Issue 118: Editor’s welcome

Photo: Izabela Viskupova

Springtime brings a fresh lease of life – and we’re already seeing evidence of this in some invigorating new trends for the home and the garden. But while designers pick up inspiration from all over, there’s always an emphasis on detail at the root of what they do – get this right, and all the rest will follow.

This issue’s in-depth look at bedrooms reveals the truth of this. There’s a conviction in the way pattern and texture are layered in different ways. Striking silhouettes you wouldn’t expect in sleepy sanctuaries mix shapes, shades and modern-day prints. Look out for dynamic contemporary layouts bursting with vitality, as well as the softer swags and tails of more classic options. Kids’ bedrooms are tackled too, minus the stereotypes and the saccharine. And you’ll find plenty of practical and chic solutions such as beds built to last and made-to-measure cabinetry, along with ideas on how to overcome tricky shapes and tight corners to create head-turning flair and functionality.

– Gillian Welsh

Editor’s picks

Art news: the Royal Scottish Academy's New Contemporaries show, p 169

Art news: the Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries show, p 169

Trendwatch: Clown around, p58-59

Kids news: The Nevada Tipi, p161; Garden living: Fresh air chairs, p234

Kids news: The Nevada Tipi, p160-161; Garden living: Fresh air chairs, p234-237

Sampler: Little birdie, p69

Sampler: Little birdie, p69

I love this: Talla Na Mara, Craig Hill, p124

I love this: Talla Na Mara, Craig Hill, p124

Reading list: Nomadic Homes, p111

Reading list: Nomadic Homes, p110-111

In the frame: Richard Parry, p18

In the frame: Richard Parry, p18

Bedroom essentials: Animal instincts, p97

Bedroom essentials: Animal instincts, p97

Moodboard: L'Envol multicolore 04874/03, p216

Moodboard: L’Envol multicolore 04874/03, p216

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