Livingetc, January 2011

In her editor’s welcome, Carmel Allen writes about pushing boundaries when it comes to interior decorating, and she makes a great point: Don’t be afraid to push your comfort zone, as no matter how small your step outside of it is, you’ll feel exhilarated for doing it. I couldn’t agree more, Carmel! When it comes to homes, you’ll see from the home tours featured on Bright.Bazaar that I feel drawn towards spaces with a quirk or something out of the ordinary. No surprise, then, that this issue is one of my favourites from the Livingetc gang in a the last few months. Inside you’ll find a 2011 trend forecast, a tour of Meg Mathews ‘punk pink’ home, the best typography pieces and great ideas for table settings, amongst many more homes and product round ups. I’ve selected some of the editorials and stories that stood out for me. My top tearsheet? It has to be the home office of Barnaba Fornasetti (shown below in home tours) for it’s mix of whimsy with clean, modern lines. Which pages call out to you?


  • Reply Justina Blakeney November 30, 2010 at 12:15 am

    looks lie an AMAZING issue. Can't wait to get my hands on it. LOVING that green and blue cabinet! Cheers to breaking the rules!

  • Reply Gretchen O. November 30, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Very nice…I have to agree I am in love with color too, and pushing the boundries. Will, Thanks for the awesome color, as always.

  • Reply LAURA!!! November 30, 2010 at 1:03 am

    wowo stunning. I think pushing the boundaries this holiday season sounds like a great idea!

  • Reply Wendy November 30, 2010 at 1:49 am

    i love the BIG bow on the wall!!! fun!!!

  • Reply Karena November 30, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Will love the fun pops of color, and yes to breaking the rules!!

    Come and Enter my giveaway from Fifi Flowers!

    Art by Karena

  • Reply raina November 30, 2010 at 4:15 am

    I hate that here in the US it takes soooo long to get our copy's of Living Etc. I can't wait to see this isssue- it does look amazing. Love the bedroom with wooden head/ceiling board.

  • Reply Sandy a la Mode November 30, 2010 at 6:40 am

    loving all these color combos!! i see some more inspiration for my bows happening! πŸ˜€

  • Reply FROM THE RIGHT BANK November 30, 2010 at 11:40 am

    That party tabletop is fab – it's so festive and all the colors are gorgeous!!

  • Reply Ludmila {} November 30, 2010 at 11:41 am

    hm, I think the picture with the black feather chandelier was in Elle Interior Norway in one of their previous issues. I remember it good, it left me speechless. weird.

  • Reply Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair November 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Loving the review – this issue looks great! Totally agree about pushing the boundaries – I am trying to make it my aim to have a statement piece in every room…

    Big typography fan too so cant wait for this !

    Rachie xo

  • Reply Helena - A Diary of Lovely November 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    quilting everywhere, love it Will!

  • Reply Riell November 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Hope I can find a copy of this magazine here in Hungary too… It looks very promising!

  • Reply chairsmith November 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Fab review, looking forward to reading the real thing. You do this so well, always a pleasure to read!

  • Reply Connie @ SogniESorrisi November 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I love all the colours!

  • Reply Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy November 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I want that silver bow on the wall! I wonder if I could make one…

  • Reply Solid Frog November 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Very inspiring pages, haven't looked through Living etc for a long time and this is a reminder to do it. Have a lovely week!

  • Reply Chantale November 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I love all the amazing accessories in these interiors. I think they make the furniture come alive.
    Thanks Will for your birthday wishes.. she had a lovely lovely evening!

  • Reply Renee ( December 1, 2010 at 2:58 am

    How incredibly stunning is that wood bed?! What a great idea!

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar December 1, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Cheers for reading yesterday, everyone. It's certainly an inspiring issue; great to read which pages you all liked best.

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