Issue 129 – January & February 2020: Editor’s welcome

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Photo: Izabela Viskupova

Sparkling blue skies and frosty sunshine is my favourite kind of winter weather. You see colour in its freshest form on freezing days like that – so we’ve taken this as our theme for the first issue of 2020. Decor and ideas borrow boldly from nature’s palette and will make you feel warm inside. It’s there in all its glory in our two Edinburgh homes (pages 196 and 236), both ablaze with undiluted hues. Each is a masterclass in how to layer colour with confidence, resulting in rooms that are uplifting and stimulating.

Deep claret and vibrant green, meanwhile, make an impact as the season’s big trends, while accessories come in pops of butter yellow, spicy cinnamon and inky blue.

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Our indispensable annual Design Directory returns, free with this edition. Loaded with insider knowledge to help resolve decorating and renovating challenges, it’s what turns fantasies into realities. Take the lead with it in hand and 2020 will be your year of happy homemaking.

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Editor’s picks

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From left: Behind Closed Doors: At the Sign of the Pelican (photo: John McKenzie Photography), page 47; Art News: David Hockney at Lyon & Turnbull, page 178
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Essentials – Bean Team: Manufactured Culture, page 125
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From left: Eco News: Livingstone Heating, page 249; How Bizarre: Vinterior, page 68
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Kitchens: Moleta Munro, page 73
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From left: Trendwatch – Seeing with claret: Nest, page 55; Art News: Sadhvi Jawa at Royal Scottish Academy, page 177
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Kitchen News: Stip, page 103
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From left: Design News: Photowall, page 170; Interiors – The Art of Living (photo: Neale Smith), page 233