I almost can’t believe it’s been nine months since I wrote my last editor’s letter, but here we are! I’m back from maternity leave and enjoying immersing myself in the wonderful world of interiors again – rather than just the interior of my own home.
Although I may have been away from my desk for a while, design considerations have never been far from my mind. You really do learn to value both the form and function of the objects you use every day when you’re trying to use them with a baby tucked under one arm.
I also became much more aware of the clutter we surround ourselves with, and took the opportunity to redefine my interior style to strike a better balance between chic – and practical – minimalism and family-friendly cosiness.
Back at the office, the team and I decided it was time to give homestyle a bit of a rejig too, beginning with a fresh look for our cover, designed by our art director, Juliette. We made a few other tweaks as well, including the addition of a new ‘People’ section. We’ve always championed local creatives, and wanted a dedicated spot in which to showcase their talents. Turn to page 47 to see the inspiring stores and studios we’ve found for you this issue.
So here’s to a new start, a new look and a new season filled with trends to try, tastemakers to follow and tips for expressing your individuality at your place! Take our ideas and make them your own for a home that’s truly you.
Alice Lines, Editor