Cat Olley

Cat Olley, Senior Features Writer at ELLE Decoration, covers the latest design-led travel and culture news – from galleries to getaways – as well as architecture and interiors trends. Her interests include tracking down design shops, sustainable living and every shade of green

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Linnaean spa
Rising spas: the evolution of wellness architecture
Increasingly innovative treatments are only part of the pampering picture – the spaces in which we experience wellness are changing, to…
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Paradise restaurant Soho interior
Former supper club Paradise brings tropical brutalism to Soho

The restaurant's industrial interiors by British designer Dan Preston are a tribute to tropical brutalism

Set designer Bunny Christie
My Cultural Life: Bunny Christie

The pioneering set designer on what she’s listening to, reading and more

Le Coucou hotel bedroom Pierre Yovanovitch
Hotel Le Coucou is a spirited twist on the traditional ski lodge

The reinvention of the chalet continues apace with this playful hideout designed by Pierre Yovanovitch

Arcade Food Theatre London
The rise of the experiential food hall
With the heady grandeur of historic architecture coupled with alfresco settings and plentiful choice, this new restaurant breed may jus…
Radar house living room Dungeness
From seaside to ski: four stylish winter escapes

Whether you celebrate or shun the colder months, a stay in one of these boltholes is the best way to spend them

Locket's cafe and wine bar St James
Retro Italian flair abounds at café and wine bar Locket’s

Modish interiors by Fran Hickman lend this smart central London spot 1970s swagger

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7 January sales you won't want to miss

Our pick of designer furniture at discounted prices

Snowy skyline Vienna Austria in winter
Getaway: Vienna city guide
The promise of snow isn’t the only reason to visit the Austrian capital in the coming months – this baroque beauty is welcoming a new g…
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The Audo is Copenhagen’s most serene and stylish bolthole

Check into the 10-room residence from interior brand Menu for a lesson in Danish Hygge and Scandinavian design

Choreographer Matthew Bourne
My Cultural Life: Matthew Bourne

The lauded choreographer on what he’s listening to, reading and more

Tel Aviv Israel Jaffa Port
Getaway: Tel Aviv city guide

Think non-stop nightlife, striking Bauhaus architecture and breezy beachside living

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Museum of the Home Hoxton 2020
London’s Geffrye to reopen next summer as Museum of the Home

The Hoxton institution will reveal the results of its £18m revamp, which sees exhibition space doubled

Claridge's Louboutin Christmas tree
Christmas in the capital: where to see London’s best festive pop-ups

London’s hotels and restaurants welcome the party season with sparkling firs, bows and baubles galore

Vardo restaurant Chelsea
New Chelsea restaurant Vardo is a luxurious take on the all-day dining format

There’s plenty of architectural appeal at this surprisingly restful spot from the Caravan team

Before Breakfast notepads
The joy of stylish stationery, by the seven British brands doing it best

Why it's time to reacquaint yourself with the enduring pleasure of beautiful stationery

Olea All Suite Hotel Zakynthos terrace
The Olea All Suite Hotel is Zakynthos’ luxest offering

Utilising minimalist architecture and natural materials, it redefines the modern Grecian retreat

Street in Oslo Norway
Getaway: Oslo city guide

Those in the know are heading to Norway’s first city, as the eco-minded Scandi destination is named 2019’s European Green Capital

Customisable lighting by Artemide
Customisable designs are the big innovation in lighting

Discover the pieces that give you the power to transform their look

Labin Istria
Getaway: Istria
With truffle season in full swing, Croatia’s green peninsula is the place to go for autumn’s gastronomic delights, Italian-influenced a…
François-Xavier Lalanne 'Lapin à vent'
Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne’s art collection to be auctioned this autumn
280 pieces created and collected by the French artist pair – known as Les Lalanne – will be on offer in a landmark two-day sale at Soth…
Set designer Shona Heath
My Cultural Life: Shona Heath

The set designer and long-time Tim Walker collaborator on her top cultural picks

Roksanda Ilinčić
My Cultural Life: Roksanda Ilinčić

The London-based fashion designer tells us what she’s listening to, watching, collecting and more

King’s Cross’s LED Light Tunnel
What to see at Design Junction
The return of this ambitious shoppable showcase ensures the festival’s newly formed King’s Cross Design District is off to a flying sta…
Focus/19
What to see at Focus/19

This ode to interiors at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is your chance to quiz the makers on everything from flooring to fabrics

Kaleidoscopia by Lee Broom for London Design Festival
What to see at Shoreditch Design Triangle

This compact design community flies the flag for east London, with a wealth of exhibitions, installations and workshops

Please Be Seated installation by Paul Cocksedge
Here’s what ELLE Decoration is up to at London Design Festival

Talks with the team, discounted tickets and LDF’s first ever event exploring bathroom design

Menorca Experimental hotel room
New island retreat Menorca Experimental is a mellow, modernist gem

Inspired by the spirit of an artist’s summer retreat, this Menorcan design hotel captures the best of the Balearics

The facade of The Standard Hotel in London’s Kings Cross
The Standard Hotel opens in London’s Kings Cross

For fans of Brutalist architecture and playful interiors, there’s no better place to stay in London