This year’s de­signs ride a retro wave with hip, curvy shapes and a laid-back Cal­i­for­nian vibe

Living Etc - - FRONT PAGE - Pho­tog­ra­phy ⁄ Paul Rae­side Styling ⁄ Jo Bai­ley

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, 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, 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, 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, on­linetro­ 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, hair­su­per­mar­ 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, Palm Tree floor lamp, £5,850, Maison Jansen at Circa. Deco Palm wall­pa­per, as be­fore.

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