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Claire used a mix of shapes and colours in her styling to cre­ate a lay­ered de­sign. Start­ing with a strong, co­he­sive foun­da­tion in the fur­ni­ture, floor­ing and ar­chi­tec­tural de­tails, she then added vases, bowls and wall hang­ings of dif­fer­ent sizes to cre­ate vis­ual in­ter­est. “When us­ing colour, I tend to work with a lim­ited pal­ette of up to three to four colours, but they don’t need to all be the same hue,” she adds. “Avoid an overly staged look by vary­ing up the tones and go­ing for a mix of tex­tures.” An­other tip? “Work to the pro­por­tions of the room, tak­ing into ac­count the ceil­ing height, and work in pieces that play to the vol­ume of the space.”

BLUE CORNER The couple en­joy ad­join­ing master suites, and Robert’s is de­cidely mas­cu­line with a Lewis arm­chair from Jar­dan, Hal­cyon Lake rug and cus­tom Kumo cush­ion from Ni.Ni.Cre­ative

RAISE THE BAR A Line ta­ble lamp from Douglas & Bec, Tom Dixon “Tank” de­canter and glasses from Sa­fari Liv­ing and Henry Wil­son leather desk mat perch proudly on the New York side ta­ble from Grazia & Co. The art­works on the wall are by Mae­gan Brown. PLAY AROUND WITH ITEMS OF DIF­FER­ING SHAPES, SUCH AS CIR­CU­LAR GLASS­WARE WITH RECT­AN­GU­LAR ART­WORKS

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