ELLE Decoration (UK) - - News - Ex­ec­u­tive Ed­i­tor

It’s some­what of a cliché to talk of the only con­stant be­ing change, but in this world of po­lit­i­cal un­cer­tain­ties, shift­ing so­cial move­ments – not to men­tion dig­i­tal me­dia re­fresh­ing on a sec­ond-by-sec­ond ba­sis – it seems that the con­cept of trans­for­ma­tion sur­rounds us more than ever. For me, the shift be­tween the sea­sons is al­ways a time for em­brac­ing change. I par­tic­u­larly love the in­flux of new colour com­bi­na­tions and must-buy pieces that ar­rive with the on­set of au­tumn.

Then, there’s the fact that the way we live and in­ter­act with our homes changes as the tem­per­a­ture drops. Now is the mo­ment to re­treat in­doors; to re­fresh your space by tack­ling those pre-win­ter dec­o­rat­ing jobs; to bring warmth and tex­ture into your home. It’s now that our minds turn to snug­gling up, of­ten fo­cus­ing on the most in­ti­mate space in the home: the bed­room. In­deed, ideas of where and how we sleep, and the search for a perfect night’s slum­ber have pre­oc­cu­pied us this is­sue, so you’ll find plenty of ad­vice, from tech­nol­ogy to trans­form your bed­time to 17 pages of in­spir­ing trends.

Speak­ing of change, we’re go­ing through our own pe­riod of trans­for­ma­tion here at ELLE Dec­o­ra­tion, and I’m both thrilled and proud to have been given the op­por­tu­nity to head up a mag­a­zine that I have loved for over 20 years – and for which I have been part of the team for al­most ten. I also ac­knowl­edge that an es­sen­tial part of any change (within your home or else­where) is re­al­is­ing what you don’t need to al­ter. So, with that in mind, we will con­tinue to in­spire, de­light and – above all – to bring you the most beau­ti­ful homes in the world. This month, our Mod­ern Ori­en­tal houses (read about the trend on p120) span the globe, from Den­mark to Aus­tralia. I’d love to hear what you think…

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