Decorating Trend: Pure Style

Layer bleached neutral hues with pops of green and pale woods for a fresh take on the pared-back Scandi vibe

This retro, love seat-style sofa steals the show thanks to its elegant simplicity.

Lennox sofa, £2,768, Gordon Guillaumier for Lema. Tower shelving system, £867; and Birdy floor lamp, £349, Northern, both at Heal’s. Vita oversized objet, £40, Habitat. Wooden toy gymnastic hoop, £17.99, Erzi at Amazon. Mono blanket, £65, Hay at Nest.co.uk. Loha rug in grey, £350, Kangan Arora for Floor_Story.


Bring depth to a minimalist entrance with a sculptural coat stand in a natural wood.

Pendean settle in English ash, £1,085, Sebastian Cox. Original 1227 mini lamp with wall bracket in Linen White, £185, Anglepoise. aHead Bluetooth headphones, £95, KreaFunk; and travel tumbler, £32, Kinto, both at The Conran Shop. Cotton twill jacket in Dark Olive, £175; and twill plimsolls in Ecru, £75, Spring Court, both at Toast. Tote bag in Ivory, £119, Iittala x Issey Miyake at Iittala. Camden large rug, £249, Made.com.


With its deep seat, chunky arms and low back, this sofa nails the relaxed contemporary look.

Kim sofa in light grey 27703, £3,785, Ludovica & Roberto Palomba for Zanotta at Aram. Day Bed Four with mattress and bolster cushion, £3,485, Another Country. Rodan coffee table in European oak, £1,075, Pinch. Artworks, from left: Oblique No.5 a1 framed; and Interface 10 a1 framed, both £325, Formworks Studio; and Green and Black Shape Composition, £395, Lyubov Popova at 55Max. Icelandic sheepskin short-haired rug, £130, the Organic Sheep; and mini vases, £30 each, Yuta Segawa, all at Heal’s; and Mirage cushion in Gate, £59, Ferm Living at Hoos. Button circular cushion, £40, OYOY at Someday Designs; and Kiowa throw, £225, Somée at A New Tribe. Axis vase with ash base, £52, LSA International; 60-piece wooden cubes set, £9.99, Kurtzy at Amazon; and medium Ball vase in Misty Grey, £15, Anita Le Grelle for Serax at The Conran Shop. Plain cream kilim rug, £715, Emily’s House.


Sage green with bleached wood epitomises the Scandi scheme.

Hebden dining table in oak, £1,085, Neptune. Corner II artwork, £240, Emily Forgot. Buddy table lamp, £195, Mads Sætter-Lassen for Northern Lighting at The Conran Shop; natural wood HB pencils, £6.99 for 36, Fat Belly Fish; and wood round ball, £9.99 for three, Chougui, both at Amazon; Nomad letter tray, £65, Skagerak at Amara; Bauhaus wooden construction game, £80, Cinqpoints at Tate Shop; and recycled papers, from a selection, Paperchase.


Simple, functional items grouped on a sideboard offer a laid-back approach to display.

Feliz sideboard, £995; and Hurley rug in Tan leather and jute, £120, both Habitat. Symphony in 3 Movements mobile in nature, £81.50, Flensted from Object & Line at Trouva. White-coated metal ring, £2.19, Crafty Capers; and large galvanised zinc dolly tub plant pot, £105.94, Giftwarez, both at Amazon; Muses Clio vase, £75; and Muses Era vase, £99, both Ferm Living; Jesmonite candlestick in Chalk, £45; and Stem vase, £900, both Malgorzata Bany at The New Craftsmen; large turquoise porcelain container, £270; and large tall blue porcelain container, £250, both Derek Wilson at Maud & Mabel; and Solar System Matryoshka ornament, £125 for a set, Aamu Song & Johan Olin for Company Helsinki; and Skånegård wooden farm tree ornament, £300 for a set, Acne Jr, both at The Conran Shop.


The artistry in this oak table’s tapered legs and contrasting dowels shows both form and function.

Moose dining table in oak, from £3,360, Julian Chichester. Hangar open bookcase, £980, Gino Carollo/Studio 28 for Calligaris. Stool 60 in clear lacquered birch with green linoleum seat, £202; and Stool 60 in grey lacquered birch with Olive linoleum seat, £214, both Alvar Aalto for Artek at The Conran Shop. Stool 60 in Stone White lacquered birch with blue linoleum seat, £213, Alvar Aalto for Artek at Aram. Theatre chairs in oak, £1,980 each, Rose Uniacke. Vertigo small pendant, £785, Constance Guisset for Petite Friture. Dali vase, £30; and Javi terrazzo serving board, £25, both Habitat. Plates, from £2 for a side plate, Ikea 365+ for Ikea. Glass bottles in white, £15 each, Serax at The Conran Shop; Pale Samphire handled jug, £115, Arjan Van Dal at The New Craftsmen; and Alza bowl, £109, Ferm Living.


Work the ‘less is more’ aesthetic to perfection with subtle textures and hints of fresh green.

A’dammer Twist sideboard, £1,400, Aldo van den Nieuwelaar for Pastoe at Viaduct Furniture. Leda armchair with natural ash in Lady 1443, £3,578, Antonio Citterio for Flexform. Round oak mirror, £275, Cox & Cox; large Marquee box in Golden Khaki, £42, Tivoli at Amara; Luna vase, £54; and Viva vase in green, £95, both BoConcept; and Maggy box, £45, Federica Bubani at Nisi Living. Rectangular jute rug, from £189.99, Zara Home.


Shades of cream, walnut and sage combine, scoring serious style points.

Curtain in Chelsea linen in Sage, £65m, Kirkby Design. Moreau bed in Fanello by Sahco, £4,100, Pinch. Barker side table, £1,850, Sebastian Cox. Flamingo clothes stand in matt lacquered Argilla, £2,076, Gino Carollo for Porada. Play pouffe in woven nabuk leather, £1,742, Poliform. Array twin opal wall light, £590, CTO Lighting. Rem pillowcase in Agave, £115 for two; Saten bed sheet in Tisana, £370; and Rem fitted sheet in Marmo, £299, all Society Limonta; linen pillowcases in Melange, £23.50 each, Oggetto. Moon mirror, £90, Erdem Akan for Nude Glass; and Lehmusto tree ornaments, £300 for a set of eight, Company at The Conran Shop. Tallulah rug, £300, Habitat.

Photography / Jon Day

Styling / Jo Bailey

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