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

pink bathroom with blue and white tiles
7 bathroom trends to try in 2020

Inspiring ways to revamp your bathroom, from rose-hued texture to terrazzo 2.0

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Anthony Burrill
My Cultural Life: Anthony Burrill

The graphic artist on what he’s listening to, collecting and more

Melbourne-based property by Fieldwork architects with a smart use of space
A narrow footprint was no problem for the owners of this colourful Melbourne terrace house

Smart uses of space and open-plan living have given this former brothel a bright future

Passione Vino wine shop
Restaurants rally against Covid-19 with delivery options and more

Here’s how to support our favourites eateries – and jazz up supper – in the face of plummeting footfall

Mama Shelter Toulouse room
Mama Shelter Toulouse is a lesson in cool conviviality

The fun-loving French hotelier channels the pink city’s soulful, sunny charm in a former cinema

Will Ramsay Affordable Art Fair
My Cultural Life: Will Ramsay

The Affordable Art Fair founder on what he’s listening to, reading and more

sustainable design LAYER X RAEBURN
Layer and Raeburn design furniture fashioned from recycled parachutes

A new project from these design and fashion pioneers is a compelling argument for the power of repurposing

Arctic Bath spa hotel in Sweden
Travel trend: the magnetism of the Arctic Circle

Pristine scenery, striking architecture and the promise of adventure – no wonder travellers are making the trek far north

Silo restaurant Hackney Wick
Silo restaurant serves up sustainable food and interiors

The world’s first zero-waste restaurant proves it’s possible to banish the bin

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Living Pavilion at Aman Kyoto
Aman Kyoto is a uniquely restful retreat

Unconvinced by the forest-bathing movement? This secluded Japanese hotel might well convert you

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…
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

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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

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…
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

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…