The new chandelier

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By Sara Duck

Chandeliers have taken an interesting turn in design. We've long seen the trad crystal or glass (or plastic, dare I say) ones hanging in many homes but these days chandeliers are taking a more modern, sculptural direction incorporating materials such as metal, brass, beads and more – like pieces of art for your ceiling. Here are five lighting fixtures that we think would make a refreshing change from the trad trend of late.

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How to decorate with layers

how to decorate with layersBy Yanic Simard/ Photo courtesy of CB2

When the cool weather comes around, the wardrobe advice is always the same: dress in layers! Well, this practical idea isn’t just smart for outdoors – it works for your home, too. When you want to heat up the look and feel of your interior environment, follow my guide to layering for warm winter perfection at home.

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SMEG’s new line of retro-style appliances

SMEGSMEG - best known for their colourful, vintage inspired large appliances like their  iconic refrigerator, has collaborated with renowned Italian designers Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti of Deep Design, to create a beautiful new assortment of small appliances. The small appliance new product line features colorful Toasters, Stand Mixers, Blenders, and Kettles, that offers homeowners an easy way to infuse Italian style into their homes. For more information visit