Under the covers

As the nights draw in and the clocks turn back, our attention is drawn to intimate evenings indoors. So we are dedicating this issue to one of our favourite spots to cosy up at home: bed.

The proliferation of bed ware brands may have dominated the last year, but it’s one trend I won’t be tiring of. In a once barren landscape, the options for styling your own bedroom oasis are now abundant – and autumn is the perfect excuse to layer up.

Check out the Bedroom Special on page 35 for our edit of luxe linen, his-and-hers beautiful bedside essentials, and notes on the science of snoozing. All in all, we hope it aids you in the quest for a better night’s sleep – or at the very least gives you  the inspiration to re-style your sleep sanctuary for the cooler season ahead.

Beyond the bedroom, this issue we visit five creative families, who have built home environments to suit their needs. From a pair of architects in Auckland, to a New Zealand jeweller and her internet entrepreneur husband in London, an interior store owner, a stylist, and a fashion designer and illustrator… basically, we’ve rounded up a pool of inventive individuals, with each sharing how they’ve personalised their home to reflect their lifestyle.

What I love about these abodes is that they’re not strictly archetypes of style. Rather, they are private retreats, designed to shelter those who live there and provide a base for the activities they enjoy. Turn to our Home Section on page 53 to check them out for yourself – preferably while cosied up in bed.

Alice Lines

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