This home proves that 1970s-in­spired colours are back

ELLE Decoration (UK) - - Contents - Words AMY MOOREA WONG Pho­tog­ra­phy VIN­CENT LEROUX

The retro dec­o­rat­ing pal­ette has re­turned, but this trend is far from just a throw­back. Con­tem­po­rary de­sign­ers are us­ing these colours with a more del­i­cate touch than you might re­mem­ber from those 1970s bath­room suites – av­o­cado and salmon are be­ing mixed with gen­tle pas­tels, nat­u­ral pat­terns and lux­u­ri­ous ma­te­ri­als. For a les­son in how to make these shades work in your home, you need look no fur­ther than French in­te­rior de­signer Claude Cartier’s re­gen­er­a­tion of this Lyon apart­ment. She uses bold hues to high­light orig­i­nal ar­chi­tec­tural de­tails, while art­fully bal­anc­ing them with more muted tones. The ta­pes­tries on the walls and touches of flo­ral upholstery break up the blocks of colour, but what binds the space is a sense of glam­our. Join us as we take a closer look at how this fa­mil­iar pal­ette has been up­dated for mod­ern tastes.

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