Your guide to stylish, cosy and on-trend interior decoration for London homes this November. Story by Kara O’Reilly
Modern Life with Mid Century Modern
Set up more than a decade ago by Lucy Ryder Richardson and Petra Curtis, the Mid Century Modern Shows have gone from strength to strength. For anyone interested in Mid-Century Design, it’s a must-visit. This month it returns to Dulwich College.
Sunday 23 November, 10am-4pm. Dulwich College SE21 7LD (entrance £9 on the door or £8 online); modernshows.com
Cosy Up with Helen Moore’s faux fur fancies
Helen Moore’s fabulously luxurious faux fur cushions and throws will have you hankering to hunker down now the nights have drawn in. Available in so-this-season brights, as well as a wide range of pelt prints, I defy you not to find a piece in the collection that matches your at-home style.
Throws, from £250, and cushions, from £48, from Helen Moore; 01884 860900; helenmoore.com
Interiors Inspiration: the latest home decor books
A couple of glossy monographs are just out celebrating the work of two of the UK’s iconic interior design talents. From inspirations to case studies, the lavishly illustrated Anouska Hempel by Marcus Binney (Thames & Hudson, £45) and A Designer’s Life: An Archive of Inspired Design and Décor by Nicky Haslam (Jacqui Small, £50), do full justice to the range and rich variety of their subjects’ timelessly chic designs.
1 Fashion talent Jonathan Saunders has just launched his first collection of vibrant hand-knotted Tibetan wool rugs and runners for The Rug Company. From £735 per sq m; therugcompany.com
2 Jeweller Lara Bohinc has collaborated with renowned Swedish brass foundry Skultana to make these elegant brass candleholders. London Collection, from £50 each; larabohinc.com
3 Pattern trailblazers Eley Kishimoto finally launch a collection of bold wallpapers. £160 per roll (55cm wide, 8.35-8.95m long depending on pattern and repeat); eleykishimoto.com