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, 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.