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

Livingetc

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, showcases the world's very best homes, and has access to leading international designers for insight and ideas. it was first published in 1998, and is currently edited by Pip McCormac.