Decorating Trend: Slim Aarons And Mid Century Modern

A retro chest works sleek geometric details and a pretty pastel palette, while the lamp teases the eye with its unexpected proportions.

The sexy curves of the sofa and a gorgeously plush rug lure you in for an indulgent hit of poolside gossip set against an epic slatted wall.

Trippy vinyl beats, peek-a-boo shelving and a jazzy jumble of low-level seating makes for a fab chill-out zone.

Classic meets playful as plastic fantastic pieces pop against a console’s ultra-composed lines.

With their laid-back LA looks, these poolside picks totally rock indoors. A cane bar is the new must-have.

Spelling out the hedonistic mood of the era, a cheeky flash of neon brazenly leads the way to cocktail o’clock.

The outside-inside vibe gets an upbeat twist with classic seating and a table that echoes the beauty of a seasoned redwood.

Slim Aarons captured a moment when life was beautiful and this Hollywood Hills-style bedroom nails that Fifties chic. And, oh, that divine headboard!

Sharp geometric design meets full-on femininity for a dressing area worthy of a celebrated society swan.

Photography ⁄ Paul Raeside

Styling ⁄ Marianne Cotterill

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