Author Archives for Laura Ivill

2019 Articles

A festive trip to Harrods reveals Insta-ready windows and a new Homes section
A festive trip to Harrods reveals Insta-ready windows and a new Homes section
For a special Christmas treat, when I was a child we always went to see Santa in his grotto in [...]
December 6, 2019
Fancy a Christmas tipple? Here are London's best-dressed festive bars and hotels
Fancy a Christmas tipple? Here are London's best-dressed festive bars and hotels
Since writing this column my bah humbug feeling about the run-up to Christmas has been transformed. Now that I am [...]
November 29, 2019
Forget chemicals – these organic Luke Irwin rugs are dyed with turmeric, peppers and rhubarb
Forget chemicals – these organic Luke Irwin rugs are dyed with turmeric, peppers and rhubarb
I love rugs – a room simply isn’t dressed without one. I didn’t think I could champion rugs any more [...]
November 22, 2019
Your wood burner might be hygge, but does it break London's pollution rules?
Your wood burner might be hygge, but does it break London's pollution rules?
Wood-burning stoves have become a practical and good-looking home accessory, and it’s easy to see why. In our TV-free sitting [...]
November 15, 2019
Jumper been eaten by moths? Celia Pym will help you turn it into wearable art
Jumper been eaten by moths? Celia Pym will help you turn it into wearable art
Why do moth larvae always eat the good stuff? Many of us will have just rummaged through our winter clothes, [...]
November 8, 2019
GoodWaste: The graduate designers creating unique homewares from scavenged marble
GoodWaste: The graduate designers creating unique homewares from scavenged marble
Sometimes success comes knocking at a young person’s door, and they are so prepared that they already have their coat [...]
September 27, 2019
Let there be light: The top lighting trends from this autumn's design shows
Let there be light: The top lighting trends from this autumn's design shows
Lighting is “one of the most important elements of interior design. It can completely transform the look and feel of [...]
September 20, 2019
Interiors: This on-trend shade could be the next millennial pink
Interiors: This on-trend shade could be the next millennial pink
When Dulux launched its colour of the year 2019 – spiced honey – a sense of weirdness descended. I have [...]
September 13, 2019
First look: The super-luxe apartments within a former army barracks in Chelsea
First look: The super-luxe apartments within a former army barracks in Chelsea
If ever there was a long-awaited London development, then Chelsea Barracks is it. Empty for a decade, and five years [...]
September 6, 2019
The secret of Monkey Island: A hidden retreat in the Berkshire countryside
The secret of Monkey Island: A hidden retreat in the Berkshire countryside
You would be hard pressed to find a foodie who hasn’t heard of Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck at Bray. [...]
July 26, 2019
Pinch brings boutique British interiors to Pimlico's design district
Pinch brings boutique British interiors to Pimlico's design district
Pimlico Road Design District is fast becoming a galaxy of interiors stars. From designers Rose Uniacke, Nicholas Haslem and Sibyl [...]
July 19, 2019
Clerkenwell controversy: The award-winning development that could be torn down
Clerkenwell controversy: The award-winning development that could be torn down
London’s walking tours are a great way to read the streets. Layers of history are all around us – every [...]
July 12, 2019
The Tide is London's answer to the Manhattan High Line
The Tide is London's answer to the Manhattan High Line
Taking place alongside this weekend’s Pride celebrations is Turning Tides, a brand new art, music and film festival on Greenwich [...]
July 5, 2019
Why this new build is already a Grade-I listed building
Why this new build is already a Grade-I listed building
It’s hard to think of a more enviable location in London to call home than Regent’s Crescent. With the 400 [...]
June 28, 2019