Your guide to a stylish home in Kensington and Chelsea with Jacky Parker’s top interiors picks for October
Get the Alexa Bed (pictured above)
Crafted from reclaimed pine, the striking chevron pattern and sky-high headboard on the Alexa bed makes for a dramatic style statement in any bedroom. The beautiful tones of the patinated timber lend it a rustic quality. Above it is teamed with antique brass-finished Terrace bedside tables, £259 and Organic Fan bed linen in Horeseradish, from £10, Alexa bed, £1359.
West Elm, 020 7637 9150, westelm.co.uk
Michael Anastassiades’s new lighting range for Flos
These beautiful IC Brushed bronzed brass floor and IC CW1 wall lights are part of a series by designer Michael Anastassiades for innovative Italian lighting manufacturer Flos. Mesmerised after watching a contact juggler skillfully move spinning balls across his arms and fingers, the designer drew upon the effect for this elegant collection. Each of the nine pieces in the series features a basic glass sphere delicately balanced on a metal rod, creating a set of striking yet simple forms. Wall lamp from £238, floor lamp from £485. Aram Store, 020 7557 7557, aram.co.uk
Marks and Spencer’s extends its kitchen range
If you haven’t already, take a fresh look at Marks and Spencer’s furniture. This season they have extended their kitchen range to include this gorgeous Padstow Butcher’s Block and Padstow Two-Door Larder Unit. Ideal for storage and extra workspace, these pieces are a good addition to any cook’s kitchen, and the smart painted finish and natural oak tops provide a stylish look that belie their excellent value, £549 and £1599. 0333 014 8000; marksandspencer.com
New look for Superliving’s Curve and Cosmos candles
Inspired by the colours and shapes of the 50s and 60s, designers Jesper Binger and Anette Stabel at SuperLiving have given their delightful Curve and Cosmos candlesticks a bold new palette that works perfectly as a refreshing autumnal update. Choose Blazing Orange, Camelia and Maroon or mix the shades and shapes and group together for maximum impact, from £17 each.
Northlight, 01235 848192, northlighthomestore.com
Favourite wallpapers revived for Cole and Son
Cole and Son has revived a number of historic wallpaper designs for their new ‘Archive Anthology’ collection. Humming Birds has been reintroduced in two new colourings: midnight blue and delicate ivory, 10 metre roll from £90. cole-and-son.com