Grand Simplicity

Plaster-effect wallpaper painted in a pale shade of pink makes a fitting backdrop for furniture and art.

Cast a diffused, heavenly light on angelic objects through sequin-embellished curtains.

Add new perspectives with a vast trompe l’oeil motif – a picture frame has never looked quite so epic.

Give textured neutral fabrics an added twist with generously proportioned pleats.

Reverse the natural order by setting off-white bouclé upholstery against a sheer black wall.

Inject a dash of contemporary style into a trad-shaped chair with subtle geometric textiles.

Neutral-hued wallpaper embossed with waves of painterly marks creates a restful, free-flowing feel.

Shimmering ferns and extravagant fringes lend bedroom accessories a glamorous edge.

A divine mix of wrought-iron, scrolled-wood and rattan pieces blends beautifully in a neutral scheme.

Show off sculptural designs to fab effect with a modern-day basket-weave print. It’s simply grand…

Photography ⁄ Paul Raeside

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.