Your guide to a stylish home in Kensington and Chelsea with Jacky Parker’s top interiors picks for October
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
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
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
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
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