Watercolour washes, dry brush strokes and street-style graffiti give this season’s textiles and prints their creative edge
Layer inky-blue wallpapers to add depth and vibrancy – install an art-like focal point by framing one shade.
WALLS Papered in Innocence Nuage ICC27559109 wallpaper in Gris, £56.50 per roll, Casadeco; with panel in Baltic Sea in Blue, £119 per roll, Teija Vartianen at Feathr. FURNITURE Dedicato console table, £1,175, Didier Gomez for Ligne Roset at Chaplins. FlooR Seashell engineered-oak planks, £74.94 per sq m, Fired Earth. DETAILS leaning ladder, £1,800, Katharine Morling. Denim jacket, from £55, Rokit. On console: tableware, from £15 for an espresso cup, Mud Australia at Harrods; and Suton vase, £25; and Abaya vases, £15 each, Habitat. Artists’ sketchbooks, from £13.50 each, Jackson’s Art Supplies.
Explore tonal harmony by using the whole of a palette – from soft, pastel blue to the deepest azure.
WALLS As before. WindoWs Curtains made in Esme 7754/05 linen in Danube, £50 per m, Romo. FURNITURE Galerist display cabinet, £7,896, Christophe Pillet for Lema. Floor As before. DETAILS Terracotta pots, from £35 each, The Cretan Pottery Company; painted in Lapis Lazuli; Prussian; Forget Me Not; Sainte Chapelle; Cornish Ware; Bluebell; Clear Sky; Jodhpur Palace; and Tourmaline matt emulsions, £39 each for 2.5l, Designers Guild. Impressionist runner, £110, Bluebellgray.
Create a subtle, impressionist mood with colourwashed patterns owing across every surface.
WALLS As before. Window As before. FURNITURE Flute Calacatta marble and metal dining table, £5,796,Roberto Barbieri for Poliform. Berlin chairs, £320 each, French Connection Home; upholstered in Water Iris 322430 linen in Ink/Charcoal, £75 per m, Zoffany. FlooR As before. DETAILS Maskros pendant, £90, Marcus Arvonen for Ikea PS. Artists’ notebooks, as before. Paintbrushes, from £6.50 each, Jackson’s Art Supplies. Oil paint, £3; and art papers, 90p per sheet, all Hobbycraft. Tumblers, £8 each, Habitat.
Bold black and white brush strokes have a Rothko-like look – stipple ceramics for a similar effect.
WALL Painted in Strong White and Off-Black estate emulsions, £39.50 each for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball. furniture Etienne Contemporary console table, £449, Atkin and Thyme. DETAILS Fernanda vase, from £30, Habitat. Trio feature lights, £38 for the set, Next Home. Julius Caesar bust, £195, Rockett St George. Vans hat, £8, TK Maxx. Try Amanda Wakeley for a similar necklace, £245. Sew-on studs, £3 for a pack of 50, Hobbycraft. Woodland Park Animal Owl vase, £62, Kate Spade New York at Amara.
Fabrics feature finer lines, swirling in monochrome patterns. Set against a wide-striped floor for contrast.
WALL As before. WindoW Curtains made in Rembrandt 30163-002 cotton-mix in Anthracite, £121 per m, Rubelli. furniture Ghost 16 sofa, £5,495, Paola Navone for Gervasoni at The Conran Shop; upholstered in Macaroni Z465 linen in Carbon, £70 per m, Zinc Textile. Fly Calacatta Oro marble coffee table, £4,324, Antonio Citterio for Flexform at Interdesign UK. Etienne console table, as before. Marble side table, £140, Oliver Bonas. floor Impressive White planks; and Impressive Burned planks, both £19.99 per sq m, Quick-Step. DETAILS Orb pendant, £2,850, CTO Lighting. Lotus pendant, £199, M&S. David Bowie, 1966 by David Wedgbury framed print, £205, King & McGaw. Cushions made in Padua F1987/01 linen in Graphite, £79 per m, Designers Guild; trimmed with Kediri T600-01 beaded rope, £9 per m, Osborne & Little. Brass horn, £1,250, Jonathan Adler. Tortoise and Elephant sculptures, £20 each; and Coco bowl, on side table, £12, all Nom Living. Decorative horses, £12.50 each; and cats, £10 each, all Sarah Campbell Designs. Fernanda vases and bust, as before.
Introduce pencil-thin geometrics and ink-blot motifs to play with scale and form.
WALL As before. Window As before. FURNITURE Ghost sofa, as before. FlooR As before. DETAILS Dhurrie floor cushions, £95 each, Habitat; upholstered in, top and bottom, Lascaux AC204-21 cotton/linen-mix, £194 per m, Alan Campbell at Tissus d’Hélène; and, centre, Tracks linen, £99 per m, Kate Blee for Christopher Farr Cloth. Balloon floor lamp, £1,860, Lucie Koldová and Dan Yeffet for Brokis at Poliform. Bowie print, as before. Jacket, £65, Beyond Retro.
Use reversible colours and prints on a single piece to create a contemporary, op-art design.
WALL As before. FURNITURE Gorska chair, £2,665, Julian Chichester; upholstered in Orsen L9050-01 linen in Black; and Orwell L9050-02 linen in White, both £79 per m, Larsen at Colefax and Fowler. Marc Newson book stand and Annie Leibovitz Collector’s Edition book, £1,700, Ralph Lauren Home. FlooR As before. DETAILS Picture frames, from £12.95 each, Rockett St George
Team graphic textiles with faux concrete and graffiti for a streetwise statement.
THIS PAGE Walls Papered in Ripple Concrete mural, as before; and No Toys Allowed FP371001 wallpaper, £564 per roll, Pierre Frey. Furniture Mesh lockers, £468 each, Bowles & Bowles. Beatnik bed, £845; and Perfect mattress, £575, Loaf. Floor Bell twist carpet in Windermere Lake, £40 per sq m, Brintons. details Industrial shelving, £48, Rockett St George. turn on lamp, £99, Wrong for Hay at Unique & Unity. Madison Diner pendant, £150, BHS. Authentic Jeans duvet cover, £189; and pillowcases, £39 each, Lexington. Iso pillowcase (part of a bed set), £39, Made.com. Denim cushion, from £140, Cushlab. Tokyo throw in Red, £245, Zuzunaga at Amara. Denim jackets, from £55 each, Rokit. Chuck sneakers, from £45, Converse. acoustic guitar, stylist’s own.
Keep the urban vibe alive with hand-drawn doodles in vibrant shades. Been there, tagged that…
WALLS As before. Furniture lockers, as before. The Piggy Bag beanbag, £79, Made.com; upholstered in Wobblepotamus K5136/02 cotton in Ice Box, £55 per m, Jon Burgerman for Kirkby Design; and Plains Seven 141813 polyester in Tomato, £22 per m, Scion. Floor As before. DETAILS Hello and Boom wall art, £10 each, Next Home. Festoon lights, £24.99, lights4fun.co.uk. Skateboard decks, from £34.95 each, skatehut.co.uk. Denim jackets and sneakers, as before.
Photography ⁄ Chris Everard
Styling ⁄ Hannah Franklin