Dramatic combos of oversized prints and opulent colourways give a modern twist to trad oriental patterns
Add verve to a hallway with a vivacious damask wallpaper. Based on a 19th-century textile, it boosts period palettes to the max…
WALL Papered in Noailles PCL1007/02 wallpaper in Nuit, £85 per roll, Christian Lacroix Maison for Designers Guild. FURNITURE Victoria console table, £2,660, Roberto Lazzeroni for Lema. DETAILS Fabrics: Amoret 332644 linen-mix in Bluestone, £84 per m, Zoffany at Style Library; and Palais Royal 33022-9760 cotton-mix fringe in Moss, £9.48 per m, Houlès. Indigo Opalino vase, £735, Venini at William & Son. Boule vase, £113; and marble vase, £95, Aram Store. Orchids, £20 per stem, Wild at Heart.
Offset by a daringly dark backdrop, an updated oriental weave pops with pure colour. Anchor with a Persian rug for full effect.
WALL Painted in Acqua Viva architects matt, £52 for 2.5l, Paint & Paper Library. WOODWORK Painted in Acqua Viva architects eggshell, £65.50 for 2.5l, Paint & Paper Library. FURNITURE Clarendon display cabinet, £1,199, M&S. Drum stool, £125, plus 1m of fabric and 2m of trim, The Dormy House; upholstered in Larkin FWY8024/02 viscose-mix in Peacock, £85 per m, William Yeoward for Designers Guild; edged with Sabine 977-56041-29 rayon-mix border in Caribe, £19.50 per m, Samuel & Sons; and trimmed in Palais Royal fringe in Moss, as before. FLOOR Persian Palace 035 rug, £5,175, Knots Rugs. DETAILS Swing-arm wall light, £480; and card candle shade, from £60, Hector Finch; with shade laminated in Blue/Green marble wrap, £2.50 per sheet, V&A Shop. In the cabinet: vintage Moroccan candlesticks, from £120 each, Raj Tent Company; and pineapple candlestick, £30, Biba at House of Fraser. Beaumont flared vase, £35, Made.com.
Get a flavour of the exotic east with a selection of ethnic-print fabrics in a range of jewel-bright shades.
WALL Painted in Ceramic Blue matt emulsion, £43 for 2.5l, Sanderson at Style Library. WINDOW Curtains made in Folklore F7121-04 viscose-mix, £75 per m, Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little. FURNITURE Serpentine sofa, £9,000, plus 18m of fabric – for similar velvet upholstery, try Spruce, £75 per m, both Rose Uniacke. Toulouse stitched-leather and verre églomisé-topped side table, £1,500, Julian Chichester. 376 velvet armchair, £2,965, Walter Knoll at Silvera. FLOOR Malachite #2 rug, £10,107, Luke Irwin. New Hadley Figue fitted carpet, £127 per linear m, Roger Oates. DETAILS Piped circular mirror, £169, M&S. Zoom floor light, £149, James Burgess for Made.com. Lancelot tiebacks, on the chair, £260 each, Ulf Moritz at Sahco. Green Pop decanter (plus stopper), £148, Jonathan Adler. Cushions made in Amalty Velvet in Teal, approx £262 per m each, Carolina Irving Textiles at Lorfords Antiques. Goya Vert Buis cushion (reverse shown), £100, Christian Lacroix Maison for Designers Guild. Honeycomb vase, £115, Rouge. Gwen wine glass, £30 for four, Habitat. Gems tray, £295, Bridie Hall at Home for Pentreath & Hall. Orchids, as before.
For a hit of Forties glamour, display compelling designs in front of a classic silk textile reimagined as an oversized print.
WALL Papered in Villandry 312698 wallpaper in Serpentine, £88 per roll, Zoffany at Style Library. FURNITURE Jaxon console table, £565, Graham and Green. DETAILS Skittle vessel, £1,315, Ars Murano at William & Son. Diamond decanter, £200; and Diamond tumblers, £65 each, all Richard Brendon at Heal’s. Off the Moon tray N°4, £307, Thomas Dariel for Maison Dada at Silvera. Vogue 1948 by Horst P Horst postcard, 75p, V&A Shop.
Pimp up seating with upholstery in an array of patterns. Unusual wallpaper motifs give the parlour-room setting a modern edge.
WALLS Papered in Lighthouse Palm wallpaper in Pentle, £90 per roll, Hugo Dalton for Paint & Paper Library. WOODWORK Painted in Acqua Viva architects eggshell, as before. FURNITURE Horseshoe dining chairs, £235 each, Oka; upholstered in La Moulade NCF4280-06 viscose-mix, £95 per m; Claribel NCF4281-05 viscose-mix, £70 per m; and Lorette NCF4282-05 viscose-mix, £55 per m, all Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little; and Papia 7812/02 cotton-mix in Cobalt, stripe, £80 per m, Romo. Upcycled mahogany and brass table, £950, Quirky Interiors. FLOOR Persian Palace 035 rug, as before. DETAILS Hector extra-large Globe pendant, £1,248, Hector Finch. Yellow Tabor pot, £85, Serax at Amara. Fern, £70, Petersham Nurseries. For a similar mug, try Ikea, £1.50. For a Bialetti espresso maker, from £27.49, try John Lewis. Blue Energy by Max Cardelli print; and Design for Printed Shawl by George Haite print, propped against the wall, from £70 each, Surface View. Frames, from £40 each, Habitat. Stone candleholder, £100, Tom Dixon at Aria. Newstead double candelabra, £25; and Greta cake stand, £25, Habitat. True Grace candles, £3.50 each, The Conran Shop. For a similar vintage toy truck, try After Noah.
Team classic and contemporary with a striped fabric based on a Syrian silk and a funky lamp shade inspired by oriental souks.
WALL Painted in Smalt intelligent matt emulsion, £47 for 2.5l, Little Greene. FURNITURE Serpentine Top three-panel screen with brass studs, £335, plus 4m fabric and 14m trim, The Dormy House; upholstered in Damascus Stripe in Ruby/Emerald, at the front, £340 per m, Soane Britain; and Launay 7725/37 linen in Steel Blue, at the back, £53 per m, Romo. Series 430 chair in Kvadrat Harald 2 matte velour, £642, Verner Panton for Verpan at Aram Store. Calamo desk, £1,550, Gabriele Rosa for Zanotta at The Conran Shop. FLOOR Persian Palace 006 rug, £4,761, Knots Rugs. DETAILS Cheetah lamp stand with Tilia ‘Florika’ lamp shade, £765; and, on the chair, Tamar dress in Bidjar Amethyst, £215, all House of Hackney. Jewel vases, £49 each, Louise Roe at Heal’s. Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge eau de parfum, £155; and Acqua Di Parma Rosa Nobilis eau de parfum, £110, John Lewis. Marc Jacobs Honey eau de parfum, £50, Debenhams. Nail polish, stylist’s own. Only Me mirror, £182, Philippe Starck for Kartell.
Revive the passion for paisley with a pattern in blown-up form – echo its swirling shapes on chic citrus window treatments.
WALL Papered in Villandry wallpaper, as before. WINDOW Curtain made in Gini 2220/03 cotton/linen-mix in Citronella, £98 per m, No.9 Thompson at Fox Linton. FURNITURE Elystan two-seater sofa, £2,600, plus 10m of fabric, David Seyfried; upholstered in Rajapur F111/10036 velvet, £120 per m, Cole & Son; and trimmed with Aquitaine 984-56575-08 viscose fringe in Amethyst, £99 per m, Samuel & Sons. Tribeca three-tier side table, £1,089, Julian Chichester. FLOOR Mamounia Sky rug, £1,735 per sq m, Martyn Lawrence Bullard for The Rug Company. DETAILS Patos mirrors, from £14.95 each, Rockett St George. Floating box frame, £45, XLBoom at The Conran Shop. Print, stylist’s own. Christelle cushion, £110, Liberty London. Flower pot and saucer, £13, Future and Found. For similar vintage china dogs, try eBay. Table Top globe, £3,950, Bellerby & Co for Linley.
A riot of bold popping colour, this extravagant ikat Jacquard offers a fresh take on traditional embroidered textiles.
WALL Painted in Smalt intelligent matt emulsion, as before. FURNITURE Harlech No 4 king-size bed, with No 4 mattress and Slim Box spring base and gold legs, £14,342, plus 8m of fabric, Savoir Beds; upholstered in Pitaya F3144001 embroidered cotton-mix, £242 per m, Pierre Frey. Blue vintage cabinet with geometric carvings, £810, Rouge. FLOOR Persian Palace 006 rug, as before. DETAILS Savoy bed linen, from £20 for a pillowcase, The White Company. Cushions, from left: Hudson, £104, Sahco; Velvet Paint, £85, One Nine Eight Five for Heal’s; and made in Miramar silk Aquilegia, £70 per m, James Hare. Throw made in Amoret 332644 linen-mix in Prussian Blue, £84 per m, Zoffany at Style Library. Mohair blanket in Marine Blue, £455, The Biggest Blanket Company. Signal two-arm desk light, £235, Jieldé at Holloways of Ludlow. Paperbacks, stylist’s own. Prism tumbler, £95, Linley. Terrarium, £80; and faux coral, £12.95 each, all Aria. Postcard, 75p, V&A Shop.
Give a bathing space some hammam pizzazz with decorative tile detailing. Painted panelling is another nod to luxe oriental style.
WALLS Panel effects painted in Arsenic, Pitch Blue and Drawing Room Blue estate emulsions, all £43.50 for 2.5l each, Farrow & Ball. Splashback tiled in Mod Encaustic Black porcelain, £90 per sq m, Mandarin Stone. FURNITURE Le Grande Bateau bath painted in Brinjal by Farrow & Ball, from £6,000; and La Loire deck-mounted bath/shower mixer, from £1,080, Catchpole & Rye. Max-Beam stool/table, £200, Ludovica and Roberto Palomba for Kartell at Kartell London. FLOOR Tiled in Mod Encaustic Black porcelain, as before. DETAILS Hampton wall light, £325, Original BTC. L’Objet Rose Noir bath salts, from £55; acrylic soap dish, £25; and Mungo Willow Weave bath towel, £55, all The Conran Shop.
Photography ⁄ James Merrell
Styling ⁄ Claudia Bryant