Once a rented house completely stripped of its detailing, today this Victorian terrace has character in spades. The playful yet dramatic home now exudes an old-school gentleman’s club meets Seventies playboy vibe, with a dash of eccentricity and rock and roll for good measure. Get ready for an explosion of rich colour, a vibrant mix of tactile materials, and lashings of luxe.


Black and white doesn’t need to look basic. The latest way to work the trend is piling high on pattern. So think polka dots, chevron, stripes…all at once. Use varying scales of shapes and designs for interest and if you’re feeling more adventurous, team it all with a bold stripe of colour. Time to embrace the clash!


Simple and sleek, the pared-back kitchen is having a moment. From floor to ceiling cabinets to create a clean and uncluttered look, to stripped-back wood finishes that focus on grain and texture, we look at ten on-trend ways to make the style work in your home.


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.