Project in­spi­ra­tion colour and pat­tern

De­sign a mod­ern liv­ing room scheme with bright hues and state­ment prints

Living Etc - - CONTENTS ⁄ ETC - Words and pic­ture re­search ⁄ So­phie Baylis

un­ex­pected ideas for mak­ing a bold state­ment in your liv­ing room us­ing shades and shapes

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Fol­low the 60-30-10 dec­o­rat­ing rule to add in­ter­est to a neu­tral space if you’re colour shy: 60 per cent of a room is for your pri­mary colour pal­ette (think walls, floors, rugs and so­fas), while 30 per cent is ded­i­cated to your secondary colour pal­ette (soft fur­nish­ings and ac­cent fur­ni­ture). ‘Your 10 per cent is your ac­cent colour,’ says Will tay­lor, colour con­sul­tant. ‘this could in­clude lamps, cush­ions, art­work and ac­ces­sories.’

Project de­tails this liv­ing room is a les­son in how to take a softly-softly ap­proach to ac­cent­ing. the clas­sic com­bi­na­tion of white walls and a dark wood floor serves as the per­fect host to del­i­cate dabs of dusky pink here, azure blue there. these are the Mi­ami floor lamps, £275 each, from pooky. poltrona Frau’s Nin­fea low-slung cof­fee ta­ble an­chors the space. Find a sim­i­lar sofa at Sofa.com. the Lola ot­toman, £795, is by Anne Kyyrö Quinn.

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