We embrace our inner nomad with a considered mix of Eastern, African and South American patterns paired with natural materials, rich textures and bold hues for an elegant, worldly look at home
Embrace your inner nomad with a mix of worldly patterns paired with natural materials and rich textures.
This calm colour palette of warm neutrals grounded by black accents allows an eclectic mix of hand-woven Ethiopian and Mayan textiles to take centre stage. Furniture with simple, clean lines brings balance to the scheme.
opening page FURNITURE Etienne cabinet, H140xw96xd35cm,
£8,995, Louise Bradley. Tabouret ceramique earthenware side table, H45x diam29cm, £1,150, Victoria Stainow. Similar vintage chairs, Fiona Mcdonald.
WALLS Paros wallpaper in Vert Pin, £99 a roll, Nobilis. FABRIC Chairs in Zulu 09, linen mix, £138m, Pepe Peñalver at Lizzo Showroom.
ACCESSORIES Geometric vase 11 Chile, £950, Daniel Reynolds at Maison Numen. Fotsy Hazo fragrance candle in Firewood Grapefruit Eucalyptus, £270, Baobab. Cross vase, £215, Abigail Ahern. Lucca water tumbler, £9; Kannitraka basket, £220; both The Conran Shop. Contemporary Persian kelim TX577, 267x337cm, £3,510, Larusi. above FURNITURE Rodan coffee table in black stained ash, H34xdiam80cm, £1,055, Pinch. Drum stool with timber plinth, H50xdiam45cm, £305 plus 1.5m fabric, Clock House Furniture.
FABRIC Drum stool in Sultanat 38593577, linen, £75.70m, Casamance.
ACCESSORIES Rajasthani wooden bowl, £85, Baileys. Japanese teacups, £30 set of four, Rouge. Basket by Ye’kwana people, £135, Maison Numen. Kamina patterned bud vase, £18, House of Fraser. Hand-carved stone bowl (used as planter), £57.60, Larusi. opposite page FURNITURE Eden large sofa H86xw244xd99cm, from £1,629 plus fabric, Sofa Workshop. Longwave chair, H115xw97xd95cm, £2,280, Diesel for Moroso at Heal’s. Ethiopian stool, H35xdiam40cm, £260, Baileys. Rodan coffee table in black stained ash, H34xdiam80cm, £1,055, Pinch. WALLS China Clay Dark, Intelligent Emulsion, £47 for 2.5 litres, Little Greene. FABRICS Eden sofa in Tosca in Beech, linen mix, £130m, Mark Alexander. Curtain in Bellvale in Black, linen mix, £115m, Larsen at Colefax and Fowler. Left-hand
cushion in Luma in Indigo, linen, £156m, Penny Morrison at Lorfords London. ACCESSORIES Untitled oils on canvas, 70x55cm, £1,600 each, Julian
Wakelin. Ocosito Falseria cushion in Black (centre), £125, A Rum Fellow. Ochre and Grey cushion (second right), £38, French Connection. Anatolian cushion in vintage hemp (right), £66, Larusi. Rajasthani wooden bowl, £85, Baileys. Softpot glass vase in Steel Blue, £325, Stewart Hearn at Vessel. Retro Brass floor lamp, H150xw25xd28cm, £145, French Connection. Arrow flat-woven rug in Khaki, 8x10ft, £598, Anthropologie.
Curtain fabric with markings reminiscent of Japanese brushstrokes makes a smart yet understated feature in this contemporary dining space. Adding warmth is a wood table and hand-crafted bentwood pendant light, complemented by sculptural ceramics that display the perfect marriage of form and function.
oppositeCH327, H72xw190xd95cm,page FURNITURE £3,927,Mixed woodsAram Store.table Visu chairs in Green with sled base, H80.5xw45.5x D50cm, £219 each, Muuto at Viaduct. FABRIC Curtain in Jeu de Signes in Carbone, cotton mix, £161m, Misia Fabrics. ACCESSORIES Cage pendant light, £365, Tom Raffield. Warber large pot (on floor), £140, Abigail Ahern. Zelda black metal vase, £35; Perdita dinner plate in Brown/white, £10;
both Habitat. Conical bowl, £275, Wooden & Woven at The Conran Shop. Estoperoles plant pot, £115 set of three, Maison Numen. Arnold rug, jute, 200x300cm, £450, Habitat. THIS page Hand-crafted Tenmoku bowl, £450, The Conran Shop. Estoperoles plant pot, £115 set of three; Round green glass, £125 for a decanter set; both Maison Numen. Sylvie Saint Andre-perrin Seal (plate), £185, Designers Guild. Cup, £117, Tim Willey at Flow Gallery. Blantyre recycled storage jar, from £25, Kudu Home.
A floating wall is a great way to divide a large space and create a practical work area. Here, an eye-catching geometric wallpaper, inspired by a batik motif from the Far East, gives colour and character to this home o∞ce. Charred black furniture combined with an ink blot ceramic lamp echoes elements of restrained Japanese design.
FURNITURE Homework desk in Black Oak, H73xw122xd70cm, £1,595, The Conran Shop. Charred Comb-back Windsor chair, H100. 5xw54. 5xd68. 5cm, £1,080, Howe. WALL Haikou wallpaper in Indigo, £139.20 a roll, Pierre Frey. ACCESSORIES Oil and collage on canvas in oak frame, 50x40cm, £1,100, Liza Giles. Etching, £300, Daisy Ellis. Ontario A4 black frame, £12, Habitat. Goliathus orientalis beetle A4 poster, £18.50; A4 oak frame,£36; both Skandium. Ink Blot Ridley lamp, H70cm, £594; tall cylinder shade
Black, diam40.5cm, £194; both Porta Romana. Orange Japanese teacup, £30 set of four assorted designs, Rouge. Rhian Malin large vase, £65, Heal’s. Hand-carved stone bowl (used as plant pot), £57.60, Larusi. Brass stationery tray, £55; Black ceramic teapot, £65; Oak bowl, £46; all Native & Co. Khadi handmade paper, from £3 a sheet, Green & Stone. Carnet de Voyage fabric-covered A6 notebooks, £26 set of three, Caravane. Borneo tribal basket, £40, Olli Ella. Bundi cushion, 45cm sq, £29, Urbanara. Dark in wool rug, 120x180cm, £330, French Connection.
Inspired by tribal markings, this scheme successfully layers graphic patterns of varying sizes to create a sense of depth. The labyrinthine wallpaper, embellished with a Batonga straw platter, is a striking contrast to the decorative floor tiles and storage seat finished with textured and patterned cushions. Whitewashed shelving, used to display beadwork from Borneo and horn pots from Uganda, makes a charming alternative to the traditional cabinet of curiosities.
ABOVE TOP SHELF Iga ceramic cups in Grey and Green, £40 each, Native & Co. Horn pot, from £25, Kudu Home. Folk Art Fish no 15 print, £65, The Shop Floor Project. Ontario black A4 frame, £12, Habitat. Woven pot, £49, William Yeoward. MIDDLE SHELF Dogan jug, £49, Oka. Small Sumba statue on stand, £39, Shimu. Tim Willey large cup (used as plant holder), £143; Lisa Stockham black floral pot, £600; both Flow Gallery. Vintage green storage jar, £45, Raj Tent Club. Rolls of decorative papers, from £3 a sheet, Shepherds. BOTTOM SHELF Beadwork storage boxes, medium, £95; large, £115; both William Yeoward. Wooden brush pot (used as plant holder), £65, Shimu. Chinese Money plant, Clifton Nurseries. Similar Japanese print, The Japanese Gallery. A4 Oak frame, £36, Skandium.
OPPOSITE page FURNITURE Koba chair, H101xw76xd86cm, £295, Habitat. WALLS Siroc wallpaper 376059, £75 a roll, Brian Yates. FLOORING Monochrome decorative porcelain tiles, 23cm sq, £45.37sq m; base tiles, 23cm sq, £38.37sq m; both Mandarin Stone. FABRICS Bench cushion and chair cushion in Astrid in Forest Green, cotton mix, £125m, Jim Thompson at Fox Linton. Green cushions (by window) in Paradox in Green/black, linen, £69m, Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa at GP&J Baker. Geometric cushions in Morley in Naranja and Gris; both viscose mix, £137.80m, Gastón y Daniela at Abbott & Boyd. ACCESSORIES Zimbabwean Batonga straw platter (on wall), diam52cm, £55, Raj Tent Club. Round green decanter set, £125, Maison Numen. Hasami porcelain black plate £22, Native & Co. Medium rush basket, £32, Christiane Lemieux at House of Fraser.
An oversized headboard is a stunning way to make the most of an exquisite fabric. Here, it creates a striking focal point against deep blue walls, while an Indian Kantha quilt adds another layer of interest to the inviting mix of textiles on the bed.
FURNITURE King-size divan, £475; Borderdale king-size mattress, £595; both Button & Sprung. Stockholm coffee table (used as bench), H40xw160xd50cm, £120, Ikea. Similar headboard, The Dormy House. Svelto lamp table in Dead Matt Walnut, H50xdiam50cm, £550, Heal’s. WALLS Hick’s Blue, Intelligent Matt Emulsion, £47 for 2.5 litres, Little Greene. FABRICS Headboard in Geometric Pic Nic in Corail, jute, £167.50m, Dedar. Divan base in Launay in Twilight, £53m, Romo. Cushion on bed in A Maze Embroidery in Sand, linen mix, £238m, Schumacher at Turnell & Gigon; backed in Birodo in Flame, cotton mix, £82m, Zoffany. ACCESSORIES Ivory White Diamond Stitch king-size duvet cover, £435; Ivory White Diamond Stitch pillowcases, £69 each; all Volga Linen.
Alba bedcover in Nuit, 260x170cm, £220; Mota Daim cotton percale pillowcases, £62 each; all Caravane. Sardinian Pompom cushion cover in Tomato, £235; Kantha patchwork Indigo quilt, £650; both The Conran Shop. Medium Grey flower pot with saucer, £13, Skandium. Elzora Chalk White mug, £7, Habitat. Tribe Conga Star Weave tray, £28, House of Fraser. Mini Miami pouch in Navy, £26, Ashiana. Tribal Dark Blue throw, £45, French Connection. Cave wall arm short light, L35.5xdiam30cm, £1,200, Naomi Paul. White Eagle on a Branch framed woodcut print, £880, Ohara Koson at The Japanese Gallery. Flatweave rug, jute, 270x366cm £5,712 made to order, Tim Page Carpets. WHERE TO BUY, PAGE 159