Decorating With Inky Blues

Swish splash:Get maximum marks for artistic impression with RorschachTest-style paint effects.

Contrast blocks of denim with all-white surfaces.

A blotter-print bolster relaxes the look.

Give traditional features an update with a duo-tone finish.

Give traditional features an update with a duo-tone finish.

Top and tail the dado rail with tactile, textural wallpaper.

Meditate on a shifting spectrum of blue, from intense sapphire and violet to the palest lilac.

Gradated shades in off-kilter patterns boost the glam factor.

Photography / Paul Raeside

Styling / Claudia Bryant

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.