VIN­TAGE flo­rals

Country Living (UK) - - Decorating -

Pat­tern and print take cen­tre stage in pale and pretty colours along­side a blend of vin­tage and an­tique-style fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories FLOOR­ING Painted boards; wooden floors; pale nat­u­ral floor cov­er­ings; sea­grass or sisal; car­pets in pale neu­tral colours LIGHT­ING Wall sconces and chan­de­liers; el­e­gant vin­tage styles; metallics WALLS Sprigged or pat­terned flo­ral pa­pers; warm neu­tral paint colours; tongue-and-groove; an­tique off-whites FUR­NI­TURE A pale wrought-iron bed­stead; oint­ment pink or gen­tle pale shades; the clas­sic curves of carved French styles

1 Iznik cush­ion, £94, Rap­ture & Wright (rap­ture­and­ 2 Ju­lia cot­ton bed­li­nen, from £20 for a pair of pil­low­cases, Cab­bages & Roses (cab­bage­san­ 3 In Bloom writ­ing pa­per, £12.50 for ten sheets and en­velopes, Laura Stod­dart (lauras­tod­ 4 Kimi light, £195, Peter­sham Nurs­eries (pe­ter­sham­nurs­ 5 Cuisse de Nym­phe Emue EMUL­SION, from £45/2.5L, Ed­ward Bulmer (ed­ward­bul­mer­ 6 French House Gris painted chair, £195, An­gel & Boho (an­ge­land­ 7 Hazel chest ofdraw­ers, £859, Gra­ham & Green (gra­hamand­ 8 Flo­ral bed­spread, £110, Cath Kid­ston (cathkid­ 9 Sum­mer gift bunch of faux flow­ers, £135, Fox Flow­ers (foxflow­ 10 Wonki Ware Brights plate, £22, The Con­ran Shop (con­ran­ 11 Loco floor lamp, £275, Loaf (

Right Painted fur­ni­ture works well for this style. Deeper greys can be more cur­rent, while creams and off-whites are a peren­nial favourite

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