When I’m in London, I always pick up an issue of Living Etc on my way home – actually, I pick up all kinds of magazines but I’ve been reading Living Etc. ever since I’ve had to wait for the imported version for which I paid an exorbitant price for at the Georgetown Barnes and Noble. Now I just pay an exorbitant price in pounds at the airport magazine rack. Well…exhorbitant to me because of exchange rate. As far as I can tell, Londoners and I have somewhat of a different opinion on what qualifies as exorbitant.
But in any case, I thought I would share one of their recent home features. Lately I was feeling a bit that I had ‘outgrown’ Living Etc – the mix of hi/lo; global/local self decorating wasn’t as new to me anymore, and often I was finding the images a little too busy. I’m not so much sure it was them, it was probably mostly me. But nonetheless I still buy it on my trips and while I might not necessarily choose everything for myself, I always end up inspired by what people are doing with their homes in the UK that pushes the envelope.
This is a Victorian apartment from London and it’s pretty amazing what they do with pattern and color in a very non-traditional way. And that bathtub is something else – I think I could enjoy a cup of tea or two in there for sure.
All photographs by Jack Fitzjones for Living Etc.