Rugs – We’ve Got It Covered

Apart from the practical benefits of a rug (the cushioning, comfort and warmth), rugs can also provide visual value to a room’s design. Consider it, if you will, artwork for your floor. But how to choose one that is well balanced in terms of quality, size and pattern is a skill — a skill that luxury interior designer René Dekker can help you with.

Top London interior decorators such as René Dekker Design will know instinctively how a rug will affect a room, and will also know what shape, colour, and depth of pile to select. Many will use a rug as a starting point from which to choose paint shades and accessories for the rest of a room’s scheme.

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M Grill…Beefing it Up/Raising the Steaks

M Grill, a 100-seat restaurant, is part of the same 15,000 square foot M empire, which also includes the eatery M Raw, a wine bar, a secret den for City boys, as well as (should they need them) sleeping pods. Unlike its neighbour M Raw, M Grill offers a predominantly meat menu, but this isn’t just any steak house. “For M Grill we selected six countries in the world that breed the best beef, and then chose a single cut from each,” says Martin Williams, former managing director of Gaucho and eponymous owner of M Restaurant. “The beef ranges include Onglet from France at £18, rump from Argentina at £19, Blackmoor Australian Wagyu Sirloin at £130 and Kobe fillet at £150.”

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