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The Interiors Edit: The best new buys for an instant home makeover

17 Apr 2024 | |By Zoe Gunn

Freshen up your bedroom, kitchen, or living space with these sophisticated interior design finds

While interior trends come and go (pineapple lamp, anyone?) purchasing well, and layering slowly, will ensure you don’t go all in on one look – only for it to be outdated just a few weeks later. Because you can’t rehaul your living room in the same way you can your T-shirts, investing in timeless or iconic pieces – that you love regardless of trends – will never be a bad move.

If your general palette is neutral – be it earthy tones or moody minerals – then a splash of colour or an eccentric conversation piece may be just the lift you need. From Dolce and Gabbana and Loewe, to Assouline and Swoon, we’ve selected both top-of-the-range accent pieces to make you fall in love with your home again.

Swaine backgammon board

You probably know Swaine best for its top notch bags and briefcases – but the London-based leather goods brand also does a fine line in elegant backgammon and chess boards that deserve pride of place in any home library. This vibrant amber-hued version is the perfect spring pick-me-up.

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Rebecca Udall Eleanor dinner plate

Fallen for the trend for Bridgerton-inspired Regency interior design? If you’re not quite ready to go full period styling, dip a toe in with Rebecca Udall’s hand painted Eleanor range of plates, bowls, and serving platters. Rendered in an elegant forest green, they’re also perfect for mix and matching with other patterned pieces for a unique tablescape.

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Bollinger La Grande Année 2015

A beautiful home calls for a beautiful bottle to store in your wine rack, populate your cellar with, or, indeed, drink on the sofa. We recommend Bollinger’s latest release, La Grande Année 2015. This vintage is 60 per cent Pinot Noir and 40 per cent Chardonnay, and entirely vinified in small oak barrels. Its yellow-gold colour is evidence of its maturity. On opening, the wine produces initial scents of stone and red fruits, honey and almond, with exotic hints of mango and a woody finish. On the palate, it’s plump, generous and full of texture, with the finish blending notes of chocolate and citrus fruits.

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Jonathan Adler Reform Pebble cocktail table

Taking its design cues from the architecture of Brutalist synagogues and churches, every piece in Jonathan Adler’s Reform collection makes a statement – and the new Pebble cocktail table is no different. Featuring chunky ebonised oak legs and a brass top hand hammered with a pebble motif, it’s an instant living room upgrade.

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Diptyque Les Délicieuses candle set

Sometimes all it takes to make a room feel fresh is a new scent and with Diptyque’s Les Délicieuses candle set you can chop and change your fragrance as often as you please. Comprised of three delectable food-inspired scented candles – Café (coffee), Chantilly (whipped cream) and Biscuit – it also makes a fantastic gift for the person who has everything.

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Carlo Moretti single flower vase

Why should your vases always play second fiddle to the flowers in them? Designed to showcase just one single bloom, Carlo Moretti’s colourful Murano glass vases take centre stage.

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Addison Ross chinoiserie tray

A serving tray so pretty you’ll want to have it on display at all times, Addison Ross’ chinoiserie design comes in a host of beautiful hues – including this cobalt blue – and is finished with 20 coats of high gloss lacquer for a show-stopping shine. Tea time never looked so good.

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Loewe wax candleholders

Appearances are deceiving here. In-keeping with Loewe’s signature touch of surrealism, what appears to be a candlestick is, in fact, created entirely from scented wax – making for a fabulous talking point at dinner parties. Available in 12 scents and colours, new to the collection are these roasted hazelnut and mushroom iterations.

£110 each
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Soho Home Marin shelving unit

Looking for your next big investment piece? Soho Home’s latest collection takes it cues from vintage designs – and this Marin shelving unit is our pick of the bunch. Similar to styles found in Soho House Chicago, it’s crafted from solid American oak and features a myriad of storage options, making it perfect for offices, living rooms, dining rooms and bedroom alike.

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Beoplay Art of A9 speaker

No home is complete without a great sound system but it’s fair to say speakers aren’t exactly the most aesthetically-pleasing bits of kit – which is where Bang & Olufsen comes in. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of its already seriously chic Beoplay A9, Bang & Olufsen has released a series of limited edition canvas covers designed to add a little personality to your speaker. Each cover has been created by a specially-commissioned artist and is available in small batches in areas local to that artist only.

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Jonathan Adler Greenwich sofa

If you’re looking for furniture guaranteed to inspire guests to ask ‘where did you get that?’ look no further than Jonathan Adler. The South Kensington-based interiors brand offers all manner of deeply chic pieces for your home and its latest is this elegant Greenwich sofa. A modern take on the traditional overstuffed English settee, think glamorous brass feet and deep, luxuriously soft velvet cushions on which to curl up in supreme comfort.

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Joro Home percale cotton duvet set

You may be bundling up under mountains of blankets now but, when the sun does finally reappear, you’re going to want Joro Home’s percale bed linens on hand. Made from 100 per cent organic cotton and offered in an array of neutral and pastel hues, these sumptuously soft linens are cool, crisp and make heading to bed a dream. Free from toxic chemicals and harsh ingredients, your skin will thank you for switching too.

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Falcons from Saudi Arabia

One of a trio of exquisite Assouline coffee table books celebrating the nature, history and traditions of Saudi Arabia, Falcons from Saudi Arabia explores the country’s deep and long-held relationship with the regal bird. Featuring stunning wildlife photography by Oliver Pilcher alongside insight from Arabian Gulf-based falconry expert Tracy Gray, as part of Assouline’s Ultimate Collection, the book is hand-bound and printed using traditional techniques and presented in a linen clamshell presentation case.

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H&M stoneware vase

A seasonal interiors update needn’t cost the earth – and if your home is full of unruly children and clumsy pets you’ll know the value of stylish accessories which don’t cost the earth. H&M has firmly cemented itself as one of the high street’s best purveyors of wallet-friendly homewares and its SS24 collection, full of sherbet hues and bold colour pops, is no different. This tactile green vase is perfect for adding interest to a minimalist space.

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Ruark Audio R1 Mk4 radio

Combining the practicality of a portable speaker with the old school appeal of a traditional radio, this elegant refresh of Ruark’s best-selling R1 radio looks as good as it sounds. Equipped with wireless connectivity, USB ports, charging ports and DAB/FM radio, consider this the upgrade your Sunday mornings have been calling for.

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Dolce and Gabbana Casa Planetario Mercurio ottoman

Unashamedly fun, bold, and stylish, this statement ottoman from Dolce and Gabbana would make a marvellous addition to any living space. Made in Italy, a folk-inspired design and ergonomic shape come together to create a truly unique piece. With several coordinating items in the collection, go maximalist with a throng of cushions, candles, and vases to match.

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Richard Brendon x London Print Club mug

Fine crystal and china specialist Richard Brendon has teamed up with Print Club London to produce a series of bone china mugs celebrating the work of some of the capital’s most talented emerging artists. Featuring designs by Margaux Carpentier, Max Machen and Rose Stallard – each of which works primarily in screen printing – these colourful, unusual designs are a surefire conversation starter next time someone pops round for a cup of tea.

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Ruggable x Architectural Digest Maha rug

Every interiors aficionado’s dream is to have a home worthy of the pages of Architectural Digest and, thanks to the magazine’s new collaboration with Ruggable, that dream now comes in machine-washable form. The collection includes designs for all tastes and spaces, including hall runners, door mats, and round rugs, in both flat woven and tufted finishes. This Maha design makes a statement without overpowering. Tres chic. 

From £119
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Fourth Street candlesticks

Chic and elegant, this ‘puddle set’ of nine brass candlesticks from minimalist brand Fourth Street will add a thoughtful touch to your table, sideboard, or mantel. Use them in a group or scatter throughout the room dependent on the space, ambience, or occasion. Brightening up the room indeed.

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Loewe throw

Crafted in a decadently soft double face alpaca and wool blend, this signature beige and white throw boasts an all-over Loewe anagram pattern as well as fun fringed edges and an embossed leather corner patch. The tonal colourway will warm the room or dress an armchair in style. Brazen yet chic, it’s a throw for all tastes, rooms, and seasons.

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Milan Chic coffee table book

Want to show off how cultured and well-read you are? Then slap an Assouline tome on your coffee table. As beautiful on the outside as it is fascinating on the inside, Milan Chic takes readers on an intimate tour of the homes of local designers, artists, and architects. Take the allure of Milan home with you – or as a housewarming gift.

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Diane Kordas Tiger blanket

Jeweller Diane Kordas has turned her hand to homewares with a line of blankets inspired by the creatures that feature on her Animal Kingdom collection. Made from 100 per cent wool in a range of autumnal hues, choose from snake, tiger, bull and lion motifs.

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