This year’s designs ride a retro wave with hip, curvy shapes and a laid-back Californian vibe
That ’70s show furniture and accessories catch a retro Californian vibe with swoon-inducing curves and low-slung, laid-back shapes
When cocktail hour calls, glam up your drinks trolley with a chic decanter, elegantly etched with fine detailing. Just the thing for mixing Mai Tais.
Trafalgar decanter, £525, David Linley. Pineapple, £40, John Lewis. Vase, £19.99, Zara Home. Brewer trolley, £320, Abigail Ahern. Louis Vuitton Bunny Ears by Tanya Ling framed print, £400, Fashion Illustration Gallery. Briquette Grey wallpaper, £15 per roll, Graham & Brown.
Catch the last rays reflected from Laguna Beach with these curvaceous metal mirrors. Zhuzh up the ocean colour scene with graphic patterns underfoot.
Lamour mirrors, £495 per cluster, Graham and Green. Briquette Grey wallpaper, as before. Giacometti bench, £2,412, Porta Romana. Refraction Light runner, £2,281, Paul Smith for The Rug Company. Rucksack, £275, Toast. LED skipping rope, £75, The Conran Shop. Quad skates, £59.95, skates.co.uk. Sipper cup, £14, Urban Outfitters.
An iconic piece of Seventies seating, this low-slung sofa invites you to lay back and relax – its swathes of tactile velvet in deepest blue are as tempting as a dip in the Pacific.
Togo three-seater sofa, £2,272, Ligne Roset. Licce rocking chair, £4,500, The Conran Shop. Mr Zheng coffee table, £823, Lema. Paper cups, £1 for ten, Tiger. Mega bottle, £28, House Doctor at Amara. Flokati rug, £450, Habitat. Chicago floor lamp, £189, Made.com with Livingetc. Gibson guitars, from £1,899 each; Sola fuzzbox, £399; and lead, £8.99, all Macari’s. Mirror balls, from £33 each, DZD. Giacometti bench, as before. Prism tote, £790, Bao Bao Issey Miyake at The Conran Shop. Sun Setting on Palm Springs by Stephen Abela painted canvas, £475, artfinder.com. Briquette Grey wallpaper, as before.
Sharpen up the decade’s shag-pile look with on-trend geometrics. A sophisticated combo of brass and marble gives this elegant table its designer edge.
Canaan accent table, £1,650; and Peter rug, £2,785, Jonathan Adler. Tired Man armchair, £2,599, by Lassen at Twentytwentyone. Leopard-print cushion, £28, Biba at House of Fraser. Missoni S/S 1991 by Gladys Perint Palmer framed print, £400, Fashion Illustration Gallery. Skateboards, from £280 each, Nudie Boards. On terrace: faux coconut palm tree, £285, Out There Interiors; faux lotus, £47.50; and faux aloe vera, £79.50; Abigail Ahern; faux palm leaves, also by door, from £7.95 each, Miafleur; and sneakers, £60, Keds.
Untreated wood and faux coral and starfish ramp up the beachcomber vibe – throw in some Seventies sculptures of animal forms to re-create a day out in Malibu.
Planks shelving, £2,285, Benchmark. Faux coral, from £65 each; and faux starfish, £16.50 each, all India Jane. Faux sea shell, £25, Rockett St George. LA Jolla Palms by Jenny Kraft framed print, £109.33, King & Mcgaw. Toucan on stand, £3,500, Sergio Bustamante at Talisman. Zig Zag drum, £50, Next Home. Rambler radio, £120, Roberts Radio. Whippet, £700, Circa. Beach rug, £875 per sq m, Michaela Schleypen for Front. Faux lotus and faux aloe vera, as before. Faux palm, on terrace, £19; and Kalasa plant pot, £8, Ikea.
Embellished with concentric circles, this brass-fronted cabinet is a decadent take on Seventies Scandi looks… Mirror balls and music-inspired art provide a hit of rock’n’roll style.
Abbado low cabinet, £5,623, Julian Chichester. 2Xperience turntable, £1,050, Pro-ject at Henley Designs. LPS, from a selection, The Conran Shop. Decorative head, £19.95, Dwell. Sunglasses, from a selection, Liberty. California map, £9.50, Stanfords. Plectrum Medium Fender 01 by Patrick Thomas framed print, £481, Nelly Duff. Mirror ball, £60, London Speaker Hire. Soufflé chair, framed print and wallpaper – for details, see opposite. Sheepskin rugs, £70 each, John Lewis.
Ruched-leather detailing gives this plumped-up chair its air of opulent glamour – match its sleek metal legs with gleaming accessories to conjure up a scheme fit for a Hollywood diva.
Soufflé chair, £10,699, Kelly Wearstler at Harrods. Zebra-print rug, £349.99, Zara Home. Pugil floor lamp, £1,176, Bert Frank. Curtain made in Rivage 37420571 polyester in Lilas, £51 per m, Camengo. Chevron shelving unit, £449, Atkin and Thyme. Oscar-style trophies, £10.10 each, onlinetrophies.co.uk. Shoes, from a selection, Toast. Wedge sandals, £69, Biba at House of Fraser. Chris Maxey’s Legs in Tights framed print, £250.54, King & Mcgaw. Orbital W6905-01 wallpaper, £78 per roll, Osborne & Little.
Forget about the lava lamp – with its off-kilter curves and crescent-shaped band, this light is an icon of the future. Team with an edgy tripod table unafraid to show off its grain.
Crescent table light, £1,185, Lee Broom at Heal’s. End Grain coffee table, £349, West Elm. 1970 eau de parfum, £75, Bella Freud at The Conran Shop. Coconut drink, £5.50, Selfridges Foodhall. Trim phone, £34.95, Wild & Wolf. Sheepskin rug, £1,295, Sweetpea & Willow. Deco Palm 105/8036 wallpaper, £80 per roll, Cole & Son. Love YSL by David Downton framed print, £350, Fashion Illustration Gallery.
Double the pamper factor by dressing a luxe leather bed in pure, sensual silk. Floral wall art and a fabulously ornate floor lamp keep the Palm Springs spirit alive.
Diamante bed, £2,460, Natuzzi. Rubans Sage bedding, from £62 for a pillowcase; and Windsor bedspread, £599, all Gingerlily. cushions, from left, Green Feathered, £95, Susi Bellamy Cushions at Amara; Kew, £132, Missoni Home at Harrods; Riad, £40, Habitat; and faux fur, £10, George Home at Asda. D8700 hairdryer, £29.99, Remington at Boots. Hairbrush, £5.94, hairsupermarket.com. Circlet side tables, £125 for two, Next Home. Art Pottery vases, from £59 each, West Elm. Pineapple eye mask, on vase, £52, Holistic Silk. rug, as before. On terrace: faux coconut palm tree; faux lotus and faux aloe vera, as before; and faux Carolina King banana tree, £550, Abigail Ahern. Flower wall art, £13.50 each, very.co.uk. Palm Tree floor lamp, £5,850, Maison Jansen at Circa. Deco Palm wallpaper, as before.