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DECORATE TO BE HAPPY
DESIGN RADAR • The pieces catching designer Minnie Kemp’s eye this month
DESIGN FOR HAPPINESS • We asked four creatives to share their insights into the design choices that can have a positive impact on our wellbeing
REMEMBERED WITH A SMILE • The Campana brothers have always been known for their fantastical furniture designs — particularly with Edra. Just before Fernando’s sudden death in November, he and Humberto talked to our editor Pip Rich about the importance of surreal style
SOLAR DESIGNERS • These creatives want to make harnessing the sun’s power more accessible – and help others to think differently about this free and democratic energy source
TOP OF THE GLASS • The trend for colourful stained glass shows it’s not just for church windows – take a cue from these modern interpretations
BRYAN O’SULLIVAN • The designer tells our editor Pip Rich how to filter a sense of sunlight into rooms that can’t help but put a smile on your face
houses • ALL OF THESE HOMES ARE PURE BLISS FOR DIFFERENT REASONS – BECAUSE OF THEIR FORM, THEIR FUNCTION OR BECAUSE THEY’RE FUN!
LINES OF BEAUTY • Jo leGleud and Scott Maddux of interior design studio Maddux Creative have subtly reworked a city-centre pied-à-terre using elegant colours, opulent materials and pleasing symmetry to bring it back to its glamorous 1920s heyday
ON THE WATERFRONT • A move from Sydney to its suburbs allowed style director Kerrie-Ann Jones to realise her dream home – and a dreamy way of life by the beach
COLOUR BY NUMBERS • A true tour de force, this 1920s abode is spectacular in every sense – from its bold forms to its alluring saturated hues
GOING DOWN TOWN • This industrial warehouse apartment in Vancouver’s hip Gastown neighbourhood is packed with personality
URBAN JUNGLE • Flexible, automated and populated by plants – the perfect pad for 21st-century living is home to an innovative Brazilian architect
HAPPY HOUSE • The founders of artisan textile company A Rum Fellow, which has a cult-following thanks to its use of standout pattern, were always going to have a home filled with uplifting designs that make you feel good
decorating • THE BEAUTY OF BARE PLASTER WALLS, LIVING ROOMS TO HUNKER DOWN IN AND EXACTLY WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER PAINT
the power of plaster • Stylist Emily Henson’s new book Create celebrates the relaxing and revitalising abilities bare walls have – their beautiful simplicity is a serene sweet spot
anatomy of a room • Here, a stunning new take on neutrals plays out with a bold decorating decision at its heart – colour expert Ruth Mottershead explains why it works
pleasure principle • Luxe colour palettes, plush fabrics, sink-in sofas and even a swing conjure the most indulgent, deeply inviting living rooms you’ll want to relax in
second time lucky • Redecorating inevitably means pots of old paint piling up – put them to work with simple projects that make chic style statements
all in the detail • Peekaboo pattern and fun pops of colour: furniture restorer Jay Blades’ collaboration with G Plan – coming this spring – is made for a joyful and statement scheme
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