For a contemporary take on classical elegance, team tactile, neutral-toned surfaces with soft, sensual shapes

Plaster-effect wallpaper painted in a pale shade of pink makes a fitting backdrop for furniture and art.

WALLS Papered in Plaster wallpaper, £8 per roll, Graham & Brown; painted in Plaster III pure flat emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5l, Paint & Paper Library. FURNITURE Kaishu console table, £1,235, Oka. Drapé pouffe, £2,460, Bartoli Design at Chaplins. DETAILS The Surprise by Claude-Marie Dubufe printed canvas, £320, Surface View. Urn ornament, £269, Andrew Martin. Skipping rope, £350, William & Son. Watering can, £47, Twentytwentyone. Sinnerlig plant pot, from £4, Ikea.


Cast a diffused, heavenly light on angelic objects through sequin-embellished curtains.

WALLS Painted in Shaded White estate emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball. WINDOW Curtains made in Gypsy T9030/01 linen-mix in Wicker, £348 per m, Weitzner at Altfield. FURNITURE Tribeca chair, £495, Oliver Bonas. Bailey side table, £275, Graham and Green. FLOOR Patchwork rug, £595, Andrew Martin. DETAILS Reclaimed church candleholder, £2,700 for a pair, Pure White Lines. Circle mirror, £99, Conran at M&S. Curtain-rod finial, from £70, Siddington Smithy.


Add new perspectives with a vast trompe l’oeil motif – a picture frame has never looked quite so epic.

WALLS Feature wall papered in Jolie Dame wall covering, £341.70 per roll, Casamance. Other wall painted in Shaded White estate emulsion, as before. WINDOW Curtains, as before. FURNITURE Rondo sofa, £8,300, Lucy Kurrein for Molinari Living at The Conran Shop. Luberon chair, £1,483, Julian Chichester; for details of the upholstery, see page 90. Sequoia cocktail table, £1,860; and Sequoia end table, £1,340, Erwan Péron for Roche Bobois at Harrods. FLOOR Stroc rug, £879, BoConcept. DETAILS Linen cushion in Powder, £45, The Conran Shop. Tea mug, £25; and Moor candle, £45, Feldspar. Hexagon pot, £32, Ferm Living at Naken Interiors. Curtain-rod finial, as before.


Give textured neutral fabrics an added twist with generously proportioned pleats.

WALL Painted in Shaded White estate emulsion, as before. Woodwork painted in Black Blue estate emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball. FURNITURE Chair cover made in Ruskin 7757/01 linen-mix in Oyster, £55 per m, Romo. Banquette seating and Balmoral table, for details, see opposite. DETAILS Abesalom jug, £48, Oka. Basket, £12, very.co.uk.


Reverse the natural order by setting off-white bouclé upholstery against a sheer black wall.

WALL Woodwork painted in Black Blue estate emulsion, as before. FURNITURE Banquette seating covered in Lia 17258-002 cotton-mix in Ivory, £183 per m, Dominique Kieffer at Rubelli. Balmoral dining table, from £1,570, Neptune. CH47 dining chair, from £728, Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn at Skandium. Chair cover, as before. DETAILS Floral bouquet, from £300, Rebel Rebel. For a similar vase, try RE, from £26. Olio teapot, £55, Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton at Twentytwentyone. Coffee beaker, £16.50, Feldspar.


Inject a dash of contemporary style into a trad-shaped chair with subtle geometric textiles.

WALL Papered in Jolie Dame wall covering, as before. WINDOW Curtains, as before. FURNITURE Luberon chair, as before, upholstered in Lunette 132228 linen-mix appliqué in Porcelain (cushion and the top of the seat pad) and Lunette 132248 in Jute, both £52 per m each, Harlequin; and trimmed with Leather Cord 242473 in Night Sky, £20.70 per m, Robert Allen. DETAILS MW50 headphones, £395, Master & Dynamic at The Conran Shop.


Neutral-hued wallpaper embossed with waves of painterly marks creates a restful, free-flowing feel.

WALL Papered in Kicho W549/04 wall covering in Cement, £55 per roll, Villa Nova. FURNITURE Camilla armchairs, £1,780 each, Poliform. Rattan coffee table, £285, Graham and Green. FLOOR Bespoke Sisal Accents rug, £1,175.20, Crucial Trading. DETAILS 265 wall light, £610.25, Paolo Rizzatto for Flos. Hopper mirrors, £645 each, Robert Langford. Mary art print, £16, Rockett St George. Buhera gourds, from £240 each, The Conran Shop. Lantern, £49.50, Conran at M&S. Plant pot, £45, N1 Garden Centre. Backgammon and chess set, £750, William & Son. Reclaimed château columns, £3,400 per pair, Pure White Lines. Linen cushion, as before.


Shimmering ferns and extravagant fringes lend bedroom accessories a glamorous edge.

WALL Painted in Shaded White estate emulsion, as before. FURNITURE Brass Finial bed, for details, see opposite. DETAILS Mya mirror, £4,198, William Yeoward. Quilt made in Vista linen-mix in Ice, £54 per m, Earth Form collection at Kai. Cushion made in Savannah F1003/20 cotton-mix in Natural, £19 per m, Studio G at Clarke & Clarke; trimmed with La Terre FR-57441-31 polyester fringe in Canvas, £72 per m, Samuel & Sons; and Majeste MT103/06 linen fringe in Cement, £39 per m, Mark Alexander. Blush Pink bed linen, from £26 for a pillowcase, Soak&Sleep.


A divine mix of wrought-iron, scrolled-wood and rattan pieces blends beautifully in a neutral scheme.

WALLS As before. FURNITURE Brass Finial king-size bed, £1,700, Anthropologie. Cabinet, £700, Urban Outfitters. Riley side table, £475, Graham and Green. FLOOR Sisal Accents rug, as before. DETAILS Mya mirror, as before. Brissac chandelier, £5,040, Vaughan. Shelter lamp, £319, BoConcept. Academic foot, £295, Robert Langford. Bed linen, cushion and quilt, all as before.


Show off sculptural designs to fab effect with a modern-day basket-weave print. It’s simply grand…

WALL Painted in Shaded White estate emulsion, as before. Panel papered in Papilio W5650-08 basket-weave vinyl, £73 per roll, Osborne & Little. FURNITURE Antique Mirror side table, £160, Rockett St George. DETAILS Spin candelabra, £425, Tom Dixon. Soane wall bracket, £115, Peter Hone for Pentreath & Hall. Young Lady bust, £45, Rockett St George.

Photography ⁄ Paul Raeside

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