Geometric monochromes and a punchy but restrained palette make for a simple yet playful room with plenty of wow factor and styled displays.
Carmack occasional chair, $249.95, from Zanui. Faux fur cushion, $69, from Mint Interior Design. Stockholm pouffe, $499, from Ikea. ON FLOOR Adum rug, $149, from Ikea. Attica cushion, $39.95, from Linen House. ON BED Larsen queen quilt cover set, $179.95, and Deco “Pillar”
cushion in Black, $34.95, from Linen House. Silk cushion cover in Nightshade, $49, from West Elm. ON WALL Mosslanda picture ledge in White, $7.99, from Ikea. ON SHELVES FROM LEFT Varvind vases, $4.99 for set of 2, from Ikea. The Great Gatsby book (Penguin Books), $8.45, from Angus & Robertson. Tom Pigeon Perpetual calendar, $48, from Hello Polly. Portobello vase, $29.95, from Freedom. Art pottery vase, $29, and figurative animal planter, $29.95, from West Elm. Trensum
mirror, $5.99, and Ranarp wall/clamp spotlight, $29.99, from Ikea. Anais Cuddle mug in Grey Spot, $7.95, from Freedom. “Love You” A4
print, $24.95 for A4, from Olive et Oriel in Ribba frame, $9.99, from Ikea.
Choose three or four key colours that contrast well and work to best effect against black and white.
Use a ready-made picture ledge as a shelf and paint it into a rectangle to highlight what’s on it.
When it comes to cowhide, a little goes a long way. Black and white patterned hide adds fun to a room.
Continue a geometric theme throughout your space with a round rug.
A shapely spot of colour can create a feature out of plain and simple, DIY wall-mounted shelves.