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