Don’t just use wallpaper on walls. Fabric can add texture and warmth to your home, and gives a cosy but tailored look. If you make a collection of something, it becomes interesting. We collect meat platters at The Whitby and bowling shoes in the bowling alley at Ham Yard. Framed in Perspex boxes, with a black felt background, they become works of art in themselves. Colours don’t have to
match. If they complement each other it’s more interesting. I’ll often have a plain wall, then introduce one large pattern alongside smaller ones, so that they’re not competing. Breaking the rules and stretching the imagination is fun. A small detail can provide the lyrical element that brings a whole room to life. Look for unusual fabrics with something that captures your imagination. They will be the thing people always remember.