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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

 

Look to invest in pieces where creativity and craftsmanship meet. It’s all about the maker’s passion for detail.

From left to right: ‘Frank’ lounge chair, by Vincent Van Duysen at Sutherland Perennials Studio. ‘Le Coupe’ occasional chair, J. Robert Scott. ‘Koi Carp’, Alexander Lamont at Miles x Bookshop. Books, Potterton Books. ‘African Pot’ table lamp, neutral, with ikat cotton shade, Vaughan. ‘Audrey’ sofa, Gallotti&Radice. ‘Plato’ drinks cabinet, Lacaze London. Wallcoverings: ‘Monticito Stripe’ (AT78722), Anna French at Jacaranda Carpets. ‘Small Medallion’ (680-01), Blithfield at Lewis & Wood. ‘Tansman’ (AT78732), Anna French at Jacaranda Carpets. ‘Fish’ (23103), M.C. Escher at Brian Yates. Fabrics: ‘Taro Stripe’ (J972F-03), Jane Churchill at Colefax and Fowler. ‘Kassena’ (21237/585), Hodsoll McKenzie at Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Muir Woods’ (120862/0040), Scalamandre at Stark Fabric. ‘Navy and red’ cushion, Vaughan. ‘Kumazi’ (P0145), Pedroso & Osorio at Colony. Paint: ‘Anapuri Red’ and ‘Indego Blue’, Sanderson at Style Library

From left to right, top to bottom: ‘Kazue Ink’ fabric (NJAP132721), Scion at Style Library. ‘Boucle d’Embrasse’ tie-back (35023), Houls. ‘Indigo Blue’ paint, Sanderson, ‘Olivine’ paint, Zoffany and ‘Amaripuri Red’ paint, Sanderson, all at Style Library. ‘Satara’ carpet, Jacaranda Carpets. ‘Palea Rigalo’ fabric (195792), C&C Milano. ‘Lennox Stripe’ fabric (332985), Zoffany at Style Library. ‘Massai Oeillet’ fabric (71320/009), Creations Metaphores at Abbott & Boyd. (WOE3026), WallsOne at Altfield. ‘Jules’ wallcovering (AT78706), Anna French at Jacaranda Carpets. ‘Gotham’ tile, Ann Sacks at West One Bathrooms. ‘Mini Trellis’ wallcovering (AT78750), Anna French at Jacaranda Carpets. Carpet, Wool Classics

Take cues from the free-spirited approach to colour and pattern that is in the ascent. Fantastical birds and beasts emerge from dark grounds; and citrus shades contrast with teal and forest green.

Above, from left to right: ‘Calle Stella’ side table, Rubelli Casa at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘Triennale 2’ sofa (12105), Rubelli Casa at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘Carmen’ ottoman, Flexform. ‘Saybrook’ pendant, Oomph at Nina Campbell. ‘Duck Feet’ table lamp and ‘Feather’ shade, Porta Romana. ‘Drop’ occasional chair, Flexform. Wallcoverings: ‘Kotori’ (219190), Christian Fischbacher at David Seyfried Ltd. ‘Menagerie of Extinct Animals’ by Moooi, Arte. ‘Little Sphere’ (23176), M.C Escher at Brian Yates. ‘Floresta’ (7426/04), Casamance at Colony. Fabrics: ‘Green Lizard’ (02), Dedar. ‘Curzon’, Zoffany at Style Library. ‘Black Feather Georgette’ (31559), James Hare at Marvic Textiles. ‘Dauphine’ (FO344-04), Watts of Westminster. ‘Botany Bay’, Scalamandre at Stark Fabrics. Paints: ‘Koi Carp’, Zoffany and ‘Newby Green’, Sanderson, both at Style Library

Above, from left to right, top to bottom: ‘Mettisages’ wallcovering (STN72), Nobilis. Marble carpet (29506), Tim Page Carpets. ‘Parcure Precieuse’ fabric (MI89502), Misia at Casamance, Colony. Wooden finial, Nada Designs. ‘Abalone’ wallcovering (WFC5184), WallsOne at Altfield. ‘Beijing Blossom’ fabric, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd. ‘Dypsis’ fabric (41060100), Casamance at Colony. ‘Koi Carp’, ‘Tigers Eye’, and ‘Serpentine’ paints, Zoffany at Style Library. ‘Satara’ carpet, Jacaranda Carpets

Strong architectural shapes give interiors an urban edge, with a greyscale palette that makes it easy to combine a wealth of different textures, materials and prints. It’s authentic, understated and refined.

Above, from left to right: ‘BB’ chair, Rubelli Casa at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘Embrasse’ tie-back (PIN021), marzapane liquirizia, Dedar. ‘1940’s Kuper Horse’ lamp, Birgit Israel. ‘Loubes’ bench, Paolo Moschino at Nicholas Haslam Ltd. ‘Black Linear’ rug, Birgit Israel. ‘Lollipop’ chair, Francesco della Femina at Miles x Bookshop. ‘Ellis’ laser cut trim, onyx, Samuel & Sons. ‘Venere’ vanity desk, Gallotti&Radice. ‘Shine Back 2 Back’ floor lamp, Charles Paris Lighting at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘Mother and Child Series’ painting by Henry Moore, Birgit Israel. Wallcoverings: ‘Acorus’ (FP520/001), Pierre Frey. ‘Topiary’ (115/2006), Cole & Son. ‘Sphere’ (23170), M.C Escher at Brian Yates. Fabrics: ‘Virevolte Tempete’ (71330/003), Création Metaphores at Abbott & Boyd. ‘Manhattan’ (10773 989), Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Ithica’, black, Wemyss. Paints: ‘Burn Black’, Sanderson and ‘Architects White’, Zoffany at Style Library

Above, from left to right, top to bottom: ‘Tansman’ fabric (A578743), Anna French at Jacaranda Carpets. Tie-back, Dedar. Flooring, Siberian Floor. (WOE3052) wallcovering, WallsOne at Altfield. ‘Raven’ leather, Whistler Leather. ‘Triton’ fabric, Lizzo. ‘Viareggio’ fabric (185702), C&C Milano. ‘Wagon Lit’ leather, Edelman Leather. ‘Rhombus’ carpet, Wool Classics. ‘Mousson’ wallcovering (STN 30), Nobilis. ‘Gargoyle’, ‘Architects White’, ‘Burn Black’, and ‘Architects White’ paints, Sanderson at Style Library. (WFC5090), WallsOne at Altfield. ‘Armilla’ tie-back (31636/01), James Hare at Marvic Textiles

Amp up the optimism: decorators are expressing hope and energy via joyful brights. Train your eye on surprising and sophisticated colour combinations, and pair them with exuberant pattern and sculptural silhouettes for a multi-sensory approach.

Above, from left to right: ‘Rouche’ trimming (Pin 019), Dedar. ‘Temple House’ sofa, pink, Miles x Bookshop. ‘Rngeen’ rug, Tim Page Carpets. ‘Trittico’ occasional tables, Porada. ‘Flat Perspex Disc’ finial (GF84), McKinney & Co at McKinney Gainsborough. ‘Perspex Cylinder’ finial (GF85), McKinney & Co at McKinney Gainsborough. ‘Flat square Perspex’ finial (GF86), McKinney & Co at McKinney Gainsborough. ‘Solid Perspex ball’ finial (GF8), McKinney & Co at McKinney Gainsborough. ‘Louis XV’ chair, Oficina Inglesa Furniture, upholstered in ‘Aviary’ fabric (T2027/01) by Weitzner, Pollack at Altfield. ‘Tony’ occasional table, Porada. Lamp, Lumisol at GMR Interiors. Wallcoverings: ‘Karma’ (FP516001), multicolour, Pierre Frey. ‘Amulet’ (W1088/02) by Weitzner, Pollack at Altfield ‘Expressions’ (W1086/02) by Weitzner, Pollack at Altfield. Fabrics: ‘Kohinoor’ (31632/04), James Hare at Marvic Textiles. ‘Spark’ (313), Création Baumann. Paints: ‘Rhodera’, ‘Amanpuri Red’, ‘Botanical Green’ and ‘Eucalyptus’, all Sanderson at Style Library

Above, from left to right, top to bottom: ‘Collage’ fabric (111CAG04), Peter Dunham Textiles at Tissus d’Helene. ‘Bonheur’ fabric (41170365), Casamance at Colony. ‘Udaipur’ carpet, Jacaranda Carpets. ‘Caribbean Sea on Moon Glow’ wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries. ‘Shibori’, wallcovering, Nobilis. Lineate (132844), Harlequin at Style Library. ‘All Grain’ (AG29), rose and ‘Shagreen (SH48), cactus, both Edelman Leather. ‘Matmi’ fabric (132788), Harlequin at Style Library. Perspex finial, McKinney & Co at McKinney Gainsborough. (1010/04) and (T018/03) trimmings, both Jim Thompson. ‘Wild Plum’, ‘Newbury Green’, Rhodera’ paints. all Sanderson at Style Library

 

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