VIVA Magazine – The Royal Household
About Viva Lifestyle Magazine
VIVA Lifestyle Magazine is an exciting addition to the world of lifestyle. VIVA launched in Manchester and Cheshire in May 2010 and has soon become an established and much sought-after brand. The magazine was voted No.7 in the UK’s top 20 best Lifestyle Magazines in October 2018.
Luci owner and director of Luci Living Design has work as columnist for VIVA for a number of years writing articles and covering design trends, interiors and home decor.
VIVA Magazine aims to set the trends others follow. From our online website, social networks and printed publications, VIVA covers the Manchester’s vibrant scene with photos and interviews of all top celebrities, local business, creative and talented people.
They have made it their mission to be the ultimate source for all that Manchester and its suburbs offer, in the way of fashion, beauty, health and fitness, home and leisure, food and drink, events, live music, the arts, film, gadgets, motoring, sport, business and property.
As well as readers picking up the printed publication they can also log on to the online lifestyle website www.vivamanchester.co.uk where the latest and previous magazine is available to read online as well as news updates, competitions, latest features and invites to first class events.
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With Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her ninetieth year, Luci – of Luci Living Design Interiors – says that the ever-popular trend for royal motifs like Union Jacks and Queen-inspired furnishings shows (very much like Her Majesty) no sign of retiring any time soon.
We do love a bit of traditional red, white and blue in our home décor but there really is something for everyone here; with plenty of brilliant Queenie and regal products – in a kaleidoscope of colours – for the funky, contemporary types amongst us.
So drag out your old throne, dust off your tiara, drink tea from your finest china cup and take a look at VIVA’s top home furnishing ideas and Luci’s glorious accessory picks for the best of British and royal-inspired interiors.
For the tea try this fine bone china, Union Jack mug with spoon from www.coolbritania.com
If a throne is on your shopping list then check out this stately, silver chair from www.notonthehighstreet.com
Or maybe a sovereign-esque stool in gold or black frame from www.rakuten.co.uk.
Add this Crowns and Coronets wallpaper from www.grahambrown.com for the full majestic effect.
What better way to tune into royal ceremonies and celebrations in 2016 than this ‘flying the flag,’ vintage style, Union Jack, Roberts radio? Available at www.robertsradio.co.uk
Place on a matching chest of drawers from www.homesdirect365.co.uk
As Queen of your personal province or King of your castle, you can make your mark with this personalised crown cushion by www.janconstantine.com
Put a stamp on it (literally) with beautiful postage stamp rugs, in a range of colours, from www.stamprugs.com
For the modern art lovers out there, check out these Andy Warhol style pop art prints from www.etsy.com or other Queen-inspired art from www.notonthehighstreet.com. Luci loves this cutesy-framed button picture. If you have some robe buttons going spare then maybe make your own.
Cushions are a great and easy way to pimp your palace and there are loads around, from flags to faces and other iconic royal images such as this Queen’s Guard cushion from www.johnlewis.com or, for a modern, acid colour twist on traditional colours, check out Karen Hilton designs at www.swankymaison.com
There are no rules when you are ruler so you can create your own kingdom. Use our tips and you will certainly have yourself a talking point amongst royal subjects.
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