SNEAK PEEK: Livingetc, July 2011

So the lovely folks at Livingetc pulled out a corker of an issue, guys! It’s funny because when I first read the issue (yep – I’m the loser who reads each issue at least twice!) I didn’t feel as inspired as I normally do. Maybe it was the chap next to me on the Tube with his oversized, greasy hot dog stinking the place out. Thinking about it, that whole situ kinda killed my moment of the month with LivingetcΒ (I’ve been having my Livingetc moments since I was twelve, which is weird looking back on it!). Anyhow, I digress because a few days later I was in bed reading the issue for a second time, when it occurred to me the sheets were covered in torn pages. And, well, here they are: My favourite tear sheets from July issue. Some pretty colourful and lovely summer decorating ideas, don’t you think? My top pick is the living room with the sofa made out of old palettes, finished with block colour bunting. Which is yours?


  • Reply textileandterrain June 13, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Completely love that living room too. The kilim & bunting! Gorgeous.

  • Reply cassandra @ coco+kelley June 13, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    oh my GOD. that living room. that sofa! and that first little garden bar setup!!? i cannot wait to be in europe and buy a million magazines!! xo

  • Reply ZEOLITE FUHRMAN June 13, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I want to grab one giant armload of those vases on the shelf in the kitchen. Now I sound crazy but it's whatever. So appealing.

  • Reply Jamie @ charmingly ordinary June 14, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I do love the room with the bunting, especially that rug! But my fav is the brightly-colored kitchen. It just might turn me into a morning person.

  • Reply Karena June 14, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Great issue Will so much creativity!!

    Art by Karena

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  • Reply Wendy June 14, 2011 at 1:12 am

    I love how laid-back each photo seems — I wish we would get some warm weather already, it has yet to feel like summer and it's June!!

  • Reply Michelle June 14, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I need to get me a pink flamengo!

  • Reply Camilla Leila June 14, 2011 at 1:41 am

    LOVE that palette sofa, but i am kind of obsessed with those super long, bright curtains in the last image.

    totally my style.

  • Reply First House on the Right June 14, 2011 at 1:55 am

    My favourite is the last room with the tangerine and pink hues! Love it. Nicolex

  • Reply Person June 14, 2011 at 2:54 am

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  • Reply Urska M. June 14, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I'm crazy about pallet sofas so the one showcasing it is my favorite πŸ™‚ Also like the Florence cream wire chair & the colorful curtains from the last photo. Have something like that @ our place & it really brings sun in & refreshes the living room <3 Xoxo

    – Urska @

  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams. June 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

    love all the bright colors and that industrial table in the second photo! just lovely. xo jillian:: ps im hosting a judy kaufmann print giveaway!

  • Reply Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair June 14, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Ooh cant wait for this issue -thanks for the sneak preview! Love all the colours! xx

  • Reply Amy June 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I absolutely love the rug in that room with the bunting. I also love the picnic glasses turned upside down as a makeshift cake or fruit stand. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Helena - A Diary of Lovely June 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    so much color and so many textures, i like, the sofa is divine and the kitchen just right!

  • Reply Justina Blakeney June 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I see some major Jungalow Love in this post!! Very inspiring!!

  • Reply Lana June 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Ooh looks like a goodie! Love the colourful living room with the bunting and that outdoor setting with the pink glassware and fabulous white chairs! Better keep an eye out for this issue πŸ™‚

  • Reply La Dolfina June 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Will,

    You remind me so much of Eddie and his love affair with MSL since he was 12! Love you both!
    My fave is Frond Embrace.
    I recently picked up some great green and gold lacquered palm front plates, so this totally speaks to me.
    Any plans to come to the Bay this summer? You're such a big shot now πŸ™‚
    Would love to have you…

  • Reply mary shouvlin June 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    the green sofa is stunning! love the color and looks comfy, too. would definitely love that in my living room. love all of this color! xo

  • Reply kirstyb June 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    if only i had a house – love it all xox

  • Reply one sydney road June 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    gasp…that green sofa!!! love, love it. looks amazing with all the black & white. can't wait to get my issue now!!

  • Reply Samantha June 14, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I love the zinc topped table above. And I also love the article on displaying art as I'm doing a bit of re-decorating in the living room.

  • Reply Samantha June 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Actually the front cover shows a great trunk/suitcase as a coffee table, I spotted one just like it at a charity shop just last week and now I'm kicking myself for not getting it!!

  • Reply Splendid Willow June 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Love all the colors! And I took a special liking to that green chesterfield sofa (and of course you had already put your little note there).

    All very inspiring lovely Will!

    ox, Mon

  • Reply The S.S. Santiago June 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    love that mag, thanks for the scans!

  • Reply rebecca June 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    that crazy colorful kitchen is a knockout. love these snippets for today.

  • Reply virginia June 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I'm with you on that living room, village fete meets morocco! the picture on the shelf is a bit rude though!

  • Reply My Pink Door June 17, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Yep, the living room is something else, then comes the kitchen. Definately my favourite mag.

  • Reply Laura-Bear June 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    !! oh my!!! Frond embrace <3 <3

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