Colour stories: Forest Green

This hessian wall covering creates a dramatic, evocative backdrop.

Layering tonal shades and experimenting with shapes results in a striking painterly effect.

Against a peaceful, stone background, this leaf-toned velvet sofa is the main attraction.

When night falls, this pale and dark paint effect comes to life, with low-level candles casting a soft light

Up the style ante with tactile, luxurious finishes, such as this vellum cabinet and velvet armchair.

Dare to be bold and dress a fire surround with geometric 3-D tiles for an eye-popping feature.

Spark interest by mixing old and new – a classic chaise, period paintings and a sleek modern floor lamp make a stylish combo.

Raise the glamour stakes with a flamboyant carved headboard swathed in plush velvet.

Made in soft linen, this elegant two-toned, floor-length curtain makes a gorgeous room divider.

A sculptural vase and toning accessories bring subtle colour and beauty to a monochrome scheme.

Think on a grand scale – a deep tub, a tall screen and a supersized chandelier – to add drama and sophistication.

Photography ⁄ Emma Lee

Styling ⁄ Hannah Franklin

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.