Livingetc Style Awards 2021 winners: Accessories category
The Livingetc Style Awards judges have chosen the very best finishing touches for your home
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As chosen by our judges, Livingetc editor Pip McCormac, Livingetc Editorial Director Sarah Spiteri, Livingetc columnists and interior designers Linda Boronkay and Minnie Kemp and fashion stylist legend Lucinda Chambers, these are the best accessories you'll want to own now.
Bedding - winner: Linen by Bedfolk
Founded by husband-and-wife duo Nick and Jo James, Bedfolk sources the finest materials and partners with a family-run, Portuguese mill to create this collection of elegant bedding, including soft and airy 100% Belgian and French flax linen, as well as durable Oeko-Tex certified cotton quilts, designed to ensure the perfect weight for year-round use. “The quilt is feels like great quality” says Lucinda Chambers. “And the bedding looks like it will get better with every wash.”
Shop the Bedfolk collection here (opens in new tab).
Decorative Accessory - winner: Caballo Cushion by Wicklewood
Designed by Wicklewood founder Caroline Downing Nadel, this cheerful cushion is inspired by Guatemalan textiles from the 1930’s archive of Lilly de Jongh Osborne – Caroline’s Great Grandmother. Crafted in the UK this reversible design is backed in Wicklewood’s signature dots and stripes fabric and works equally well in both contemporary and classic settings.
“There’s such beautiful detail in this jacquard design” says Sarah Spiteri. “It’s wonderfully charming and could work equally well in a children’s room.”
Shop the Caballo cushion by Wicklewood here (opens in new tab).
Soft Furnishing Collection - winner : Capsule Collection by Christopher Farr Cloth
This curated selection of cushions and throws allows customers to combine the colours and patterns of the Christopher Farr collection with confidence. Providing a flavour of the diverse range, the fabrics are produced by their stable of prominent artists and designers, while also referencing archive designs from the last century.
“These are fresh, graphic and versatile designs, and the collection is a really accessible way to bring Christopher Farr designs into your home” says Linda Boronkay.
Shop the Capsule collection by Christopher Farr here (opens in new tab).
Tableware Collection - winner: Ubuntu tableware by Lisa Todd Design
Having researched the history and purpose of Zulu beadwork, Lisa Todd collaborated with a team of master beaders and wire workers in South Africa who translated her designs into joyful tableware. These intricate patterns are also reproduced as digital prints, which are used across the full collection of contemporary products. In the judging room, the panel got so excited about the riotous use of colour.
“This range is completely unexpected and joyous” says Linda Boronkay. “I love the way she applied her original inspiration so well.”
Shop Lisa Todd Design's Ubuntu collection here (opens in new tab).
Tableware Collection - Design Icon - winner: Olio tableware collection by Barber Osgerby for Royal Doulton
The judges also wanted to award the Design Icon status to the Olio collection for Royal Doulton. It's an enduring classic the panel felt was worth honouring.
First launched in 2015, British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have worked with Royal Doulton to update their ever-popular black and white Olio collection in a new celadon blue. Designed for daily use, pieces can be combined to create a set or curated as objects to be used individually.
“The organic shapes are modern, but not cold” says Pip McCormac. “They’re not what you’d expect from Royal Doulton and are very useable.”
Shop the Olio collection for Royal Doulton here (opens in new tab).
Rug - winner: Lexington by Roger Oates
Textural bands and a single, slimline pinstripe through this 100% wool tufted rug create a contemporary take on the iconic ‘Roger Oates Stripe’. The natural fibres and contrasting blue/grey stripe work well in both traditional and contemporary interiors.
“I love how the bands are so subtle” says Minnie Kemp. “The teal with the red is a beautiful combination.”
Shop Roger Oates rugs here (opens in new tab).
Rug - Wise Buy - winner: Grace Rug by Dunelm
The Wise Buy award is saved to honour really affordable pieces, which are no less stylish, and a brilliant way to update your home.
Featuring an on-trend scalloped border, the Grace rug by high-street-hero Dunelm is hand-crafted by skilled artisans in India using hard-wearing, textural Jute that gives each piece its own personality. “The blue strip is really smart” says Pip McCormac. "It totally lifts this already playful and fun design."
Shop the Grace rug here (opens in new tab).
Shining a spotlight on the now and the next in home design and decor, Livingetc is the UK's best selling high end and contemporary home design magazine. As a brand, Livingetc showcases the world's very best homes, breaks and makes the trends, and has access to leading international designers for insight and ideas. It was first published in 1998, and is currently edited by Pip Rich.
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