Edi­tor’s of­fice

Living Etc - - EDITOR’S OFFICE - SUZANNE IMRE, EDI­TOR

Did you know that when white ap­pears to you in a dream, it’s said to rep­re­sent hap­pi­ness? It seems a fit­ting colour to dec­o­rate a home with…

And while the ad­van­tages of liv­ing in a white space are well known (it aids men­tal clar­ity and en­cour­ages fresh be­gin­nings), my favourite ben­e­fit is the colour’s un­ex­pected abil­ity to hide blem­ishes and bleach out ar­chi­tec­tural quirks. So, far from be­ing a night­mare to live in, a neu­tral scheme is one of the eas­i­est to main­tain (a lick of paint cov­ers up scuffs and loose cov­ers can be thrown in the wash­ing ma­chine with­out fear of fad­ing). Con­fus­ingly, how­ever, there are more shades of white avail­able to dec­o­rate with than any other colour in the spec­trum, so get­ting a neu­tral scheme ‘right’ can be chal­leng­ing. Cue The White Is­sue!

As the beau­ti­ful homes and stylish dec­o­rat­ing sto­ries prove in this spe­cial is­sue, white is su­per-ver­sa­tile – from sparkling gallery whites through to rus­tic, mel­low tones, it’s a colour of many moods and the per­fect foil for bright pops or touch-me tex­ture. So I hope you’ll be in­spired to take the plunge and con­sider an all-white scheme. It should mean some very happy dreams!

We’ve teamed up with lead­ing in­te­ri­ors web­site Clip­pings.com to launch The Livingetc Edit – our se­lec­tion of the most gor­geous pieces for your home. From de­signer light­ing to cute egg cups, we’ve hand-picked the best items for stylish modern liv­ing. Go to Livingetcedit.com and start shop­ping!

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