Living room

  • French Modernist living room with mixed materials

    A new wave of geometric designs, inspired by the work of abstract artist Sonia Delaunay, combines graphic shapes with exciting colour combinations to create a smart mid-century feel. Mixing a range of fabric designs featuring diamonds, circles and hexagons brings instant vitality, especially when directional light gives it a stripped appearance.

    Photography/ Paul Raeside

  • Tropical-style living room with printed fabric and bamboo

    Vintage-syle tropical prints, teamed with bamboo and cane, evoke the faded grandeur of colonial Cuba. Découpage is an impressive way of creating a bespoke piece of furniture that can be tailored to suit your room scheme.

    Photography/ Adrian Briscoe

  • Modern living room with powdery pastel colour palette

    Decorating with pastel shades needn’t mean going entirely pale. An accent wall in a darker colour, such as the deep blue used here, serves to balance lighter tones. To add depth, introduce subtle textures with wool upholstery and curtains and rugs in patterned weaves.

    Photography/ Paul Raeside

  • Classic living room with simple linens and silk furnishings

    Polished concrete flooring offers a smooth, subdued contrast to organic-shaped furnishings, while a smart grasscloth wallcovering lets dramatic artwork do the talking.

    Photography/ Damian Russell

  • Calm, relaxed living room scheme with a neutral colour palette

    Serene greens, monochrome patterns, tactile weaves and rich textures combine to deliver an inviting colour palette for a considered living space. As seen in Japanese homes, a freestanding wall acts as a divider, 
zoning a large room. Natural flooring and delicate paper lights complete the look.

    Photography/ Damian Russell

  • Deep green and blue living room with a global artisan feel

    We embrace our inner nomad with a considered mix of Eastern, African and South American patterns with natural materials, rich textures and bold hues for an elegant, worldly look at home.

    Photography/ Damian Russell

  • Exotic living room with dark-wood flooring

    A black cane sofa arranged with palm leaf-motif cushions against plain ochre linen lends an elegant exotic feel to a classic scheme. Dark-wood flooring and a table of leafy plants complete the look.

  • Summer living room with seagrass and bamboo furniture

    Washed linens and the eye-catching open design of the rattan sofa bring a relaxing mood to this inviting space, which is enhanced by unlined curtains that gently filter the sunlight. Taking inspiration from the room’s palette of raspberry and citron, our moodboard offers further ideas for creating a fresh, stylish look.

    Photography/ Emma Lee

  • Modern living room with vibrant abstract wallpaper

    A feature wall in a striking wallpaper was the starting point for this vibrant hallway design. Plain upholstery and curtains in complementary shades prevent the look from overpowering, while a textured rug adds depth.

    Photography/ Davide Lovatti

  • Living room with a mix of ancient and contemporary style

    A daybed layered with mattresses gives an Eastern flavour to this reading corner where a sense of adventure is suggested by books and maps.

    Photography/ Paul Raeside

  • Floral living room with an Italian flair

    Opting for curtains and walls in the same pastel shade creates a subtle backdrop, allowing a choice abstract upholstery print to sing out.

  • Botanical living room

    Verdant living room with trellis wallpaper

    This trellis wallpaper speaks of blissful summer days in the garden. Working geometric motifs into the scheme gives the finished look a modern edge.

  • Classic living room with paisley embroidery

    From subtly textured embroidery to richly decorative designs, Indienne-style motifs can be used to bring depth and interest to a simple, contemporary scheme. Softly coloured paisley chairs sit well within a pale scheme that blends linen, taupe and charcoal. 

    Photography/ Catherine Gratwicke

  • Living room with delicate designs and bold motifs

    Using a variety of motifs in one hue and keeping pattern to the upholstery, while walls and floors remain plain, brings depth to a scheme without it feeling too busy. In this room, a striking wave design on the sofa offers a contrast to the more subtle prints elsewhere.

  • Dramatic living room with brass elements

    The lustre of brass elements shine brightly when set against a calm backdrop of cool greys. A deep emerald green velvet sofa adds to the sense of drama and richness.

  • Living room with the vibrant tones and textiles of South America

    Upholstering a sofa in a lively combination of plain and patterned fabric creates instant character. Pair with walls in clashing hues and finish with a riot of colourful cushions.

  • Tribal style living room with monochrome pattern

    Concentrating furniture and accessories featuring strong pattern and brightly coloured plains in a confined space is a good way to define a seating area within an all-white room.

  • Emerald-green living space with a botanical theme

    This series of foliage prints set against a vibrant emerald-green wall offers modern take on the botanical theme. Sparse accessories and the clean lines of the furniture add to the contemporary flavour of the space.

  • Tropical living room

    Tropical living room with botanical overtones

    Blending fresh tones of ocean blue and lush botanical green with natural materials strengthens this scheme’s affinity with the outdoors. A delicately coloured sheer provides privacy while filtering harsh sunlight for a softer look.

  • Abstract living room

    Contemporary living room with abstract artwork

    A sofa upholstered in a multicoloured graphic print takes centre stage in this contemporary living space. Additional blocks of colour work well with the strong linear shapes of dark furniture, while walls in pale grey allow the abstract artwork to sing out in this confident look.