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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

 

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