Though often thought of as bold and distinctive, block prints can also be understated and sophisticated. This subtle wallpaper design adds a sense of depth and texture, which is enlivened by layered bed linen in ochre, citrine and petrol blue for a contemporary look...
Though often thought of as bold and distinctive block prints can also
Add some artisan charm to your dining room scheme with a block-print tablecloth. Opting for a single print in a neutral scheme is a great way to focus attention and enliven a simple space. Pops of bright contrast colour on shapely tableware and accessories are a fitting accompaniment to the crisp design...
Add some artisan charm to your dining room scheme with a blockprint
Aloha! With its easy mix of exuberant leafy prints and tactile weaves, the latest take on tropical style will transport you to warm Hawaiian shores (styling, Melinda Ashton-Turner, photographs, Jake Curtis).

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Aloha With its easy mix of exuberant leafy prints and tactile weaves
TOR Interiors
For a productive working home office space, solid, accessible storage is a must-have and what better way to store than a sturdy bookshelf. To give it some character, lining the back of a bookshelf is a simple but effective way of introducing a distinctive accent to a room. Here, raffia provides a tactile contrast to the deep blue-black of the walls...
For a productive working home office space solid accessible storage is a
Design a kitchen that will complement the traditional features in your home. This classic cream cabinetry has been fitted around pretty sash windows and a charming windowseat nook. Elegant patterned Roman blinds and a pink tablecloth add warmth to the scheme...
Design a kitchen that will complement the traditional features in your home
Barefoot Flooring Ltd
Curving forms, horizontal lines and rich colours – three of the elements needed to achieve smart Art Deco style and this home office ticks all the boxes. Simple details like the minimal desk lamp and red chair bring the look together for a super smart working space...
Curving forms horizontal lines and rich colours three of the elements needed
Opt for a monochrome bathroom scheme for a fresh and sophisticated look. The rich wood of the washstand and elegant marble top adds warmth and texture, making sure it doesn’t feel too stark. Drawers are a great choice in a small space as they will provide more storage than a traditional cupboard...
Opt for a monochrome bathroom scheme for a fresh and sophisticated look
As there are no windows in this kitchen, modern glass-fronted cabinets with mirrored backs and interior lighting help to bounce light back out into the room. Lighting is key in this space, hence its abundance; there are LEDs recessed into the ceiling, task lighting is fitted under the cabinets over the work surfaces and a pendant shade hangs above the table for focused light on the dining area...
As there are no windows in this kitchen modern glassfronted cabinets with
Daylight and fresh air are key considerations in a comfortable and inviting home, and VELUX roof windows will help you maximise these elements. [ Velux.com Link ]
Daylight and fresh air are key considerations in a comfortable and inviting
Pam Asanovic
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Use sill length curtains to hint at a 1930s cottage feel. A window seat is a stylish addition, especially where a bold approach to mixing pattern has been taken. The idea is that anything goes, so combine florals, checks and plains without fear – the only rule is to use what you love within a key colour scheme. Here yellows, chalky neutrals, and mint and khaki, with a touch of pink, ensure the...
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Use sill length curtains to hint at a 1930s cottage feel A
Greens are naturally calming and soothing and are the perfect choice for a room overlooking the garden. Combine botanical florals, leaf prints and subtle stripes for a look that is at home with a selection of potted hydrangea and all-round garden views...
Greens are naturally calming and soothing and are the perfect choice for
Combine small prints and larger motifs in shades of mint, jade, lime and leaf green for an uplifting effect in a sunny dining room. The painted tongue-and-groove wall panels bring lightness to the scheme and help balance the generous use of pattern...
Combine small prints and larger motifs in shades of mint jade lime
For a fresh take on tongue-and-groove panelling, painted wood strips of varying widths can be attached to the wall using battens, while mismatched fabrics from the same colour palette are a pretty way to hide under-sink storage...
For a fresh take on tongueandgroove panelling painted wood strips of varying
A pretty wallpaper with a botanical theme helps to evoke the sense of a verdant garden year round. To enhance the indoor-outdoor mood, a soft linen curtain with a lower panel in a complementary tone allows light through while also offering privacy...
A pretty wallpaper with a botanical theme helps to evoke the sense
Drawing on a palette of fresh greens to evoke the feel of a summer garden, our inspiring decorating schemes will make leisurely lunches a pure pleasure. Pair this look with an array of pretty ceramic tableware for a sophisticated feel...
Drawing on a palette of fresh greens to evoke the feel of
Layering different tones of green around a conservatory window will give the illusion of the outdoors inside. Make use of an empty window spot with a stylish seat upholstered in fabric that complements the colour palette. Green works best in a light-filled space and evokes pastoral pleasure no matter what the season. Dot glass vases in varied shapes and sizes along a windowsill to create a...
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Layering different tones of green around a conservatory window will give the
It’s easier to mix patterns when they are drawn from the same colour palette. Try experimenting with scale, combining florals and geometrics. A combination of smaller prints and larger motifs in shades of mint, jade and lime have an uplifting effect...
Its easier to mix patterns when they are drawn from the same
Ans Basson
Team monochrome accessories with rustic stone walls for a pared-back look with character. Sculptural paper lanterns make a statement against shades of soft terracotta while matching accessories pull the look together. Simple linear furniture gives it a minimalist look...
Team monochrome accessories with rustic stone walls for a paredback look with