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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.

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