Angular storage with sloping shelves stands out from the crowd –team with a pair of zany chairs to form a funky trio of pieces.

Display your fashion staples on an updated designer icon… Its pops of colour are perfectly in tune with the modern mood.

Create a setting fit for a punk princess with pastel-pink furniture, comic-book images and an eye-popping array of accessories.

Group together a range of ombré-coloured ceramics – Japanese street styleis a similar mix of individuality and shared identity.

Bold blocks of primary shades work equally well – this centrepiece tablein vivacious yellow makes a fabulous focal point.

Echo the shape of a traditional Japanese fan with this extra-curvaceous chair…Its gradated grey finish ups the glam factor.

Recreate a Harajuku street scene with cartoon characters and dazzling graphics.A plump sofa is just the place to take in the view…

This sleek bench blends Zen minimalism with modern multifunction – it can just as easilybe used as a console or coffee table.

Add some Western kitsch to the scheme with Damien Hirst-style art and an Adler sculpture.A pretty pastel bed helps ground the look.

Photography ⁄ Simon Bevan


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.