Step inside an edgy, East London Victorian terrace where the owners have successfully mixed antique finds (from a Czech Republic railway station, no less), vintage lighting and a classic Chesterfield to create a surprisingly cool, modern family home. Flashes of pink graffiti art and plenty of green-on-green foliage keep the look fresh amidst the antique rugs and an Art Deco chandelier.


This is the season for excess and decadence and this month’s decorating story delivers both in spades. Channel the hedonistic glamour of Studio 54, with a mash-up of shimmering gold streamers, slouchy velvet sofas, gold bar stools and giant silver disco balls and you’ve got a serious Christmas party guaranteed.


Not only the reserve of the grandest of homes, dressing rooms and dressing areas are now a key design consideration when updating a bedroom space. Whether it is a clever use of cupboard space, a qirky shelving display for shoes or a dedicated showpiece of a dressing room, there are creative options for every home. Then you’ll just need a new wardrobe to do the design justice!


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.