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An earth-toned palette of clay, rust-red and burnt orange creates instant warmth. Add contrasting mineral blues and forest greens to balance out the hot hues, with burnished gold and brass to up the sophistication.

Above, from left to right: ‘Magi’ day bed upholstered in ‘Elegance’, col 942, Flexform. ‘Cascade’ cushion, (CAS04), clay, with black trim, Evitavonni. ‘Kando’ side table, Marc De Berny. ‘Crea’ vase, Giorgetti. ‘Bahamas’ pendant light, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd. ‘Dublin’ dining table, Julian Chichester. ‘Heart’ vessel, ‘Tall’ vessel and ‘Small’ vessel burnished porcelain vases, all Black & Key. ‘Bayus’ chest of drawers, Porada. ‘Cole’ table lamp, Birgit Israel. ‘Fire’ vessels (BR-355/RBB/G) and (BR-357/RBB/G), both Alexander Lamont at Miles x Bookshop. ‘Roslynn’ console table, veneered oak stained walnut, Lacaze London.

Wallcoverings from left to right: ‘Ambient’ (AB109), Brian Yates. ‘Virginia’ (RTS804), Brian Yates. On bobbin: ‘Toucan’ (7395 03 37), Casamance at Colony. ‘Evelyn Antique’ (ZTOT312733), Zoffany at Style Library. ‘Shatter’ (EANV111850), Anthology at Style Library. ‘Cane Weave Desert’ (W9353), McGuire at Baker. Fabrics from left to right: On bobbin: ‘Salvador de Batia’ (M199 7 03), Misia for Casamance at Colony. Through needle: ‘Orbit’ border (BT-57868), Samuel & Sons. ‘Beauharnais’ (4025), Casamance at Colony. ‘Zapara’ (132642), Harlequin at Style Library. ‘Watercolour’ (31627/02), James Hare at Marvic Textiles. Paints from left to right: Small cube, ‘Lazuli’, Zoffany at Style Library, cube on top, ‘Muddy Amber’ Zoffany at Style Library, small cube and larger cube under table, ‘Bone Black’ Zoffany at Style Library, large cube under day bed, ‘Muddy Amber’, Zoffany at Style Library. Pencil tips: ‘Muddy Amber’, ‘Como Blue’, ‘Bone Black’ and ‘Lazuli’ all Zoffany at Style Library. Bobbin, needle, paint brush, pencil stems and paint roller, ‘Architects White’, Zoffany at Style Library

Above: from left to right, top to bottom: ‘Arrow’ wallcovering (26525), Arte. ‘Greca’ fabric, Brochier at Altfield. ‘Lozenge’ tassel (WLP1012), Wendy Cushing Passementerie at Jason D’Souza. ‘Cashiers’ wallcovering (AT79112), Anna French at Jacaranda Carpets. ‘Metalink Gold’ beaded trimming, Stroheim at Alton-Brooke. Paint: ‘Muddy Amber’ and ‘Como Blue’ both Zoffany at Style Library. ‘Garea Diamond’ tiles, Artisans of Devises. ‘Satara’ carpet sample, Jacaranda Carpets. ‘Ethnias’ (M201 8 02) and ‘La Plume du Toucan’ (M187 2 01) fabrics, both Misia for Casamance at Colony. ‘Stella Fiori II’ chandelier sample (SAC37), J. Robert Scott

 

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From a punchy bright pink to watercolour-inspired pastels, colour brings out the playful side in an interior. These moodboards offer two takes on the trend.


Left to right, top to bottom: ‘Bound Together’ fabric, 02, Pollack at Altfield. ‘Jaipur’ fabric (19538/962),  Etamine at Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Lindos’ (2233/08) fabric, No.9 Jim Thompson at Jim Thompson. ‘Surin’ fabric (SC077-02), Sheila Coombes at Brian Yates. Paints: ‘Monet’, ‘Prussian’, ‘Aqua’ and ‘Raspberry Sorbet’, Zoffany at Style Library. ‘Peston Silk Striped’ border (BT-57683), Samuel & Sons. ‘Cat Cow’ wallpaper, Rebecca Atwood at George Spencer Designs.  ‘Venustas’ carpet sample, Wool Classics. ‘Ingot Baltic’ border, Stroheim at Alton-Brooke. ‘Teal’ hide sample, Kyle Bunting at Edelman Leather. (No.8308) brass handle, The Nanz Company.

Left to right, top to bottom: ‘Kelim’ fabric (19546/612), Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Blur’ wallcovering (7800), Phillip Jeffries. ‘Annecy’ (ANN286), ‘Annecy’ (ANN269) and Kuri Bay (KBY232) hide samples, Whistler Leather. Carpet tufts: ‘Sodalite’ (ESR-14-5907), ‘Banff’ (ESR-16-5516X) and ‘L.Pink’ (ESR-13-1526(7), Tai Ping. Paints: ‘Kingley Grey’, ‘Window Blue’, both Sanderson at Style Library, ‘Porcelain’, Zoffany at Style Library. ‘Seaton Brick’ tile, ocean mist, Artisans of Devizes. ‘Art.Mead.Sun.’ plate (16-4009-2781), Villeroy & Boch. ‘Pigment’ fabric (2455/04), Pollack at Altfield. ‘Grace’ fabric (19535-991), Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Velvet Lines’ border, lemon, Stroheim at Alton-Brooke. ‘Artichoke’ finial, Edward Harpley at Watts of Westminster.

Flowers and foliage are bold and bright – ready to be mixed and matched for a scheme that explodes in to life.

From left to right: ‘Soft Sandy Silk’ rug (101736A) rug, Stark Carpet. ‘Violante Lodo D’Oria’ vases, Miles x Bookshop. ‘Trivento’ bath and ‘Florin’ taps, Victoria & Albert Baths. ‘Delphine’ rug, Topfloor by Esti. ‘Eaton’ small ottoman (1M061) upholstered in ‘Magnolia’, (134), ‘Dragonfly’ sofa upholstered in ‘Magnolia’, (133) and cushion ‘Magnolia’ (134), a;; Mood at Flexform. ‘Pera’ silk and wool throw ((P-001), Topfloor by Esti. ‘Small Ball’ lamp (GLB77S), rhubarb with a ‘14” Bongo’ gathered shade, Porta Romana. Wallcoverings from left to right: ‘Ethereal’ (EANV111836), Anthology at Style Library. ‘Fleur’ (W5031/06), Weitzner at Altfield.‘Greenhouse’ (143-138 886), Brian Yates. ‘Windswept Moss’ (WPWIN-187), Quercus & Co., George Spencer Designs. Fabrics from left to right: ‘Paradiso’ (10757 843), Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Andrea’ (F 3251 001), Pierre Frey. ‘Atlas’ (10756/874), Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Midsummer’ (SC073-V2), Sheila Coombes at Brian Yates. Paints from left to right: ‘Kingly Grey’, Sanderson at Style Library, small cube in front, ‘Prussian’, smaller cube on top ‘Aqua’, tall cube behind ‘Monet’, all Zoffany at Style Library, larger cube under ottoman ‘French Lilac’, Sanderson at Style Library, smaller cube under ottoman leg, ‘Prussian’, cube behind sofa ‘Monet’, smaller cube behind sofa ‘Aqua’, all Zoffany at Style Library, pencil tips, ‘Porcelain’, ‘Monet’, both Zoffany at Style Library, ‘French Lilac’ Sanderson at Style Library, ‘Prussian’ Zoffany at Style Library, ‘Window Blue’ Sanderson at Style Library, paint brush handles and pencil stems ‘Architects White’, all Zoffany at Style Library

Bring nature indoors with birdlife – feathers, eggs and all – and other native creatures. A soothing palette of duck egg, turquoise and soft grey brings calm, serenity and comfort.

From left to right: ‘Gesso’ vase with handles and ‘Gesso Seated Bird’, both Julian Chichester.Deco Monobloc’ lever basin mixer, silver, Perrin & Rowe. ‘Satin Nickel’ finial (F298), McKinney & Co. ‘Mini Orbit’ pendant light, Porta Romana. Solid/horizontal bands Perspex’ (GP12), ‘Solid Perspex’ (GP6) and ‘Solid Bubble Perspex’ (GP10) curtain poles, all McKinney & Co.  Wallcoverings from left to right: ‘Greenhouse’ (143-138 894), Brian Yates. ‘Tempest’ (WTEM-183), Quercus & Co. at George Spencer Designs. ‘Estrella’, jade, Galbraith & Paul at Tissus D’Hélène. Fabrics from left to right: ‘Dune Hares’ (226436), Sanderson at Style Library. ‘Single Stripe’, Madder Cutch & Co and ‘Elsewhere’ (42180),  Madeaux, both at Tissus D’Hélène. Paints from left to right: ‘Horizon Grey’ and ‘High Sea’, Sanderson at Style Library; ‘Frost’, Zoffany at Style Library; ‘Cosmic Grey’, Sanderson at Style Library; ‘Dufour’, Zoffany at Style Library; pencil tips; ‘High Sea’, Sanderson at Style Library, ‘Dufour’, Zoffany at Style Library and ‘Horizon Grey’, Sanderson at Style Library; scissors, paint brush, pencil stems and paint roller, ‘Architects White’, Zoffany at Style Library.

Left to right, top to bottom: ‘Reunion’ fabric (T9064|02), Weitzner at Altfield. ‘Fairfield’ wallcovering (AT79142) and ‘Davis Dot’ wallcovering (AT79163), both Anna French at Jacaranda Carpets. ‘Vyne Silk’ fabric (31625/06), James Hare at Marvic Textiles. ‘Square Perspex’ curtain ring (R17), McKinney & Co. ‘Sea Cliff Diamond’ carpet sample, (14340), Holland & Sherry. Carpet tufts: (ESR017-10732X(12), ‘Verdigris’ (ESR-15-7480(6) and ‘Peninsula’ (ESR-16-2895(8), all Tai Ping. ‘Hudson Striped’ border (BT-57677), Samuel & Sons. Paints: ‘Dufour’ and ‘Frost’, both Zoffany at Style Library, ‘High Sea’, Sanderson at Style Library. ‘Pine Cone’ fabric, Madder Cutch & Co at Tissus D’Hélène. ‘Lindos’ fabric (2233/04) No. 9 Thompson at Jim Thompson. ‘Vyne Silk’ fabric (31625/08), James Hare at Marvic Textiles

 

Look to opposite ends of the colour wheel for a scheme that’s harmonious yet invigorating. Dark orange, rich brown and layers of blue are cocooning and autumnal, with bold prints, textured leather and hair-on-hide bringing a feel of 70s sophistication.

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(KBVB D15) coffee table, MKV Design at Decca (Bolier). ‘Collage’ wall light, Porta Romana. (SO103) lounge chair, Summit Furniture.  ‘Sculpture Femme’ floor lamp, Charles of Paris at Rubelli/ Donghia. ‘Miti’ chair, Marc De Berny. (T79L) occasional table, Ghyczy at Chaplins. ‘Ching’ vase (PH504), Baker. ‘Icarus’ rug, Tim Page Carpets. Wallcoverings from left to right: ‘Cozy Day Dreamer’ (MR-CZ-5511-C), Maya Romanoff at Altfield. ‘Segments’ (11682), Harlequin at Style Library. ‘Tartan’ (Tar-01), Innovations and ‘Cozy Nestle’ (MR-CZ-2511-D), Maya Romanof, both Altfield. Fabrics from left to right: ‘Cuba’ (2736-14), Sahco. ‘Kali Chevron’ (33495.12), Kravet. Paint: ‘Como Blue’, ‘Koi’ and ‘Paris Grey’, all Zoffany at Style Library

Moodboard:

Top to bottom: Mini blue leather tassel and ‘Sakiori’ embroidered border (BT-57662), both Samuel & Sons. ‘Cupboard’ pull handle, Espresso Design. ‘Onyx’ tie-back (33074 – 9740), Houlès. Paint: ‘Como Blue’ and ‘Koi’, both Zoffany and ‘Bonton’ (157), Sanderson, all at Style Library. ‘Big Woven’ leather (BGW223), Whistler Leather. ‘Royal Velvet’ fabric (30640-700), Thesign at Altfield. ‘Ikko’ fabric (132395), Anthology at Style Library. ‘Cuba’ fabric (2736-14), Sahco. ‘Hibiki’ fabric (132381), Anthology at Style Library. ‘Les Ondes De Jade’ (M164403), Misia at Colony. ‘Shift’ hide, Kyle Bunting at Edelman Leather.

What could be more calming than blue and white? The colours of sea and sky are as refreshing as they are timeless, given a modern kick with strong geometrics, textural depth and a glimmer of metallics.

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‘Kaloon’ club chair, Marc De Berny. ‘Luna’ console, Ceccotti Collezioni. ‘Chrysalis’ tile (12), Ann Sacks at West One Bathrooms. ‘Madrid Star’ tile, Artisan of Devizes. ‘Sea Urchin’, Oly Studio at Gladee Lighting. (KBVB D16) side table by MKV Design, Decca (Bolier). ‘Galatea’ wall sconce, Wired Custom Lighting. ‘Shoreditch’ pendant (CL0269.BZ), Vaughan. ‘Vetralla’ bath (VET-N-SW-NO) and ‘Tubo 15′ tap (TU-14-BN), both Victoria + Albert Baths. Rugs from front to back: ‘Butterfly Blue’ rug, Tufenkian Artisan Carpets and ‘Smoke’ rug by Thomas Griem, Jacaranda Carpet. Wallcoverings from left to right; ‘Esquisses’ (FP478), Pierre Frey, ‘Plisse Shibori’ (5510) and ‘Itajime Shibori’ (5590), both Brian Yates. Fabrics from left and right: ‘Pinnacle’ (5827-06), Brentano at Altfield. ‘Design 107’ (176902) and ‘Design 105’ (176870), both Schumacher at Turnell & Gigon. Paints: ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Bonton’ and ‘Airline Blue’, Sanderson and ‘Perfect White’, Zoffany, all at Style Library

Moodboard:

Silver, small wood and metal handles, DLV New York at Holland & Sherry. ‘Small Crackled Square’’ finish, Black & Key. ‘Quartz Surfaces’ finish (5143), Espresso Design. ‘Manhattan Muse’ fabric (10312-12), Donghia at Rubelli/ Donghia. ‘Tweed II’ carpet, Wool Classics. Hide-on-hide, glacier, Kyle Bunting at Edelman Leather. ‘Ceramic M1 fabric (0755-04), Lelievre Paris. ‘Handira Cloth’ (4229), Philip Jeffries. ‘Verbier’ (VRB267), Whistler Leather. ‘Yangzi Ocean’ fabric (FRH73002), Pierre Frey. ‘Jazz’ fabric (10317-012), Donghia at Rubelli/ Donghia. Paints: ‘Airline Blue’ and Blue Moon’, both Sanderson at Style Library. ‘Drop’, Tapet Café at Tissus d’Hélène. ‘Riviera’ trim (32182, 9660), Houlès. Background: ‘Urban Twist’ (515), Kravet at GP & J Baker.

When times get tough, make the house a haven. Embrace irresistibly tactile textures to add depth and comfort; deep forest greens, teal and turquoise create a tranquil, nature-inspired mood.

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‘Pebble’ side table, copper, Birgit Israel. ‘YBU’ dining table, Christophe Delcourt at GMR Interiors. ‘Diamond’ table lamp (TL703) with 13” Tall Drum shade, Bella Figura. ‘Hutton’ club chair, Ensemble London at Fox Linton, upholstered in ‘Camargue’ (3643/04), Jim Thompson. ‘Elisse’ ceiling light, Nemo at Poliform. Wallcovering: ‘Chimera’ (CHI-02), Innovations at Altfield. Fabric drapes: ‘Karneol’ (84), Création Baumann and ‘Hibiki’ (132369), Anthology at Style Library. Fabric drape on chair: ‘Ikko’ (132388), Anthology at Style Library. Paint: ‘Cecil Green’ and ‘Poison’, both Zoffany at Style Library

Moodboard:

Top to bottom: ‘Soubreny’ pull handle and white round knob, DLV New York at Holland & Sherry. Rectangular cupboard pad, Black & Key. ‘Paire Strobe’ and ‘Rexwood’ tiles, both Ann Sacks at West One Bathrooms. ‘Chimera’ fabric (CHI-02), Innovations at Altfield. ‘Cecil Green’ and ‘Portland Green’ paint, both Zoffany at Style Library. ‘Hide Park’ leather (3015/08), Jerry Pair Leather at Chase Erwin. ‘Balsan Fir’ leather (PLT222) and ‘Verbier’ leather (VRB265), both Whistler Leather. ‘Hibiki’ fabric (132369), Anthology at Style Library. (3657/02) fabric, Jim Thompson. ‘Pao’ fabric (7024 10 13), Casamance at Colony