Autumn 2018

Cover story: The walls, painted in a Fine Paints of Europe custom blue gloss enamel, gives this otherwise traditional library a daring appeal. A Baker leather sofa paired with an Orly marble table and an inherited chandelier, create a timeless look and add furniture traditional-style glamour to the library. Read more about Michele Plachter's project on page 214.

Inside the Autumn 2018 issue, we have the latest from the world of interior design. We've got inspirational photographs on how to display collections of objects. Gail Doby says 'Like an illustrator, designers bring the client's story to life in inventive ways'. We've got a show guide to the new trade-only show, London Interior Show - 16th-17th September in Chelsea Harbour Hotel. Paola Tanini says 'Even when referencing the past, contemporary ideas need to be mixed in,' in her design trend. We've got the yearly Decorex show guide - 26 pages packed full of all the top exhibitors to see. KNOF Design created an elegant and layered interior scheme which merges classic French interiors with the geometry of Art Deco for a six bedroomed property in New Jersey for a couple who happened to be friends of the designer. In a small conurbation numbering just 7,000 inhabitants on the outskirts of Toronto lies the home of a pair of empty nesters, who called upon local firm U31 Design for their interior design needs for a mansion project. Set in an extensive estate in Berkshire, featuring stables, mature gardens and woodland surrounding a private lake, this manor house has recently undergone a major overhaul and extension. Bernard Interiors was asked to create a light and comfortable family home in Marbella with a contemporary European feel. A West London property belonging to Norwegian and Canadian clients was in need of an overhaul and Indigo Design Associates was brought in to add a full basement, home office, games room, guest bathroom and more storage space. A realisation that living in hotels while working in Paris was not it was all cracked up to be, drove Mario and Anne Grauso to take the plunge and buy a base. A prestigious South African lawman an ex-model wife with two children had a goal: build a villa on Bantry Bay, Cape Town. Inside this cottage in Cape Town, you will find a world of contrast, imagination and luxury brought to life. A desire to avoid the staid formality often associated with the creation of sophisticated spaces drove designer Michele Plachter on a project. This city apartment is bright, cosy, slightly vintage as well as modern - just like Kiev itself. This Grade II Listed property in Yorkshire is filled with character. Benefiting from gorgeous views and natural light, Rebecca Hughes was asked to give the home a facelift. Eastern culture was subtly combined with the laidback essence of the French Riviera. Jasmin Reese Interiors' brief was to give this period home a more modern makeover. Fiona Leonard used a serene and coastal palette to reflect the clients' love of the sea. The large loft apartments offer unparalleled views of London and generous terraces in Canary Wharf, London. The family wanted a place to spend Summers working and to spend time with eachother in Idaho. Sarah Ward's 1830s Farmhouse was redesigned to become her comfortable retreat. Bracebridge Hall, Earlville, is surrounded by luscious landscape and Balongue Design was asked to apply a vibrant palette that complemented the architecture and views.