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Talib Choudhry’s pick of ways to re­fresh your home for the new year

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Fresh looks for the new year

Ma­te­rial gains Look closely and you will spot tex­tile de­signer Eleanor Pritchard’s cush­ions and throws in many of the stylish homes fea­tured in these pages. Her sk­il­ful meld­ing of colour and pat­tern en­sures that they add in­ter­est to a room with­out shout­ing for at­ten­tion. Pritchard has also launched a range of rev­ersible woollen up­hol­stery fab­rics in graphic pat­terns. £120 per me­tre, eleanor­pritchard.com.

Grand de­signer There seems to be no stop­ping the Bri­tish de­signer Tom Dixon. His Lon­don stu­dio has been pro­lific in re­cent months, its out­put en­com­pass­ing ev­ery­thing from ho­tel in­te­ri­ors to ce­ment foor tiles for Bisazza (£175.20 per square me­tre, bisazza. com) and this watch in on-trend rose gold (£200, from amara.com); tomdixon.net.

Soft spot Chances are that you will feel more in­clined to have a cosy lie-in than spring out of bed and hit the gym on these bleak Jan­uary morn­ings. Leave the res­o­lu­tions un­til spring, I say, and make loung­ing in bed that lit­tle bit more lux­u­ri­ous with a beau­ti­ful vel­vet bed­spread by the Swedish brand Linum. The tread­mill can wait. £320, linumde­sign.com.

Har­bour thoughts If you need to get your life in or­der in the com­ing weeks – per­haps that tax-re­turn dead­line is loom­ing omi­nously – treat your­self to some new sta­tionery as an in­cen­tive to get on with it. The foil-blocked Re­flex pock­et­book by Tom Pi­geon is A6, mak­ing it per­fect for your pocket, bag or desk. The design is in­spired by the re­flec­tions in the har­bour in the Scot­tish vil­lage of Cel­lardyke, where com­pany founders Pete and Kirsty Thomas live, and the note­books are made and handfin­ished in a fam­ily-run work­shop in the UK. £5 each, tom­pi­geon.com.

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