Editor, Grand Designs Magazine
As editor for one of UK's most popular architecture and interiors publications, Charlotte Luxford knows a thing or two about creating inspirational interiors. With this in mind, we asked her to choose a few of her favourite pieces from our contemporary collections of furniture and lighting to help spark your next project.
“I couldn’t rate this product more highly, so much so that I recently purchased it myself. Despite the simple elegance, there’s a great attention to detail as shown by the the tonal timber mix, braided leather handles and soft-close drawers. Plus, it’s tall shape is ideal for compact spaces, which is one of the reasons I chose it for my own home.”
“I’ve always liked Blu Dot’s furniture and I’m not just a sucker for this chair because of its on-trend copper finish. What’s clever about it is that it’s actually a flat-pack piece that simply folds along the marked lines, creating a smart origami-style design. The burnished metal would sit well against a pared-back wooden table.”
“When you’re lacking a guest bedroom like me, or you’ve only got a small box room to play with, a smart design like this is perfect. Often a sofa bed can feel like a compromise, but with its timeless looks and modern edge this Chesterfield-inspired piece would happily sit centre stage in a living room.”
“I’ve coveted this light by Flos ever since I saw it when it first launched. I love the ambient glow (bad lighting is one of my bugbears) and the way it appears to balance on its delicate brass frame – its got a sense of humour about it, which I like. Any designs by Michael Anastassiades are worth watching out for. ”
“Marble is undoubtedly the material of the moment, yet this fine china vase has classic appeal and an interesting back-story to match. It’s handmade using a unique marble glaze in the potteries of Stoke on Trent by sixth-generation ceramicist Carmen Lyngard. I think it’s a steal at £45, and a piece you’ll never fall out of love with.”