Transport yourself to Miami circa 1957 for a high-summer look that mixes geometrics, brass and gelato pastels.
Curved furniture and powdery hues give feminine flair to your room and hark back to Art Deco’s heyday. Anything goes…
Curtains in Feu Follet Bourgeon, £105m, Christian Lacroix at Designers Guild. Edina square/circle mirrors, £225 each, Habitat. Spacia white maple flooring, £39.99sq m, Amtico. Nixon dining table, £2,500, Jonathan Adler. Beetle pink dining chairs upholstered in Gubi velvet-Velluto, £1,040.40 each, Gubi at Gotham. Beetle dining chair in Jabana light green suede-effect, £922, Gubi at The Conran Shop. Yuu rug, £2,568, Gerard Puxhe for Barcelona Rugs.
What could be more luxe than an elegantly turned sugary pink sofa? Add a collection of geometric patterned stools to create a smart but relaxed seating area.
Tilda sofa in pink velvet, £4,702, 2LG for Love Your Home. Liquefy coffee table, £2,700, Glas Italia at Silvera. Round footstool, £249.99, Oak Furniture Land; covered in Fenne Tropical Palm cotton, £49m, Sanderson. Rectangular cushions in Hedonie, £139.90m, Casamance; trimmed in Trianon fringe, £15m, Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little. Lane square cushions, £55 each, Habitat. Falling Cubes cushion, £95, Pentreath & Hall. Simone throw, £88, Anthropologie. Ivy vertical four light, £4,500, CTO Lighting. Fold rug, from £1,674, The Rug Company.
Everyone’s talking about neo mint – the pretty green that’s fresh and exciting. It’s the new blush pink…
Mad King armchair, £3,382, Marcel Wanders at Poliform. Covered in Varese Pale Jade cotton, £72m, Designers Guild. Trittico side table, £720, Porada. Claude table lamp, £45, Debenhams. Ghost objects, £17 each, Studio Arhoj at The Conran Shop. Soleil gold plant stand, £106, Audenza. White pot (inside stand), £13; small plant pot (on stairs), £6, both Homebase. Velvet fringe cushion, £61, Amara. Regency Caning cushion, £95; Pink Blossom Tree artwork, £45, Rebecca de Boehmler. Ribba frame, £14, Ikea. The Other rug, €8754.72 for 230x300cm, CC-Tapis.
A scalloped jade skirting board echoes the semi-circular bedhead’s curve, while its clashing geometric upholstery creates impact.
Wall arch in Retro Jade No. 79 Perfect matt emulsion, £45 for 2.5L; skirting in Perfect eggshell, £62 for 2.5L; Designers Guild. The Cuba double headboard, £555, Lorfords; upholstered in Diamonds Powder, £230m, Pierre Frey. Sign bedside table, £428, Lema. Bedspread in Nirvana Tiffany, £118m, Rubelli; backed in Naples Blush, £32m, Harlequin; trimmed in pom-pom braid Snow, £11.50m, Villa Nova. Penelope throw, £70, Habitat. Athena Blush double duvet, £349; standard pillowcase, £80, both Yves Delorme. Cushion in Kitson Quince, £75.50m, Romo. Shell cushion, £95, Amara. Eucalypt velvet tassel cushion cover, £55, Kip & Co at Playhaus Interiors. Savile Row wall light, £1,075, Bella Figura. Geo flat weave rug, from £45, Next Home.
Shake up the Palm Springs aesthetic in your bathroom with a playful mix of baby pink palm-print wallpaper and retro floor tiles.
Jungle Palmes wallpaper, £35.25 for a roll, Caselio. Geometrica porcelain matt tiles, £138sq m, Domus Tiles. Stand washstand with brass legs, £1,678; MRPO three-hole wall-mounted brass basin mixer, £359, both West One Bathrooms. Tribeca small three-tier side table, £1,088, Julian Chichester. Firefly wall lights, £98 each, Pooky Lighting. Premium quality cotton green hand towels, £9.99 each, Zara Home. Etoile Blush guest towels, £34.95 each, Yves Delorme.
First impressions count – go big and bold with striking patterns and shapes in all the least expected places.
Curtains in Aurore silk, £229m, Misia. Maddie dressing table, £249, Made.com. Birdy chair in bespoke velvet, £695, Artemest. Glazed ceramic pink Apple sculpture, £475, Andrew Martin. Rondo brass two-sphere pendant, £780, Martin Huxford. Folded mirror and brass tray, £234, Gallotti&Radice; Dawn wool and silk rug, £1,320sq m, Deirdre Dyson.
Not just for fabrics and wall-coverings, introduce stripes and chevrons to hard surfaces like furniture and flooring.
Floor: Slant, special colour order, £59 per sq m, Artafloor. Curtain: Petite Terrassee cotton mix, £92 per m, Zimmer & Rhode. Nala wood and brass sideboard, £998, Graham and Green. Angelo footstool, £1,319, Cappenlini at Harrods. Globo table lamp, £995, Medium Globo box, £298, both Jonathan Adler. Nomu Glass decanters, £28 each, Nomu aqua glasses, £7 each, all Oliver Bonas. Prints from the top: Balance 1, screen print, £65, Tom Pigeon. Zigzag Chair, Curved pool, Giclee print, £130 each, Charlotte Taylor. White frames Ribba, from £7, all Ikea. Palm trees print, Bike on Abstract wall, £35 includes frame, both Abstract House. Maria wall art, £318 framed, By Michael D Doyle at Anthropologie.
For a sprinkle of sherbert shades, gather pretty vases, candleholders and accessories together against a pastel backdrop.
Wall in Pure White vinyl matt emulsion, £29.16 for 2.5L, Dulux Trade; Fairy Dust matt emulsion, £18 for 2.5L, Crown Paints. Makrana console table, £350, Rockett St George. Shadow brass leaning LED lamp, £160, Habitat. OP-vase, €485, Form&Seek. Ribbed bud vase, £8, Layered Lounge. Nest Rose Pink box, £49, Nude Glass. Stargazer candleholders, from £312 each, Bohinc Studio. eclectic Orientalist candle, £65, Tom Dixon.
Add geometric shapes and cool colours for extra zing.
Marble stump side table, £1691, Ligne Roset. Balance Table light, £1176.62 by Victor Castanera at Oblure.
Photography / Simon Bevan
Styling / Rebecca de Boehmler