It’s all maths, but thankfully not as you know it. This re-worked apartment, on the top floor of what was once a schoolhouse, was an exercise in balancing the shapes of contemporary furniture within a historical frame. So get ready for a union of Art Deco and Moorish style in the bathrooms, and mid-century design alongside modern lighting. The result? A beautiful home with artistic influences against a delicious backdrop. Full marks.


Give Nordic vibes a twist with a dark and moody palette. Sharp shapes create a modern spin to the aesthetic – so think delicately angled coffee tables and sleek chairs with a classic design. Throw in a mix of textured throws and washed linen in cool greys and you’ve got a contemporary look that’s completely of the moment.


Forget playing it safe with white – it’s time to fully embrace your fifth wall. Whether you go for wood panels which can match any colour scheme with minimum effort, or tin tiles that give a vintage vibe, we’ve got striking ways to take your decorating ideas sky high!


Shining a spotlight on the now and the next in home design and decor, Livingetc is the UK's best selling high end and contemporary home design magazine. As a brand, Livingetc showcases the world's very best homes, breaks and makes the trends, and has access to leading international designers for insight and ideas. It was first published in 1998, and is currently edited by Pip Rich.