Decorating Trend: Navajo

The Navajo trend is riding high on the homestead – think sunset hues, soothing aqua shades, rustic-luxe materials and a riot of rich pattern.

With the tones of a moody desert sky, this atmospheric scheme picks up the muted shades of the decorative cacti.

Wall Distressed with Glass V; Glass 1V; and Deep Water Green pure flat emulsions, all £46.50 each for 2.5L, Paint & Paper Library. Furniture Victor desk in Navy and carbone oak, £4,457, Roberto Lazzeroni at Lema. DETAILS Denim and bone embellished deer skull, £1,000, Rockett St George. Bora in Paprika/Lagoon/Kiwi 132642 viscose-mix, £68m, Harlequin at Style Library. Hammered pot, at the back, £45, French Connection Home. Triangoli Green Guatemala vase, £432, Silvera. White pot, £12; and plant, from a selection, both The Conran Shop. Cacti decorative ornaments, £59 each, Hay at Amara.


A pattern-rich curtain steals the show and gets whipped into shape by a rustic leather braid.

WALLS Distressed with Glass V; Glass 1V; and Deep Water Green pure flat emulsions, as before. WINDOW Curtain made in Bora in Paprika/Lagoon/Kiwi 132642 viscose-mix, as before. Curtain tieback made in woven braid in Saddle 973-40306-13 Italian leather, £89m, Samuel & Sons. FLOOR Ermelo Shaggy Diamond rug, £385, Graham and Green. Furniture Victor desk, as before. DETAILS Flagon table lamp with lampshade in Natural, £155, Loaf. Triangoli Green Guatemala vase, as before; and Triangoli Levanto red marble dish, £432, both Silvera. White pot, as before. Plant and Polaroids, stylist’s own. Sticky notes and envelopes, in the Levanto dish, from £2.50, Paperchase.


Low-slung seating in bold geometrics, teamed with this evocative backdrop inspired by a big sky, captures the laid-back Navajo spirit.

Walls Distressed with Glass V; Glass 1V; and Deep Water Green pure flat emulsions, as before. FURNITURE Metal and copper LED floor lamp, £180, Habitat. Nevada footstool, £484, plus 2.5m fabric, Softline at SCP; upholstered in Soroya Briar Rose 7813/07 cotton-mix, £80m, Romo. Nevada 3-P daybed, £1,482, Softline at SCP; upholstered in Nesma Briar Rose 7815/04 viscose-mix, £77m, Romo. Enoki Navy/Marble table, £850; and Offset coffee table, £1,458, both Viaduct. WINDOW Curtain made in Soho Silver in Anthracite 40500236 viscose-mix, £60.65m, Camengo. FLOOR Jodhpur Blue rug, £2,160, Ptolemy Mann Rugs. DETAILS White Stallion canvas, from £94, 55 Max. La Paz cactus, £275, Abigail Ahern. On the footstool: hat, £29.50, Wild Ones. On the daybed, from left: Hadira cushion, £55, Curious Egg; Cushion made in Candy in Pacifique 07940009 linen, £117.60m, Boussac at Pierre Frey; Coyolate embroidered cushion, £325; and Chahal embroidered cushion, £345, both A Rum Fellow at George Spencer Designs. On the coffee table: Burnished tray, £17.50, Marks & Spencer; for a similar glass, try Ikea’s Pokal, £2.75 for six; San Miguel vase, £30, Liberty London; faux aloe vera, £17.50; and Wide succulent in ceramic pot, £19.50, both Marks & Spencer; and white pot, £12; and plant, as before.


The natural hues and bold red trim of the footstool tie the look together while grounding this energetic scheme.

WALL Papered in Grand Canyon wallpaper, £192m, Pierre Frey. Woodwork painted in Canton Blue intelligent eggshell, £59 for 2.5L, Little Greene. FURNITURE S42 Drum stool, £375, plus 1.5m fabric, Clock House Furniture; upholstered in Huari V3297/04 Chalk cotton-mix, £35m, Villa Nova; with a base painted in Radicchio estate eggshell, £25 for 750ml, Farrow & Ball. Everywhere cupboard in Satin Bleu Nuit lacquer, £1,767, Christian Werner at Ligne Roset. DETAILS Aztec Colour cushion, £38, French Connection Home. Gold Roses cowboy boots, £389, Jessie Western, which also sells a similar keyring. Chamois vintage deerskin jacket, £1,699, Ralph Lauren.


Cool blues and elegant furniture sing against the main attraction – a wicked wallpaper that knows it’s the chief.

Wall Papered in Grand Canyon wallpaper, as before. Woodwork and fireplace surround painted in Canton Blue intelligent eggshell, as before. FLOOR Indigo Aztec rug, £125, French Connection Home. Furniture Satin Bleu Nuit cupboard, as before. Blake dining table, £1,999, Heal’s. FEATHR x RBM Noor chairs in Paradise, £350 each, Feathr. DETAILS On the dining table, from left: Dennis dinner plate, £12, Habitat; the Sir|Madam unpainted wood candlesticks, from £60 each, Liberty London are similar; Pokal glasses, as before, are similar; Reaction Poetique 03 centrepiece in stained Black Ash, £546, Jaime Hayon for Cassina at Aram Store; and Dennis jug, £35, Habitat. On the mantelpiece: Littala Nappula white candleholder, £31; and brass candleholders, from £45 each, all Trouva; dinner candles, £4 each, from a selection at John Lewis; Diablo Blue vase, £75, Heal’s; Adoni vase, £20, Habitat; and Black candleholder, £27, Trouva. Elmley ceiling shades, £90 each, Habitat. Chamois jacket, on the chair, as before. Milner basket, on the cupboard, £65, Habitat.


All-out pattern makes for an edgily cool combo – with walls that rock a rattlesnake vibe and a statement chair in subtle hues.

Walls Papered in Belle île NCW4306-01 wallpaper, £65 a roll, Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little. Woodwork painted in Leadenhall 118 wood and metal eggshell, £63 for 2.5L, Mylands. FLOOR Simone rug, £500, Habitat. FURNITURE Humphrey armchair, from £1,231, plus 2.5m fabric, Evangelos Vasileiou at Ligne Roset; upholstered in Girard Gunmetal M532/03 linen, £95m, Mark Alexander. Axel side table, £175, Abigail Ahern. DETAILS Cushion made in Kiowa Z537/03 linen-mix, from £118m, Zinc Textiles. On the table: Flash Tidy Blocco in Neon Pink, £60 for three, Lund London at Amara; decorative snake, £205, Diesel Living at Seletti; books, postcards and iPod, all stylist’s own.


Feature tiling and an indoor garden bursting with exotic faux plants create a desert oasis for the perfect chill-out zone.

Walls Distressed with Glass V; Glass 1V; and Deep Water Green pure flat emulsions, as before. Wall panel tiled in Square Green Design, £192sq m, The Conran Shop at Bert & May. FLOOR Zigzag Blue rug, £1,200, Ptolemy Mann Rugs. FURNITURE Home Hotel console, £2,165, Poliform. Alseda stool, under the console, £25, Ikea. Albini large ottoman, £469, Twentytwentyone. DETAILS On the console, from left: Bayusha basket, £85 for three, Out There Interiors; San Miguel vases, from £15 each, Liberty London; Hand-blown blue jar vase, £90, Wild at Heart; lavender in ceramic pot, £15; rubber tree, £49.50; aloe vera in pot, as before; bobble grass in basket, £35; and hosta plant in pot, £35, all Marks & Spencer; succulent in white pot, as before; Divinity 01 sunglasses, £219, Moooi and Gentle Monster Collaboration at Moooi; and The El Casco magnifier, £155, Liberty London is similar. On the floor: find similar rubber plants at Crocus; similar white plant pots at The Conran Shop; and San Morita cactus, £175; and La Paz cactus, both Abigail Ahern, as before.


An eye-catching chaise in poncho-inspired stripes brings this look to life, while the fireplace follows its colourful lead.

Walls Papered in Mandora wallpaper in Graphite, £65 a roll, Designers Guild. Fireplace, from top, painted in Lost Lake; Pixie Green; Azure Sky 3; Adobe Pink 2; Fire Cracker 5; and skirting painted in Lost Lake, all £22.92 for 1L diamond eggshells, Dulux. FLOOR Aragon rug, £839, Linie Design at Heal’s. Furniture Tallulah chaise longue with matching cushion, from £1,435, plus 8m fabric, Love Your Home; upholstered in Spiaggia F7175-03 viscose-mix, £69m, Osborne & Little. DETAILS Franka sunburst wall mirror, £135, Out There Interiors. On the mantelpiece, from left: Wide succulent in ceramic pot, as before; Bailey footed pot in Dusk, £90; and Bailey footed pot in Black, £65, both Abigail Ahern. On the chaise longue: Edit 58 Vintage Buoucheroite cushion, £180, Liberty London; and aHead headset, £79, Silvera.


The softer side of desert style shines through with smudgy sunset shades and deep-hued, vibrant patterns.

WALLS Distressed with Faded Rose and Pewter flat emulsions, £45 each for 2.5L, Zoffany. FLOOR Tiled in Edge tiles in Smoke, £179sq m, Mutina at Domus. FURNITURE Brian Wing queensize headboard, £4,200, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. Peony double divan in Admiral soft wool, £1,145; and Drysdale double mattress, £695, both Button & Sprung. Fritz 3 side table, £1,272, Porada at Heal’s. DETAILS Rocky wall lamp, £139, Holloways of Ludlow. On the table: dish and books, stylist’s own; beauty items, from a selection at Boots; Kosta Boda Bruk carafe, £40; and tumbler, £15, both Heal’s. On the bed: Optical White bedlinen fitted double sheet, £84.99; housewife pillowcases, £24.99 each; and Linen stonewashed double bed set in Wine, £179.99, all LinenMe; cushion made in Candy 07940009 Pacifique linen, as before; throw made in Geisha Prisme viscose, £165m, Christian Lacroix Maison; edged in Sabine border in Caribe 977-56041-29 rayon-mix, £19.50m; and La Terre cut fringe in Sea Mist FR-57441-32 polyester-mix, £72m, both Samuel & Sons. La Paz cactus, as before.


The sharp lines of these tiles pack a punch, while enticing you through to the rest of this harmonious suite.

Wall Painted in Serpentine flat emulsion, £45 for 2.5L, Zoffany. Splashback, wall, floating shelf and floor tiled in Edge tiles in Smoke, as before. Bedroom wall distressed with Faded Rose and Pewter flat emulsions, as before. FURNITURE Silk rug occasion chair, £898, Anthropologie. Gyrus basin in brushed copper, £508, William Holland. Vola 1511 wall-mounted three-piece basin mixer in Black, from £951.60, CP Hart. DETAILS From left: black marble serving dish, £30, French Connection Home; toothbrush holder, £12; and soap dish, £12, both Patternity for John Lewis; Croft Windermere linen-mix towel, £12, all John Lewis; and toothpaste, toothbrush, hairspray and soap, from a selection at Bluebird, Space NK Apothecary and The Conran Shop. Large round industrial mirror, £295, French Connection Home. Laundry basket, £55, French Connection Home. Visor, £25, Beach Gold Bali.

Styling: Claudia Bryant

Photography: Paul Raeside

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