Expert picks from executive editor Susie Steiner

What would a magazine editor choose for her home? Former Guardian Space editor Susie Steiner shares her favourites.

It’s official: spring is here! And with it comes our new range of furniture and accessories for you to check out here on Home Ideas. To celebrate, we’ve asked Susie Steiner – executive editor of our homes magazine, launching this month – to choose her new-season must-haves.


1. Touch of sparkle

“This shimmery number brings a touch of Gatsby bling.”

Silver sequin cushion, £15, online and instore

2. Tidy tumbler

“A pared-back, fuss-free addition to your bathroom.”

Blue dipped tumbler, £4, online and instore

3. Light the way

“Got a taste for the exotic? With a candle glowing inside, this lantern conjures hot foreign climes.”

Large Moroccan-style lantern, £25, online and instore

4. Shades of grey

“This ripple-effect dinnerware is the ultimate in quiet rustic – very ‘below stairs’ at Downton Abbey.”

Grey ripple-effect 12-piece dinnerware set, £50, online and instore; grey ripple-effect mug, £4, instore

5. Bowled over

“White on white is always very cool, and I love the beaten-through texture.”

White metal bowl, £10, instore

6. Good wood

“This would not look out of place in a Manhattan loft.”

General Store stool, £75, online

7. Laid-back living

“Place by window. Accessorise with lamp. Proceed with daydream.”

Large Botanical sofa, £599, online

Will you be choosing from Susie’s picks – or have you found your favourite already?