7 key interior trends to update your home in 2020

It doesn’t take much to lift your home interiors from the over-familiar to the warm and elegant, and Next’s Autumn/Winter range of home furnishings caters to comfort as much as to style

With autumn showing its colours, kids back at school and evenings drawing in, our focus naturally turns to the great indoors –  and after the year we’ve had, with lockdowns and working from home, it’s no wonder we’re casting a designer’s eye over our interiors, with a range of elegant cosy new furnishings and fixtures for the new season as we prepare to spend more time where our comfort zone is.

Next is welcoming the new season by launching Modern Country, giving tradition a contemporary twist, while Cocoon emphasises cosiness with statement teal blues and golds and warm neutral tones. With just a few well-placed selections from Modern Country and Cocoon – from colour schemes to accessories to chairs, sofas, beds and lights – you can embark on an effortless AW style-up in the place that matters most.

1: Country living

With a focus on heritage tones and traditional styles, the new season’s classic country look suits a townhouse as much as a farmhouse. Which is why Next’s Modern Country range hits so many buttons. You can imagine Heathcliffe himself taking to the The Sherlock II Armchair (£250) after a long day on the moors, while the Charlbury Large Sofa (£1,299) exudes the kind of traditional, all-enveloping deep-seated ultra-comfort that’s hard to extract yourself from. But have fun trying.

Modern Country: neutral tones meet luxurious textures

2: Retro fusion

In the kitchen, rustic meets clean minimalist elegance with the Adley Dining Table (£650) and Bench (£299) – think high-end rural gastro-pub – while the Dillon range of ceiling lights, the Globe, Droplet and Oval Pendant (£50), mix a retro feel with mood-setting elegance. They’ll light your dinner settings as if they were artworks. For the table, the Logan 12-piece Dinner Set (£40) from the new Cocoon range reflects the season’s trend for stoneware and simplicity, quietly setting off the artistry of your food like a picture frame.

Updated rustic: make a statement with ceiling lights

3: Refined lines

Small adjustments can make a big difference to any room. When it comes to storage, the clean simplicity of the Alma Large Sideboard (£725) or the vertical lines of the Alma Tall Cabinet (£475) are both roomy enough to accommodate all the stuff that otherwise turns into clutter. They’re also a great spot to display a Large Chrome Lantern (£40), perhaps, or a pair of Turned Candlesticks (£16-£22). To bring your favourite decorative objects out into the open, the Murphy Ladder Shelf (£399) is elegance personified.

Sleek lines: keeping things simple

4: Creature comforts

The Cocoon range oozes cosiness in muted shades that bring a refined sense of warmth and intimacy to your relaxation area, especially when it comes to the bedroom. The Linden Bed (£450-£599), a clean, comforting mix of blond wood and deep silver grey headboard, is

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Trump Health Update On Monday : NPR

White House physician Sean Conley (center) arrives to answer questions surrounded by other doctors for an update on President Trump’s health on Monday.

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President Trump’s medical team once again held a briefing outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday for an update on the president’s COVID-19 treatment.

The doctors said that the president is doing well and meets all standard hospital discharge criteria. Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician, confirmed a tweet by the president earlier in the day that he was “feeling really good” and would be leaving Walter Reed. The president headed back to the White House just after 6:30 p.m. ET.

Trump will continue to receive his five-day course of remdesivir, taking the fifth and final dose at the White House Tuesday evening, doctors said.

Conley declined to answer repeated questions about when the president had his last negative test. He also refused to giving information about Trump’s lung scans or whether there were signs of pneumonia, citing patient privacy regulations.

Read the transcript of the news conference below.

SEAN CONLEY, WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIAN: Good afternoon, everyone, thank you for being here. Over the past 24 hours, the president has continued to improve. He’s met or exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria. He’ll receive another dose of Remdesivir here today and then we plan to get him home. It’s been more than 72 hours since his last fever.

Oxygen levels, including ambulatory saturations and his work of breathing are all normal. Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all our evaluations and most importantly his clinical status support the president’s safe return home, where he’ll be surrounded by world class medical care 24/7. I’d like to bring Dr. Duli up to review some more specifics.

SEAN DOOLEY, PULMONARY CRITICAL CARE DOCTOR: Good afternoon, just a brief update this morning, as Dr. Connelly mentioned, the president uh continues to do very well. His vital signs this morning were notable for a temperature of 98.1. His blood pressure was 134 over 78, the respiratory rate of 17 respirations per minute. His heart rate was 68 beats per minute and his last oxyhemoglobin saturation was 97% on room air.

He currently does not endorse any respiratory complaints. And aside from our evaluation with the multidisciplinary team this morning has maintained a full schedule ambulating and working on the White House medical unit. And I’ll turn it over to Dr. Garibaldi and again discuss therapeutics.

BRIAN GARIBALDI, PULMONARY CRITICAL CARE DOCTOR: Hi, good afternoon. And again, I just wanted to echo the sentiment of what an honor it is to to be part of this wonderful team here at Walter Reed.

Yesterday evening, the president

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House Committee Wants Briefing on Secret Service: Trump Update

(Bloomberg) — The House Homeland Security Committee wants a briefing on safeguarding Secret Service personnel from the coronavirus. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and two other officials in her office tested positive for the coronavirus.



Lizzie Grover et al. walking down the street: Kayleigh McEnany walks toward the West Wing of the White House after speaking to reporters.


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Kayleigh McEnany walks toward the West Wing of the White House after speaking to reporters.

Trump has been at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center since Friday, after announcing that he had been infected with Covid-19. Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Monday morning the White House was “optimistic” Trump will be released, but the decision won’t be made until later in the day. Tuesday is the earliest likely release day, according to people familiar with the matter.

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House Wants Briefing on Safeguarding Secret Service Personnel (1:21 p.m.)

House Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson called for a briefing from the Secret Service on the measures it’s taking to keep staff, including those on the president’s protective detail, safe from coronavirus threats.

Thompson made the request after video footage Sunday showed Trump waving at supporters from behind the closed windows of a black SUV, sparking questions over the potential exposure of Secret Service agents sharing his vehicle.

“The height of reckless disregard for others was the president’s ‘joyride’ yesterday where Secret Service agents were required to drive him around in a hermetically sealed vehicle,” Thompson said in a statement. “Exposing Secret Service personnel to the virus does not just put them at risk, it puts their families and the public at risk.”

Two More White House Press Officials Test Positive (12:37 p.m.)

White House press aides Chad Gilmartin and Karoline Leavitt have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to people familiar with the matter. The duo add to a rapidly expanding group of people in Trump’s orbit who have contracted Covid-19.

The group also includes three reporters who cover the White House, the director of Oval Office operations, the chair of the Republican National Committee and Trump’s campaign manager, along with at least three Republican senators.

White House Press Secretary Joins Ranks With Covid-19 (11:26 a.m.)

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a tweet that she tested positive for coronavirus Monday morning. She said she has had no symptoms and had tested negative consistently since Thursday, when she briefed the press.

McEnany also said that she “definitively” had no knowledge of Trump aide Hope Hicks’s infection with the coronavirus prior to holding the Thursday briefing.

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First Lady Melania ‘Feeling Good,’ Resting at Home (10:45 a.m.)

First Lady Melania Trump, who unlike her husband wasn’t taken to the hospital after her diagnosis with Covid-19, tweeted

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Trump’s doctor says in an update that he’s ‘not yet out of the woods’

  • President Donald Trump’s main doctor said in an update on Saturday he’s “cautiously optimistic,” but that the president is “not yet out of the woods.”
  • Earlier that evening, Trump tweeted out a lengthy video updating Americans on his condition and saying he hoped to “be back soon” but that the coming days would present “the real test.”
  • Late Saturday night, the White House also released two photos showing Trump as he “works from Walter Reed.”
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President Donald Trump’s main doctor says in a health update that the medical team treating the president is “cautiously optimistic,” but also notes that the president is “not yet out of the woods.”

The latest assessment came Saturday night from Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley. He reported that Trump had been up and around at his medical suite during the day and had been conducting business.

Conley added that Trump had completed his second dose of the antiviral drug remdesivir “without complication.” 

He said Trump “remains fever-free and off supplemental oxygen.” Earlier that day, Conley had sought to dodge reporters’ questions about whether Trump had received supplemental oxygen — media outlets later reported that he had received it on Friday, before arriving at Walter Reed.

Medical experts say the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19, can become more dangerous as the body responds to the infection over time.

Trump is expected to remain at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for several more days. 

Earlier on Saturday evening, Trump tweeted out a lengthy video updating Americans on his condition and saying he hoped to “be back soon” but that the coming days would present “the real test.”

Trump, who looked paler than usual but appeared to speak and breathe well, said in the video he was “starting to feel good,” though he acknowledged that when he first arrived at the hospital he “wasn’t feeling so well.”

“I feel much better now. We’re working hard to get me all the way back. I have to be back, because we still have to make America great again,” he said.

Late Saturday night, the White House also released two photos showing Trump as he “works from Walter Reed.”

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White House physician to give update on Trump’s condition after COVID diagnosis

White House physician Dr, Sean Conley will give an update on President Trump’s condition on Saturday, a day after Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and was moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Conley will give the update at 11 a.m. outside Walter Reed, where President Trump was moved on Friday “out of an abundance of caution,” according to the White House. It had previously described the president’s symptoms as “mild.”

TRUMP TWEETS FROM HOSPITAL AS DOC CONFIRMS REMDESIVIR TREATMENT 

Prior to moving to Walter Reed, on Friday afternoon, Dr. Sean P. Conley, the president’s physician, released an update on the president’s condition.

“Following PCR-confirmation of the President’s diagnosis, as a precautionary measure he received a single 8-gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail,” a memo released Friday afternoon by Dr. Sean P. Conley, the president’s physician stated. “He completed the infusion without incident.”

“In addition to the polyclonal antibodies, the President has been taking zinc, Vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin,” Conley said.

Later Friday, Conley said Trump was “doing very well” and was taking Remdesivir.

“He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably,” he said.

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Trump, meanwhile, tweeted out similar sentiments.

“Going well, I think!,” the president wrote shortly after 11:30 p.m. ET. “Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Dom Calicchio contributed to this report.

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READ: Update from White House doctor on Trump’s COVID-19 treatment

The White House on Friday afternoon released an update on President TrumpDonald John TrumpPresident Trump, Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19 Trump, first lady to quarantine after top aide tests positive for coronavirus Secret recordings show Melania Trump was frustrated about criticism of Trump 2018 border separation policy: CNN MORE‘s treatment for COVID-19 from his physician Sean Conley.

The doctor revealed that Trump has been treated with one dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail, as well as zinc, vitamin D, the antihistamine famotidine, melatonin and aspirin.

Conley wrote that Trump is in “good spirits” though “fatigued” but did not detail his other symptoms, which have been described by the White House as “mild.”

“He’s being evaluated by a team of experts, and together we’ll be making recommendations to the president and first lady in regards to next best steps,” the doctor wrote.

The memo follows another from earlier in the day that revealed Trump and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpPresident Trump, Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19 Trump, first lady to quarantine after top aide tests positive for coronavirus Secret recordings show Melania Trump was frustrated about criticism of Trump 2018 border separation policy: CNN MORE plan to quarantine within the White House after testing positive for COVID-19.

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A Hyperlocal Array of Talents Make This San Francisco Kitchen Update Shine

A 1921 home in San Francisco’s West Clay Park has been completely transformed for the 2020 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, and the kitchen may be our favorite part. Designed by the S.F.-based Regan Baker, the classic but dated kitchen got a Mediterranean-inspired upgrade with brass fixtures, a moss-gray range, and an array of art, and was completed entirely during quarantine.

<div class="caption">This is Regan’s second year doing the annual Decorator Showcase. “What I like about doing the showcase is that we can feature local artists and artisans, the people that we actually work with all the time on projects,” she says.</div>

This is Regan’s second year doing the annual Decorator Showcase. “What I like about doing the showcase is that we can feature local artists and artisans, the people that we actually work with all the time on projects,” she says.

The homeowners, who are actually Regan’s clients, were excited to participate in the showcase and loved the direction she’d planned. “The way they select the houses is a huge process,” she says. “They have to go through protocols and be okay with people coming in and doing whatever they want.” And though there is some feedback, the designers mainly get free rein to show off their talent.

Construction began in October 2019 and Feldman Architecture completed the entire demo in just three months. In January, designers were notified if they had received a space to decorate and had until May 31 to finish up.

“It was insane,” Regan recalls. “With COVID, we were completely shut down and had to finish it in two months. Because our area was construction-intensive, we were down to the wire.” But even though the process was quick and at times stressful, the kitchen is now one of the stars of the home.

Location: San Francisco

<div class="caption">The backsplash tile was a collaboration with maker <a href="https://www.yondershop.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Linda Fahey" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Linda Fahey</a>. “I like geometric in general, and we took her dog bowl shape and made it a convex shape—playing with dimension—[and added] a rose-gold glaze,” Regan says.</div><cite class="credit">Photo: Suzanna Scott</cite>
The backsplash tile was a collaboration with maker Linda Fahey. “I like geometric in general, and we took her dog bowl shape and made it a convex shape—playing with dimension—[and added] a rose-gold glaze,” Regan says.

Photo: Suzanna Scott

The before: “There was an original butler’s kitchen and the main kitchen was next to it,” Regan says. “The cabinetry was outdated and hadn’t been touched in maybe 20 years, and was in need of repair.” To modernize it and provide views to the central family zone, she kept the existing window spaces, went with a skinny island to fit the narrow space, and mimicked the entryway curvature in the architectural details.

The inspiration: BlueStar was a sponsor for the showcase and Baker chose their amazing soft moss-gray range. “I’d never seen an appliance with a matte finish and we wanted the palette to have a modern Mediterranean feel,” she says. She planned to do a colorful kitchen but gravitated toward classic, timeless elements. The flooring uses a sculptural walnut shelving system between the kitchen and breakfast nook.

Square footage: 544 square feet

Budget: No real budget

<div class="caption">The walnut cabinet fits between two windows of varying heights. Not only does it trick the eye to make the area appear symmetrical, but because the kitchen has no upper cabinetry, it was important to have a functional piece.</div>

The walnut cabinet fits between two windows of varying heights. Not only does it trick the eye to make the area appear symmetrical, but because the kitchen has no upper cabinetry, it was important to have a functional piece.

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A Hyperlocal Array of Talents Make This San Francisco Kitchen Update

The before: “There was an original butler’s kitchen and the main kitchen was next to it,” Regan says. “The cabinetry was outdated and hadn’t been touched in maybe 20 years, and was in need of repair.” To modernize it and provide views to the central family zone, she kept the existing window spaces, went with a skinny island to fit the narrow space, and mimicked the entryway curvature in the architectural details.

The inspiration: BlueStar was a sponsor for the showcase and Baker chose their amazing soft moss-gray range. “I’d never seen an appliance with a matte finish and we wanted the palette to have a modern Mediterranean feel,” she says. She planned to do a colorful kitchen but gravitated toward classic, timeless elements. The flooring uses a sculptural walnut shelving system between the kitchen and breakfast nook.

Square footage: 544 square feet

Budget: No real budget

The walnut cabinet fits between two windows of varying heights. Not only does it trick the eye to make the area appear symmetrical, but because the kitchen has no upper cabinetry, it was important to have a functional piece.

Main Ingredients

Faucet: Waterworks Dash Three Hole Gooseneck Kitchen Faucet in Burnished Brass

Hood: ShopFloor Design Brass Clad Hood

Range: BlueStar 48″ Nova Series range in Moss Gray

Countertops: Da Vinci Marble

Drop Zone Bench: Curved Bench by Kristina Dam

Breakfast Table: Sawkille Co. custom table

Sofa: Dmitriy & Co. Dahlem Sofa

Chairs: Crump & Kwash Lloyd Chair

Regan was sourcing art for the project when the Black Lives Matter movement began and decided to use this opportunity to support artists of color, such as Tawny Chatmon, Lauren Pearce, Christa David, and Marie Alexander. The piece shown above is Shura by Lauren Pearce.

Most Insane Splurge: There are multiple splurges in this kitchen makeover, one of which is the Dmitriy & Co. sofa. “We wanted a bouclé, and this form and shape felt so inviting,” Regan comments. “It carries the curvature and concept of Mediterranean but in a modern way.” Another costly detail was carrying the paneling throughout the room.

Sneakiest Save: You wouldn’t know it, but the pantry system utilizes bins from CB2.

The Best Part: In a kitchen this beautiful, it’s tough to choose, but Regan loves the stove area with the motorized spice rack, textured handmade Linda Fahey tile, and moss-gray range. “The screen is insane as well,” she adds.

Something You’d Never Do Again: “I would’ve replaced the existing window carriers with new brass ones for that extra detail,” she says.

Final Bill: Kitchen: $200,000, which includes construction costs. Pantry: $30,000 without accessories.

The breakfast nook is where the old butler’s pantry once stood. Today, it has an artisanal feel with Porter Teleo silk drapery, a Linden Vertical pendant from The Future Perfect, and a custom Paige Glass fluted room divider.

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Jaguar F-Pace update brings 398bhp hybrid and all-new interior

Jaguar has updated its F-Pace, adding hybrid drivetrains, new looks and new technology to its popular large SUV.

Among the major changes for the 2021 model year is the addition of mild hybrid technology to all diesel variants along with the introduction of a high-performance plug-in hybrid petrol.

Two four-cylinder diesels with mild hybrid systems mark the entry point of the range with 161bhp or 201bhp. Above them is a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel with 297bhp. The 161bhp diesel will return up to 45.4mpg, with CO2 emissions from 163g/km.

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An entry-level 2.0-litre four-cylinder kicks off the petrol range with 248bhp, while a mild hybrid 3.0-litre offers 395bhp.

All the mild hybrids use a 48V integrated starter generator to provide a torque boost and harvest energy from braking.

At the top of the range sits an all-new plug-in hybrid petrol. The P400e uses a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a 105kW electric motor and 17.1kWh battery to produce 398bhp and offer an all-electric driving range of up to 33 miles. The same drivetrain will also appear in the new Land Rover Defender.

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Official figures put the F-Pace PHEV’s economy at 130mpg, with emissions as low as 49g/km while it will hit 60mph in just five seconds.

All versions of the F-Pace come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

As is standard with midlife facelifts the external updates are subtle but serve to keep the F-Pace looking fresh. At the front of the car a new bonnet with a power bulge, slimline quad headlights and an enlarged grille emphasis Jaguar’s design direction, while a reshaped bumper aims to give the F-Pace a more “assured dynamic presence”.

All models now come with LED headlights, and auto-dimming or Pixel adaptive LED systems are available on higher-spec versions. At the rear, new slimline lights feature the double chicane graphic first seen on the I-Pace and the tailgate features a more sculpted line, leading to a reshaped bumper for added visual drama.

Larger changes have taken place inside, with the F-Pace getting an all-new interior that aims to focus more on the driver. At the centre of the redesigned cabin is an 11.4-inch curved touchscreen housing the new Pivo Pro infotainment system, from which a reshaped centre console and dashboard extend. The pistol-grip gear selector has been replaced with a squarer metal and leather drive selector with “cricket ball” stitching, while the doors, storage areas and switchgear have been reconfigured to improve ease of use.

New seats feature wider cushioning, new massage functions and larger heated and cooled areas and there is an enhanced air purification system for those worried about pollution getting into the cabin.

The F-Pace also introduces segment-first active noise cancellation and features a new “Guardian” anti-theft mode. This allows owners to set active and inactive times for the car and uses an app to alert them if the car is

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8 Best and Affordable Ways to Update Your Kitchen Without Remodeling

Are you planning a remodeling of your house, including the kitchen? If yes, then you are in the right place. As you read through this you will learn of ways that don’t cut a hole in your pocket but give your kitchen a new look. Yes, amazingly, the ways that we will be talking about are affordable but will enhance and update the décor of your kitchen ensuring a new look.

There are many ways to make affordable enhancements to your kitchen décor. We are discussing eight of these to update your kitchen.

1. Updating the kitchen cabinets

If you want, and have the ability, you can replace the kitchen cabinets that you have but why not go with a more affordable alternative and update them to have a new look? Simple changes made to the knobs and the hinges will offer a new look to the kitchen. If you have wooden cabinets you yourself can do the sanding and paint it with a new coat of paint to make your kitchen look great.

2. Purchase cost-effective countertops

If you are not changing the cabinets that you have in your kitchen then you don’t need upscale countertops. You can easily find countertops which are affordable and replacing the old one/s with these will give your kitchen a new look.

When you are purchasing countertops keep your mind open regarding materials for the countertop and you will see that there are various affordable options to choose from. By matching the color of the countertop with that of your kitchen cabinet you will be amazed by the new look of your kitchen.

3. Have roll-out shelves

If you feel that having a new cabinet is costly, and the shape of the cabinet that you have at present is not affordable to renovate, then you can easily change to roll-out shelves in place of the old cabinets. They are cost-effective and will also help you to save space and money while giving an entirely new look to your kitchen.

Not only that, such roll-out shelves are also best suited for anyone having issues with mobility. It will make cooking in the kitchen more a matter of pleasure than of responsibility.

4. Play with the light

Lights, and their switches, can play a big role in giving your kitchen a new look without spending a lot of money. As a general rule, you must have warm light in your kitchen. You can easily shop for new light fixtures and switches at budget stores and for an affordable cost you can change the entire look of your kitchen.

You may have seen a decorative light fixture or a unique type of switch in design magazines. If you search you will be able to find a prototype of these for a reasonable price at a store nearby. So, purchase those and you will see how efficiently such fixtures change the entire look of your kitchen.

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