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This year, it’s all about a sophisticated cosmopolitan charm, with some eclectic touchpoints when it comes to inspiration. Layers of vibrant colour and rich materials speak of history, travel and craftsmanship.

‘Captain’s Chair’ upholstered in (94-557) fabric and ‘Irish’ stool upholstered in (94-561) fabric, Baker. ‘Artisan Cushion’ (2786-02), Sahco. ‘Honoré’ dining table, Oficina Inglesa Furniture. ‘Blob’ lamp, evergreen, with ‘BGL’ ‘Bongo’ shade, Porta Romana. ‘Mad Floral’ rug, Tim Page Carpets. Fabric in frames from left: ‘Runway’ (4228 0430), Casamance at Colony. ‘Ndebeles’ (FP546001), argile, Pierre Frey. ‘Uluru Tirelle’ (10788.27/T1), Nobilis. Fabric in background: ‘Palazzo’ (10791.70), Nobilis. Fabric on carpet bag ‘Zimbabwe’ (F3356001), Pierre Frey; Handles: ‘Cyclus’ tie backs (P076-04) and (P076-05), Sahco. Trim: ‘Chevallerie’ scalloped tassel fringe (TF-58300), Bordeaux and ‘Chevallerie’ braid, (GB-58296), Bordeaux, Samuel & Sons. Wallcovering on main wall: ‘rich multi (114/13025), rich multi, Cole & Sons. Wallcovering on right wall: ‘Cord Wall’ (50060 518), Zimmer + Rohde. Wallcovering on trunk: ‘Pretoria’, (FP542), indigo, Pierre Frey. Wall panelling: ‘Georgian Panels’, Lincrusta; painted in: ‘Harbour Blue’, Sanderson at Style Library. Paint on left wall: ‘Poison’, Zoffany at Style Library. Paint on door frames: ‘Wild Plum Light’, Sanderson at Style Library. Paint on left frame: ‘Lazuli’, Zoffany at Style Library. Paint on back wall: ‘Koi Carp’, Zoffany at Style Library. Flooring: ‘Chequerboard’, royal mink and limestone, Artisans de Devizes

Background: ‘Solstice’ fabric (10789.70), Nobilis. From left to right: ‘Chiselled’ fabric, merlot, Knoll Textiles at StudioTex. (DK-9504-225) door knob, SA Baxter Architectural Hardware. ‘Steppe’ carpet, peridot and ‘Quantum 14’ carpet, fuchsia, both Wool Classics. ‘Chevallerie’ scalloped tassel fringe’ (TF-58300), Bordeaux, Samuel & Sons. ‘Paint Box’ fabric (FD313.T20) teal/spice, Mulberry Home. ‘Lazuli’ paint, Zoffany and ‘Wild Plum Light’ paint, Sanderson, both at Style Library. ‘Swank’ fabric (K2221/4), jasper, Knoll Luxe at StudioTex. ‘Brick’ fabric (10790.51) magenta, Nobilis. ‘Nouvelles Vagues’ fabric (T18011/005), malachite, Dedar. ‘Canfield Stripe’ fabric (1711-02), aubergine, Blithfield at Lewis & Wood. ‘Winoy Bronze’ finish, Espresso Design. ‘Koi Carp’ and ‘Poison’ paints, Zoffany at Style Library. ‘Vancouver’ leather (VAN429), oceanic and ‘Bilbao’leather (BLB233), Bordeaux, Whistler Leather

Design takes an escapist turn this season. This global outlook is long and languid, saturated in golden-hued warmth and exotic influences that evoke journeys to far-flung locations.

From left to right: ‘Hub’ dining table, Christophe Delcourt at GMR Interiors. Vintage silver-plated table lamp and 19th century chaise with wicker, both Birgit Israel. ‘Peggy G’ sofa, Ceccotti Collezioni, upholstered in ‘Taxus’ fabric (L915409), Larsen at Colefax and Fowler. Cushion: ‘Urban Jungle’ (1478802), Elitis at Abbott & Boyd. ‘X’ occasional table, J. Robert Scott. Coffee table, stylist’s own. ‘Yama’ rug, Tai Ping. Fabric in frames from left: ‘Samburu’ (SBU37), midnight, Peter Fasano at Tissus d’Hélène. ‘Kasai’ (10806/714), Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Yasar’ (10789/185), Zimmer + Rohde. Wallcovering on main wall: ‘Wild’ (DGWIL1021, DGWIL1022 and DGWIL1023), Brian Yates. Wallcovering on background pillar: ‘Hanawa’ (W921-02), Black Edition at Romo. Wall panelling: ‘Tropical Leaf’, Lincrusta; painted in ‘Oxney Olive’, Sanderson at Style Library. Paint on left wall: ‘Carbon’, Sanderson at Style Library. Paint on door frames: ‘Tigers Eye’, Zoffany at Style Library. Paint on frames: ‘Oxney Olive’, Sanderson at Style Library. Flooring: ‘Chequerboard’, royal mink and limestone, Artisans of Devizes

Right to left: ‘Mut Robini’ tile, Via Arkadia (Tiles); ‘Grande Bretagne’ fabric, Pierre Frey; ‘Lumineuse’ fabric, Casamance at Colony; ‘Nest’ carpet, Wool Classics; ‘Tatami’ fabric, Zimmer + Rohde; ‘Mandurah fabric’, StudioTex; ‘Solstice’, Nobilis; ‘Promenade’, Thibaut at Jacaranda Carpets; ‘Livorno’ hide and ‘Biarritz’ hide; both Whistler Leather; ‘Talaia’ fabric, Camengo at Colony; ‘Tigers Eye’ and ‘Carbon’ paint, Zoffany; ‘Oxney Olive’ paint, Sanderson; all Style Library; ‘Sikkim’ carpet, Jacaranda Carpets; pale-gold finial, Nada Designs; ‘Amiens Jasmin’ bullion, Watts of Westminster. Background: ‘Drift’ wallcovering, Arte

This season takes a dive beneath the waves, bringing attention to the colour, life and beauty of the blue planet. With mesmerising sea creatures and spectacular ecosystems that exist underwater, it has never been easier to take the plunge.

Above, left to right: ‘Nova’ table lamp and ‘Asian Turtle Shell’, both Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd. ‘Leda’ armchair in ‘Estelle’, Mood by Flexform. ‘Buckingham’ double wall light, Nada Designs. ‘Ascanio’ table, Flexform. ‘Sophie’ chair and ‘Mathieu’ desk, Poliform. Fabric on chair: ‘Minako’, Harlequin at Style Library. Fabrics in frames: ‘Paradou’, Casamance at Colony. ‘Leon’, Raoul Textiles at Turnell & Gigon. Main wallcovering: ‘D-Ocean Still Life’, Iksel – Decorative Arts. Background left wallcovering: ‘Metamorphic’, Anthology at Style Library. Wallcovering in background on right: ‘Minako’, Harlequin at Style Library. Wallcovering on trunk: ‘Perlite’, Anthology at Style Library. Wallcovering on hatbox: ‘Helium’, Brian Yates. Paint: ‘Crimson’, ‘Koi Carp’, Poison; all Zoffany; ‘Artichoke’, ‘High Sea’, ‘Harbour Blue’, all Sanderson, all at Style Library. Flooring: ‘Chequerboard’ tiles, royal mink and limestone, Artisans of Devizes

Background: ‘Apupa’ wallcovering, Casamance at Colony. From left to right: ‘Tempestine’ fabric, C & C Milano. ‘Tomoko Velvet’ wallcovering, Black Editions at Romo. ‘Heavy Velvet’ carpet, Jacaranda Carpets. ‘Travis’ fabric, Weitzner at Altfi eld. Embroidered tape, Texture at StudioTex. ‘Tozer’ fabric, Etamine at Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Vitruvius’ wallcovering, Anthology at Style Library. ‘Taluk Sisal’ wallcovering, Thibaut at Jacaranda Carpets. ‘Quantum 10’ carpet, Wool Classics. ‘Manta’ and ‘Syracuse’ leathers, Whistler Leather. ‘Victoire’ fabric, Casamance at Colony. ‘Facted’ door knob, Turnstyle Designs. ‘Lucida’ fabric, Altfi eld. Paints: ‘Newby Green’, ‘Artichoke’ and ‘Harbour Blue’ Sanderson and ‘Crimson’, Zoffany, all at Style Library

Looking for the bright side? Sunshine yellow makes a fine combination with tropical teal and green – with maybe a punch of purple? Fortune favours the bold…


Above, from left: ‘Blade’ ottoman, upholstered in (9455) fabric, Thomas Pheasant at Baker. ‘duVal’ yacht chaise and cushion, McKinnon and Harris. Fabrics on chaise: ‘Sintra’ (N9012251002), maritime and ‘Palmetto’, (N9012260001), mineral, No.9 Thompson at Fox Linton. ‘Floral’ rug, Sacco Carpet. ‘Carisbrooke’ lantern with ‘Pacific’ shades, Vaughan. ‘Perrow’ drinks cart, McKinnon and Harris. ‘Mariner’ lamp, Arteriors. Fabric in frames from left: ‘Fever’ (07952001), turquoise, Boussac at Pierre Frey; ‘Palmetto’ (N9012260001), mineral, No.9 Thompson at Jim Thompson; and ‘Avera Print’ (8018120-303), aloe/fern, Brunschwig & Fils. Fabric in background: ‘Atelier’ (120794), emerald/zest/marine, Harlequin at Style Library. Wallcovering on main wall: ‘Khotan’, quing, Zak + Fox at George Spencer Designs. Wallcovering on left wall: ‘Yucca’ (216648), sky/green, Sanderson at Style Library. Wallcovering on right wall: ‘Sur un Arbre Perche’, Nobilis. Wall panelling: ‘Palm Leaf’, Lincrusta; painted in ‘Artichoke’, Sanderson at Style Library. Wallcovering on hat box: ‘Hedera’ (38534), Arte. Paint on main architrave ‘Papavera’, Sanderson at Style Library. Paint on frame above ottoman: ‘Venetian Red’, Zoffany at Style Library. Paint on central background wall: ‘Tropical Palm’, Sanderson at Style Library. Paint on right architrave: ‘Lazuli’, Zoffany at Style Library. Flooring: ‘Chequerboard’, royal mink and limestone, Artisans of Devizes

Background: ‘Cabris’ fabric (M4018-10), pomme, Colefax and Fowler. Clockwise from left: ‘Quantum 10’ carpet (15481), Wool Classics. ‘Le Plume’ tiles (2160360), Via Arkadia (Tiles). ‘Faina’ embroidered tape, emerald and ‘Bathurst’ embroidered trim, teal, both Texture Exquisite at StudioTex. ‘Portofino Midori’ fabric (DE13738), Holland & Sherry. ‘CW Giorgio’ carpet (8964), Louis de Poortere at Wool Classics. ‘Hampton Trellis’ wallcovering (216660), botanical green, Sanderson at Style Library. ‘Papavera’ and ‘Artichoke’ paints, Sanderson at Style Library. ‘Botanical Trellis’ fabric (236789), tropical palm, Sanderson at Style Library. ‘A La Table du Roi’ wallcovering (B7643002), Céleste, Braquenié at Pierre Frey. Paints: ‘Tropical Palm’, Sanderson at Style Library; ‘Venetian Red’, Zoffany at Style Library. ‘Lineum Lime’, (236785), Sanderson at Style Library. ‘Jaguar Velvet’ fabric (72524-9600), Houlès. ‘Fenne’ fabric (236809), botanical green, Sanderson at Style Library. ‘Counters’ carpet (205), Wool Classics. ‘Anneay’ (ANN285), mystic turquoise, Whistler Leather

This year, it’s all about a sophisticated cosmopolitan mix: layers of vibrant colour, rich materials and eclectic points of inspiration speak of history, travel and craftsmanship.

Above, left to right: ‘Big Foot’, Nicholas Haslam Ltd.‘Giove’ round mirror, Porada.‘Gargantuesque Sancy’ tie-back, cardinal noir, Watts of Westminster. Sofa upholstered in ‘Nouvelles’ fabric, vagues, Dedar.‘Aviary’ lantern (CL51-LAN), Bella Figura.‘Leo’ side table, Christophe Delcourt at GMR Interiors. Chair upholstered in ‘Sainval Langau’ printed velvet, green,Watts of Westminster. Fabric in frames from left: ‘Schawrzwald’ (T18048/001), verdure, Dedar.‘Abstract 1928’ (322670), multi, Zoffany at Style Library. Fabric in background from left: ‘JaguarVelvet’ (9740), Houlès.‘Guatemala’ (42720422), Camengo at Colony. Wallcovering on background: ‘Palazzo’ (10791-23), Nobilis. Wallcovering on right wall: ‘Curiosities’, antiquity, Zak + Fox at George Spencer Designs. Wall panelling:‘Georgian Panel’, Lincrusta; painted in ‘Bordeaux’, Zoffany at Style Library. Wallcovering on trunk:‘Bastoni’, (114/14027), racing car green, Cole & Son. Wall Paint on left wall: ‘Teal’, Zoffany at Style Library. Paint on back wall: ‘Tigers Eye’, Zoffany at Style Library. Flooring: ‘Chequerboard’, royal mink and limestone, Artisans of Devizes

Background: ‘Solstice’ fabric (10789.70), Nobilis. From left to right: ‘Chiselled’ fabric, merlot, Knoll Textiles at StudioTex. (DK-9504-225) door knob, SA Baxter Architectural Hardware. ‘Steppe’ carpet, peridot and ‘Quantum 14’ carpet, fuchsia, both Wool Classics. ‘Chevallerie’ scalloped tassel fringe’ (TF-58300), Bordeaux, Samuel & Sons. ‘Paint Box’ fabric (FD313.T20) teal/spice, Mulberry Home. ‘Lazuli’ paint, Zoffany and ‘Wild Plum Light’ paint, Sanderson, both at Style Library. ‘Swank’ fabric (K2221/4), jasper, Knoll Luxe at StudioTex. ‘Brick’ fabric (10790.51) magenta, Nobilis. ‘Nouvelles Vagues’ fabric (T18011/005), malachite, Dedar. ‘Canfield Stripe’ fabric (1711-02), aubergine, Blithfield at Lewis & Wood. ‘Winoy Bronze’ finish, Espresso Design. ‘Koi Carp’ and ‘Poison’ paints, Zoffany at Style Library. ‘Vancouver’ leather (VAN429), oceanic and ‘Bilbao’leather (BLB233), Bordeaux, Whistler Leather

 

 

Mustard meets indigo: look to opposite ends of the colour spectrum to create a scheme that hums with energy.

Above, from left to right: ‘Hanford’ ceramic table lamp (CTL0070) with ‘Ikat’ shade, yellow/blue, Vaughan. ‘Vendôme’ buffet, Hugues Chevalier at Marc De Berny. ‘Quadrat’ lamp and ‘Bongo’ lampshade, Porta Romana.  Ceramic vase, Wunderkamer at Miles x Bookshop. ‘Roma’ nesting table (BA9253), Baker. Ceramic candle holders, Livio de Simone at Miles x Bookshop. ‘Oiseau Lune’ sculptures, bronze/gold, Charles Paris Lighting at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘Crosby’ chaise, Ensemble, upholstered in ‘Rupert’ fabric at Fox Linton. ‘Ecosse’ rug, Topfloor by Esti. Wallcoverings: ‘Iride’ (23153), M.C Escher at Brian Yates. ‘Tweed’. Aux Abris at George Spencer Designs. ‘Bamboo’ (WP2673/005), Colony. ‘Cube’ (23153), M.C Escher at Brian Yates. Fabrics: ‘Kamek’, Wemyss. ‘Norfolk’, Armani Casa Exclusive Textiles by Rubelli at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘Nagano’, Armani Casa Exclusive Textiles by Rubelli at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘Curzon’ (333008), Zoffany at Style Library. ‘Matira Woven’ (8018111), Brunschwig & Fils. Paints: ‘Woodland Yellow’, Sanderson? ‘Lazuli’ and ‘Ink’, Zoffany at Style Library

 

 

Get some fresh air to sooth the spirit. Germinate pretty flowers and lush botanicals in shades of mint and aqua – with a hint of pink to prettify the scene still further.

Above, from left to right: ‘Sugar’ armchair, Julian Chichester. Textured vase, Wunderkamer at Miles x Bookshop. ‘Hughes’ dining table, Arteriors. ‘Phenomena’ floor lamps, flamingo pink/gold and mint green/gold, both Bomma at Poliform. ‘Meso’ occasional table, Black & Key. ‘Jonc’ lamp, Charles Paris Lighting at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘Malmo’ rug, Tim Page Carpets. ‘D.G. Don Giovanni’ sofa, Ceccotti Collezioni. Wallcoverings: ‘Costermans Garden’, Iksel – Decorative Arts. ‘Brera’ (GA59514), Armani Wallcoverings at Brian Yates. ‘Aquarelle’ (W1087/03), Altfield. ‘Arccos’ (111970), Harlequin at Style Library. Fabrics: ‘Chintal’ (J469F-01), Jane Churchill at Colefax and Fowler. ‘Xian’ (BR-79601), Brunschwig & Fils. ‘Maze Reverse’, turquoise, China Seas at Tissus D’Hélène. ‘Bonheur’ (4117 0365), Casamance at Colony. Paint: ‘Musk Pink’, Zoffany at Style Library 

Above, from left to right, top to bottom: (120862/0090) fabric, Scalamandre at Stark Fabric. ‘Two Birds’ wallcovering (23/20), M.C. Escher at Brian Yates. ‘Chasm’, ‘Musk Pink’, ‘Fountain Green’ paints ,all Sanderson at Style Library ‘Brazil’ fabric, The Silk Gallery. ‘Rouche’ trimming (col. 29), Dedar. ‘Serenity’ wallcovering (7379), wisteria, Philip Jeffries. ‘Stella’ (ST38), Edelman Leather. ‘Earl’ trimming (990-1927), The Silk Gallery. ‘Delices’ fabric (4114 0254), Camengo, Casamance at Colony. ‘Corvo Beads’ wallcovering, (W0E3047), Altfield. (8500) door handle, The Nanz Company. ‘Living Wall’ tile, Artisans of Devizes