Cold comfort

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 October, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 October, 2010, 12:00am

You may be enjoying the current cooler weather but winter is just around the corner. So here are a few ideas to help you stay warm and cosy and, of course, stylish.

Safretti's decorative v Carre fireplace (below) resembles avant-garde art. It is a bold design statement that could become the talking point of any room or patio (yes, you can place it outside). The fireplace's eco-friendly, sustainable design requires no chimney or flue and does not release soot or harmful substances. There are six models in either white or black. Prices start at HK$42,800. They are available at Kitchens + Interiors (1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2810 0979).

To complement the fireplace, Vincent Sheppard's classic Lloyd Loom furniture can also be used either indoors or outdoors. The Deauville collection is perfect for sitting pretty by the pool or can help turn a balcony or rooftop into a stylish alfresco room. The furniture is made to last by being treated with protective latex and a moisture-resistant lacquer. It's available in a range of colours and prices at Kitchens + Interiors.

All you need now is a gorgeous rug, Stepevi's multitextured designs are striking and made from the finest of materials. The Istanbul, Turkey-based family-owned company offers bespoke designs and two new ranges, called Touch & Texture and Deep, which take inspiration from modern art. The rugs are available at Kitchens + Interiors.

If you get too cosy, you might want to drift off to sleep in front of the fireplace - and that's when you'll wish you were snuggled under a luxurious Sleep Naked natural goose-down duvet. They have a 10.5 tog rating, which is what most good hotels use year round in temperature-controlled rooms. The duvets are available in single, double, king and super-king sizes, and cost from US$150 to US$310. Delivery is free and takes three to five days. To order, visit