Hockney-inspired vibrant colour

Layer up bold blocks of vibrant colour and vivacious pattern to create a sunny, Hockney-inspired space

Follow the artist’s lead and add drama to a domestic setting – graphic fabrics are a key motif.

FURNITURE Tom Foolery armchairs, from £1,319 each, Sofa Workshop; upholstered in Outwall 17263-001 Jacquard weave in Arctic, left, and Outwall 17263-008 Jacquard weave in Navy, right, £116 per m each, Paola Navone for Dominique Kieffer at Rubelli. Mauve Grid side table, £198.50, Holly’s House. Deck table, £2,566, Christophe Pillet for Lema. FLOOR Beyond rug, £4,026.96, Deirdre Dyson. DETAILS Stick lamp, £1,302, Paolo Salvadè for Porada. Lugosi vase, £20, Habitat. Tall Concertina vase, £85, Kelly Hoppen. Cactus sculpture, £8, Oliver Bonas. Augustus and Perry Barringer by David Hockney greetings card, £1.50, Royal Academy of Arts Shop. Reveal bowl, £100, Thelermont Hupton.


Play with scale and form by contrasting rigid geometric shapes with fluid, organic lines.

WALL AND SKIRTING Painted in, from top, Arsenic, Vardo, Inchyra Blue and Setting Plaster estate emulsions, all £39.50 each for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball. FURNITURE Salone wool armchair in Tori Murphy Woodhouse Check, from £995, Content by Terence Conran. FLOOR Sweet Lips rug, £4,074.90, Deirdre Dyson. DETAILS Bristol floor easel, £650, Jonathan Adler. Grannies, 2006 by Banksy print, loaned to stylist. Neon Perspex frame, from £395, 55 MAX. David Hockney. A Bigger Book, £1,750 (including Marc Newson book stand), Taschen Store London. Landscape 1 – Un by Andrea Mongenie print, £39.99, Borneo Studio. Virserum picture frame, £13, Ikea. Artisan apron, £49.95, Rockett St George. Burgess table lamp, £100, Habitat. Faux cactus, from £85, Abigail Ahern.


Take your cue from pop-art style and introduce pretty pastel shades to a strictly neutral scheme.

FURNITURE Prado sofas with back cushions, from £4,372 for this configuration, Christian Werner for Ligne Roset at Heal’s. Nestor coffee table, £595; and Nestor side table, £295, Habitat. Fritz coffee table, £1,182, Carlo Ballabio for Porada. FLOOR Visioni B rug, £4,326, Patricia Urquiola for cc-tapis at Monologue London. DETAILS Back cushions upholstered in, from left, Varese F1190/48 cotton-velvet in Scarlet, £68 per m; Conway F1268/62 linen-weave in Blossom, £65 per m; Varese F1190/10 in Sky and Varese F1190/49 in Aqua, as before; and Brera Lino F1723/26 linen in Alchemilla, £65 per m, all Designers Guild. Tribalala Triangle plates, on the window ledge, £60 each, Darkroom. Bauhaus bottles, from £40 each, Kelly Hoppen. Untitled paintings, left and right, £410 each, Emma Sophie Wilson. Art by Amanda Clark, loaned to stylist. Dan Eating a Banana by Chantal Joffe artwork, £350 (unframed), Rise Art. Lazing greyhound, £45, Oka. Verona bowl, £115, Holly’s House. Smock, on the sofa, made in Stoney Point 1972 linen, £95 per m, Commonroom. Desert boots, £110, Clarks. Faux cacti, as before.


Reimagine Hockney’s love of sun-kissed Californian settings with this punchy palm-tree print.

DETAILS Bench upholstered in Palmetto NCF4246-02 linen-mix, £62 per m, Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little. Type 75 desk lamp, £170, Paul Smith Edition One at Anglepoise. Hockney’s Pictures by David Hockney book, from £23.30, Thames & Hudson at Amazon. Hockney fancy-dress glasses, £2, Royal Academy of Arts Shop. Pencil holder, £24, Oliver Bonas. Model hand, stylist’s own. Milk bottles, from £1.99 each, Lakeland. Paintbrushes, from £9.50 for a set, The Range.


Splash your space with trademark blocks of colour in a refreshing palette of chalky sorbet hues.

WALL Blocks painted in, from left, Pink Perfection and Twice Shy; Twice Shy and Pink Perfection; Spring Gentian, top, and Cheerio, bottom; Ultramarine; and Cheerio matt emulsions, all £27 each for 2.5l, Valspar Premium at B&Q. WINDOW Curtain made in Romari 7773/9 linen in Celadon, £69 per m, Romo. FURNITURE Stay Swivel velvet armchair, £1,924, The Conran Shop. Milan side table in Cracked Eggshell, £1,145, Simon Orrell. Rectangular ottoman, £95, The Raj Tent Club. FLOOR Matrix Arc Pastel rug, £445, The Rug Seller. DETAILS Serif television, £1,199, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Samsung at Heal’s. Series 746 phone, £49.95, Wild & Wolf at Amazon. Sunglasses, stylist’s own. Palm leaves, from a selection at Covent Garden Flower Market. Faux Carson Giant cactus, £220, Abigail Ahern. Quant vase, £50, Habitat. Blackfish brogues, £65, Seasalt Cornwall.


Echo the painter’s passion for cubism with edgy geometrics – patterned ceramics keep things playful.

WALL Tiled with Puzzle tiles, from £194 per sq m, Mutina at Domus. FURNITURE Giraffe console table, £672, &New at Aria. DETAILS Carrara cake stand, £32; teacup and saucer, £46 for four; espresso cup and saucer, £34 for four; teapot, £34; and Spruzzo cheese knives, £22 for three, all Oliver Bonas.


Make an artistic impression with a papered, colourwashed wall. Ground the look with tonal blues.

WALLS Papered in Tangka VP 897 01 wallpaper, £820 per roll, Nomades collection at Élitis at Abbott+Boyd. FURNITURE Saarinen dining table, £2,006, Eero Saarinen for Knoll International at Aram Store. Connie chairs, £1,148 each, Carlo Ballabio for Porada. FLOOR Montauroux rug in Silver, £1,495, Designers Guild. DETAILS Blue stripe tablecloth, £145; napkin, £29; small bowls, £30 each; and platter, £125, all Bertozzi for Designers Guild. Tribalala plates, £60 each; and So Sottsass plate in Pink, £85, all Darkroom. Rustic jug, £16, Lo and Behold Store. Tulips, from a selection at Covent Garden Flower Market. Untitled painting, as before. Original 1227 Maxi pendant, £135, Anglepoise


For an abstract take on painterly style, this wallpaper print leaves the brushmarks clearly defined.

WALL Papered in Stony Point 1972 wallpaper, £95 per roll, The Grantchester Pottery at Commonroom. DETAILS Marbled Arc shelf, £45, Urban Outfitters. Blue Sculptural Element, £200, Dale Kirk Design at Aria. Narrow vase, £23, Holly’s House. Striped Top Portraits by David Hockney postcard, 50p, Royal Academy of Arts Shop. Tulip, paintbrushes, bowl and napkin, all as before. Silk sponges, £2.49 for a pack, The Range.


Add a West Coast feel to window shutters by decking them out in a breezy, seaside shade.

WINDOWS Louvred shutters, from £320 per sq m for a similar custom finish, Shutterly Fabulous. FURNITURE Guscio velvet armchair, £3,719, Antonio Citterio for Flexform at Harrods. First Rocking Chair, £2,640, Muller Van Severen for Valerie_Objects at Viaduct. Palette JH8 side table, £995, Jaime Hayon for &Tradition at Aram Store. FLOOR Open Water rug, £5,975, Michaela Schleypen for Front. DETAILS Landscape by Andrea Mongenie prints, £39.99 each, Borneo Studio. Virserum picture frames, £13 each, Ikea. Faux Coconut palm tree, £325, Out There Interiors. Mandarin 4 and Mandarin 6 vases, £350 each, Rina Menardi at The Conran Shop. Striped mug, £16, Royal Academy of Arts Shop. Teapot, £22, Falcon Enamelware at Heal’s. See Me TV make-up mirror, above the left-hand window, £130, Thelermont Hupton.


Stripe it rich with a bold and zingy wallpaper – primary colours work perfectly on furniture too.

WALL (behind the shelves) Papered in Bella Stripe 111506 wallpaper, £50 per roll, Harlequin. FURNITURE Alvar Aalto 60 stools, £181 each, Hella Jongerius for Artek at Aram Store. FLOOR China Blue vinyl flooring, £28 per sq m, The Colour Flooring Company. DETAILS Lugosi vase, on the stool, £20, Habitat. On the first shelf: Trellick Tower model, £150, Chisel & Mouse; Manhattan Geo bowl, £22; and Ana vase, right, £22, Curious Egg; and Tobias vase, £45, Habitat. On the second shelf: Shapes candles, £49 each, Darkroom; platter, £125, Designers Guild; candy bowl, from £12, West Elm; Construct pots, from £60 each, Darkroom; Ukku vase, £24, Curious Egg; and bow tie, £18, Royal Academy of Arts Shop. On the third shelf: Dos cacti, £69, Linda Cofán for Hay at Liberty; picture frame, £14, Oliver Bonas; and model hand, as before. On the fourth shelf: cactus sculpture, £8, Oliver Bonas. On the bottom shelf: Quant vase, left; and Sachi vase, £50 each, Habitat. Pole painted in Blue’s Blue flat emulsion, £21 for 750ml, Paint & Paper Library.


Recreate the shimmering effect of a sun-dappled pool with chic glazed tiles. Now dive right in…

WALL Tiled in Ravello tiles in Frezza (dark green), Rufolo (turquoise) and Paestum (dark blue), all £99 per sq m, Fired Earth. FURNITURE Stand freestanding bath, £6,334.43, Norm Architects for Ex.t at CP Hart. Vita side table, £2,850, Uncontrollable Urge for GOODD at Monologue London. DETAILS Wolf watering can, £170, Pols Potten at Out There Interiors. Soap dispenser, £27; tumbler, £8.50; and soap dish, £9.50, all Amara. Cactus plate, £75, Virginia Casa at Liberty. Mug, £9; and towels, from 8.50 each, all Urban Outfitters. Stemmed pendant, £540, Curiousa & Curiousa.


Photography ⁄ Simon Bevan

Styling ⁄ Hannah Franklin

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