West Sussex County Times : 2020-07-09

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Property Interiors

55 HORSHAM Thursday,July9,2020 www.wscountyti­mes.co.uk Property Interiors 4 decor styles to satisfy your wanderlust Gabrielle Fagan Can’t get to those far-flung climes? Bring the travel vibes home, says I more sophistica­ted than seashanty.” Reflecting our concern for the environmen­t and our oceans, designers are focusing on sea creatures and marine life in designs, often botanical in their detail, she points out. Featuring these in accessorie­s will give a modern twist to a scheme. Martin Waller, founder of interiors specialist, Andrew Martin. “It’s all about a sophistica­ted blend of the perfect symmetry of the American look, the magic of African tribal artistry, the serenity of Scandinavi­a, the heritage of France, and even the individual­ism of British décor. “For this reason, I have coined this current decade the kaleidosco­pe era. Anything goes, and the more unexpected, the better. It allows us the freedom to travel far and wide in our taste and to give a truly internatio­nal feel to our homes.” Conjure an exotic atmosphere with a Bemileke Stool, £595, Perplex Display Unit, £895 and African Artwork, price on applicatio­n, from Andrew Martin (andrewmart­in.co.uk). fresh because it’s constantly evolving to take into account our changing tastes. Currently, the trend is for a fresh, sharp, more pared-back look, still using the traditiona­l blue and white palette and stripe designs but more pinstripe than deckchair. “Punchy injections of red are must. My advice would be to keep a scheme simple and edit ruthlessly, so it’s f your holiday plans are scuppered, don’t despair – simply satisfy your wanderlust by transformi­ng your home into your favourite destinatio­n instead. We’ve taken a journey through all the latest homeware ranges to find a suitcase-full of stylish solutions for five ‘faraway’ looks. So forget about your passport and book a ticket to destinatio­n decor, which could whisk you away to white sandy beaches and crystal blue seas, coastal coves, sultry, steamy jungles, or even sunkissed California vibes… seaside into your home by drawing inspiratio­n from classic coastal colours and seashore-themed accessorie­s. “Classic coastal style is an enduringly popular, but don’t assume it stays the same. In fact, this look is as changeable as the tides,” says Rebecca Heane, co-founder of Cream Cornwall, specialist­s in the coastal style of the area. “This means it always stays 4. California dreaming If you’re a fan of laidback living, you’ll love a cool style which balances effortless understate­ment with dashes of the Golden State’s trendy Venice Beach chic. “When it comes to colour, sunshine brights are the perfect choice to recreate that chilled-out holiday feeling at home,” says Lauren Harris, senior designer at DFS. “Zingy shades create a playful, uplifting mood and paired with contempora­ry design, such as a bold yellow sofa, are a great way to bring a space to life. “Patterned footstools are another way to add extra colour, pattern and personalit­y,” she adds. “Key into a colour palette of terracotta, yellow and coral – shades which will naturally bring a zest and sense of energy to a room.” 3. Take a style safari “Swapping bedlinen for a tropical floral or botanical palm print can instantly update your bedroom for summer and give it a full-on safari feel,” says Jessie Barrell, homewares designer for Sainsbury’s Home. “Faux or real palms and foliage are in harmony with our desire for bringing the outdoors in and they have a lovely, lush, exotic feel. “These will also work to soften dark textures and sharp outlines, to give a rounded balanced feel to a room.” 1. Go global Bring the sun-soaked atmosphere of tropical beaches and foreign cultures into your living space. “Rather than being limited to one style, nowadays people are influenced by the global assortment of design,” says 2. Classic coastal Bring the sparkle of the

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