Colour Stories: Blue Lagoon

Dive into the Aegean trend with Mediterranean hues and oceanic shapes

Take the plunge with contemporary paint effects by rag-rolling a wall in a fluid mix of dreamy green shades.

Wall is painted in Life Aquatic, Cabana Stripe and Beach House premier blend emulsions, £28 for 2.5l each, Valspar at B&Q. FURNITURE Karinta antiqued bronze and glass console table, £2,800, William Yeoward. DETAILS Glazed Sea Shell centrepiece, £595, William Yeoward. Candle, £18 for 12, Pentreath & Hall. Red coral-shaped object, £19.99; and coral-shaped object, £29.99, Zara Home.


Trawl the design ocean for fabulous fittings featuring a school of ethereal fish – a scallop-print curtain fabric adds to the deep-sea mood.

Trawl the design ocean for fabulous fittings featuring a school of ethereal fish – a scallop-print curtain fabric adds to the deep-sea mood. Window curtains made in Molokai 132290 linen in Ocean, £49 per m, Harlequin. Cloud velvet chairs in Celadon, left, and Kingfisher, right, £645 each, Oliver Bonas. Glazed-dip side table, £138, Anthropologie. Shoal388 bone-china light sculpture, from £1,500, Dominic and Frances Bromley for Scabetti. Cato Blues silk rug, £2,130 per sq m, Luke Irwin. DETAILS Stripes basket, £70, BoConcept. Cobble vase, £35, Habitat. Coral-shaped object and jewellery, as before. Rope, from £2.36 per m, Master Ropemakers Chatham. Scarf, in the basket, stylist’s own.


Sink into a sofa upholstered in cool cobalt blue. Team with layers of white for a touch of true Greek-island style.

Curtain made in Palma J912F-34 polyester in Blue, £44 per m, Jane Churchill at Colefax and Fowler. Lino modular sofa in Reticello velvet in Cobalt, with cushions in Brera Lino linen in Alabaster, from £2,925, Designers Guild. Karinta console table, as before. Pari bone-inlay stool, £215, Lombok. Shell outdoor pouffe, £1,865, Paola Lenti at Chaplins. Tribeca three-tier end table, £1,089, Julian Chichester. PS 2017 rug, £159, Ikea. DETAILS Yoga gesso-finished floor lamp, £1,166, Julian Chichester. Faux Belize coral decoration, on the console table, £356; faux Yongala coral decoration, on the floor, £165; and faux whelk and gulf shells, on the end table, £32 each, all Oka. Ceramics, from left to right, starting on the console table: Eddie vase, £35; Oakla vase, £30; Tyne vase, £15; Binx vase, £50; Winnie vase, £30; Optic vase, £45; Cobble vase, as before; Elmer vase, £35; and Tyne and Eddie vases, both as before, all Habitat. Red coral- shaped object, on the shelf, as before. Lia mug, £8, Habitat. Indigo Thai pants, £35, Plümo. Headphones, camera and jewellery, all stylist’s own.


Transform a traditional alcove into a site of devotional fervour by painting it in intoxicating ultramarine.

Sixties Aqua dining chairs, for details, see opposite. Rimini niche, £115.20, Stevensons of Norwich; painted in Ultramarine emulsion, £40.37 for 2.4l, Bristol Paint. Mary Madonna statue, £99; Kareen votive, £19.99; and Serlina faux fan coral, £18, all Rockett St George. Madonna money box, £45, Out There Interiors. Coral-shaped candleholder, £15.99, Zara Home. Jewellery, stylist’s own.


Tie into the luxe Mediterranean look with trailing wallpaper, rattan seating and an intriguing, wave-like objet.

Walls papered in Hibiscus COS151 wallpaper, £238 per roll, Nobilis. Ottawa dining table, from £1,669, BoConcept. Sixties Aqua dining chairs, £150 each, Raj Tent Club. Shanxi bench, £125, Lombok. Impressive White laminate planks, £21.99 per sq m, Quick-Step. Beaded chandelier, £525, Out There Interiors. Monochromatic dinnerware, from £18 for a small bowl, Mervyn Gers at Heal’s. Ceramic wave bowl, £590, William Yeoward. Rope, as before. Vesuvius vase, on the mantel, £168, Jonathan Adler.


An electric-blue finish gives this Seventies-style hanging chair its hot new dimension.

Curtains made in Aramis 004 linen-mix weave sheer, £147.50 per m, Dedar. Andaman hanging chair, £350 (includes seat pad), Next Home. Reef console table, £190, Abigail Ahern. Ceramic bead stool, £2,295, William Yeoward. Jute pouffe, £79, John Lewis. White laminate planks, as before. Vintage Over-dyed Blue Pattern rug, £1,050, Allmode at Floor_Story. Jassa rug, £25, Ikea. On the console table: Utopia Mermaid, £178; and Luciana vase, £595, Jonathan Adler; and Reactive glaze vase, £29, West Elm. Giant clam shell, £221, Sweetpea & Willow. Pebbles, £7.07 for 5kg, B&Q. Mono textured diamond cushion, £18; and velour cushion, £10, both in the chair, Next Home. Cushion stack, from top to bottom: Macramé Diamond cushion covers, £29 each, West Elm; Linen Tassel cushion, £90, Rockett St George; and hand- knotted macramé cushion, £28, Next Home. Rope, as before.


Layer up green and blue cushions on lush velvet seating to recall the multiple hues of the open sea.

Walls and woodwork painted in Life Aquatic, Cabana Stripe and Beach House emulsions, as before. Paper link door curtain, £24, Rockett St George. Mondrian velvet pouffes in Persia Carbone, £2,511 each, Jean-Marie Massaud for Poliform. Casino Baccarat floor tiles, £49.80 per sq m, Fired Earth. Distressed Arabesque rug in Midnight, £799, West Elm. Paon mirror, £105, Graham and Green. Hand-dyed velvet cushions, from £75 each, Kirsten Hecktermann. Bombara bowl, £125; and Dogan jug, £84, Oka. Reactive glaze vase, as before. Wire tray, £85, BoConcept. Candles, as before. Sea napkins, £5 each, Rockett St George.


This elegant four-poster is made to be draped on sultry summer nights…

Curtains made in Amore F0703/01 cotton-mix in Aqua, £64.50 per m, Clarke & Clarke. Beaumont four-poster bed, from £795; and Hypnos Connaught mattress, from £1,295, The White Company. Kenta bench, from £1,375, Lombok. Standing Mirror & Valet Stand, £180, Rockett St George. Impressive White planks, as before. Sentier bed linen in Aqua, from £22 for a pillowcase, Designers Guild. Borneo net basket, on the bench, £40, Olli Ella. Shibori scarf, on the valet stand, £98; and Cross basket, under the bed, £26, Bohemia. Aida blouse, in the basket, £110, Plümo. Let the sea-green theme flow from walls to furniture – a sleek cabinet brings a metallic element to the mix.


Temper the mood with turquoise fabrics toned down with white.

Walls and woodwork painted in Life Aquatic, Cabana Stripe and Beach House emulsions, as before. Perf bar cabinet, £1,068, Diesel Creative Team for Moroso at Heal’s. Feel Good velvet armchairs, £2,369 each, Antonio Citterio for Flexform at Harrods. Bertoia Bird chair, £2,468, Harry Bertoia for Knoll International at Aram Store. Mortimer side table, £695, Draenert at Chaplins. FLOOR Casino Baccarat floor tiles, as before. Vesuvius vase, £168, Jonathan Adler. Sea napkin, as before. Maruti boots, £85, Plümo.


Make a splash with ink-soaked wallpaper in shades of Hellenic blue. A minimalist lamp takes classical Greek form to its ultimate extreme.

Walls papered in Maoli 7025 0288 wallpaper in Marine, £110.40 per m, Casamance. Le Grand Bateau bath, from £6,000; and La Loire bath filler on standpipes, from £1,620, Catchpole & Rye. Cattelani & Smith Sorry Giotto 3 floor lamp, £2,005; and Tonon River Stone pouffe, £260, Chaplins. Monochrome Decorative tiles, £45.36 per sq m, Mandarin Stone. Pure White vase, £199, West Elm. Hammam towels, from £26 each; and Zig Zag bag, £15, all Bohemia. Two-Tone salad bowl, £143, Tina Frey Designs at Amara.

Photography ⁄ Adrian Briscoe

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