tartan wedding palette around the castle’s opulent gold details.A cheese wheel wedding cake is our kinda wedding cake.

Silje Vallevik Inspires

Pictured here wearing the "The Goddess" maxi dress together with Sophie Lis Lightning Bolt hoops, Spike Studs and Compass pendantThere is no question, Silje Vallevik has the “IT” factor.Silje is a Norwegian artist, model and now designer, founder and creative director of the newest, coolest fashion brand on the block; Valle & Vik.

Silje Vallevik Inspires
Silje wears the Cannes Do in Coral with Sophie Lis Fallen Moon Studs, Fallen Moon necklace and long Compass pendant.I also love love love dainty sparkling jewellery - hence why I adore the entire Sophie Lis collection, especially the Fallen Star range.Silje pairs the City Slip in Rust with her new matching headband and Sophie Lis Fallen Star hoop earrings10.)

This secret spiral staircase wine cellar is incredible

This Grade II listed property boasts seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and three reception rooms, but it's the spiral staircase wine cellar that really sets it apart.Buried under a private courtyard garden in this house in Royal Crescent, Notting Hill, is a magnificent cylindrical wine cellar.

This secret spiral staircase wine cellar is incredible
The narrow concrete spiral staircase takes you deep underground with a collection of wine carefully packed into slots from the ground up.

The pretty courtyard garden offers privacy and seclusion with tall trees and hedging, and space is of a premium on the inside too.With wonderful views over Royal Crescent communal gardens, this house offers almost 3,900 sq ft of space, with sleek and contemporary bathrooms and a master bedroom.

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