WOW FACTOR: Lighting

Good Homes Roomsets Living Room

Image: Andrew Boyd

Mixing an iconic selection of mid-century pieces and a statement oversized wooden pendant light (as seen on Grand Designs) for wow factor, this sophisticated space uses a smart colour palette of inky blue and faded denim, softened by blush and splashes of navy. Walnut herringbone flooring and retro furniture act as a tailored backdrop for the on-trend colour scheme, with a contemporary woodburner adding interest to one of the corners. Patterned fabric is used across cushions and accessories, gently reinforcing the retro theme in rich shades of dark blue and subtle pink. Copper accents maintain a feminine-yet-modern vibe, rippling with texture and sheen. A striking recessed shelf, painted copper within, creates a display focal point, illuminated by LED downlights that intensify the welcoming metallic glow.



Walls in tempest and pier view Period Collection emulsions, £24.99 per 2.5ltr; recessed shelf in copper metallic emulsion, £18.99 per 1.25ltr, all Crown. Floor in Kaleidoscope, Apex KAL14 MRP, from £59.99 per sqm, Karndean Designflooring. Farringdon wood-burning stove, £1,399, Arada.


Essence copper Venetian blind, £35.28, Blinds 2 Go. Rug in stardust pink, £750, Floor Story. Brooke two-seater sofa in grey, £549; Willow round footstool in arezzo blush, £99; Helsinki lamp, £119, all Oak Furniture Land. H Lis Fox coffee table, £350; H Lis Fox easy chair in denim £695; Jozef Chierowski 366 round coffee table, £325, all Rose & Grey. Odyssey console table, £475; Witt copper floor lamp, £140, both Graham and Green. The Skipper Pendant in walnut, £195, Tom Raffield

On sofa: J by Jasper Conran blue cushions, £26 each, Debenhams. Drop cushion in dusty pink, £56, Holly’s House. Beehive throw in pink, £55, Design Vintage.

On walls: The Pluto clock, £140, Newgate. In The Beginning framed print by Michelle Collins, £82; Beneath The Surface framed print by Michelle Collins, £67, both King & McGaw.

On copper shelf: Mini Siena indigo vase, £13.95; Brass Fly Frame, £29.95; glass vase in smoke and rose, £49; Rose hexagon vase, £31.50, all Holly’s House. Blue conical vase, £20; J by Jasper Conran hurricane lamps, £20 each, all Debenhams. Round copper tealight holder, £14.95, Graham and Green. Edge tealight holder, £32 for two, LSA International. Indigo Rock 17 framed print by Jen Garrido, £69; Dandelion 2 framed print by Simon C Page, £66; Stand Tall framed print by Michelle Collins, £67, all King & McGaw. Pink astrantia stem, £9, Bloom. Vintage Bloom candle and Pink Cashmere diffuser from a selection at Landon Tyler. Blue marbled vase, £45; set of five Porcoline bud vases, £50; slate-blue pillar candles, £6.80 each; set of two brushed copper candlesticks, £35, all Cox & Cox.

On console: Dar Lighting EDD4264 Eddie table lamp with shade, £75, The Lighting Company. Halo medium serving bowl, £46.50, Denby. Senap plant pot with saucer, £3, Ikea. set of two brushed copper candlesticks, £35, all Cox & Cox. Vintage Blooms candle, from a selection at Landon Tyler. marble photo frame, £7, Dunelm.

On footstool: Matthew Williamson ceramic votive, £18, Debenhams. Pack of two Sorbet tumblers, £14, LSA International. Mango wood plates, £7.50 each, Holly’s House.

On coffee table: Edge Comport, £65, LSA International. Vintage Bloom candle, from a selection at Landon Tyler.

On chair: Drop cushion in dusty pink, £56, Holly’s House.

On side table: Axis vase with ash base, £60, LSA International. Vintage Bloom candle, from a selection at Landon Tyler.

Other accessories

Set of three ceramic face vases, £26, Rose & Grey. Black iron log basket, £60; woodburner set, £90, both Garden Trading. Japanese cedar tree, £69; Pilea plant, £39; pink Astrantia stem, £9; Sorbus stem, £12, all Bloom. Selection of books, from £9.99, DK. Jigsaw succulent holders in copper and natural, £19.95 each; copper and wood succulent holder, £8.50; copper and wood five succulent holder, £19.95, all London Garden Trading. Copper round tealight holder; pink glass tealight holder, £12; set gold-dipped candles, £10.95 for three; herringbone matt brass bowl, £24.50; hexagon brass vase, £38.50; raw brass flower pot, £29; recycled teal gradient vase, £78; coral stripe wool throw, £75; blue carafe, £29, all Holly’s House. Set of two handmade copper bowls, £30; slate-blue large pillar candles, £8.13 each, Cox & Cox.


Arada 01297 3570

Blinds 2 Go 0800 862 0464.

Bloom 0844 482 2332

Cox & Cox 0330 333 2123

Crown Paints 0330 024 0281

Debenhams 0344 800 8877

Design Vintage 01273 558675



Floor Story 020 7871 3013

Garden Trading 01993 845559

Graham and Green 01225 418 200

Holly’s House

Karndean Designflooring 01386 820100

King & McGaw 01273 511942

Landon Tyler

Laura Ashley 03332 008 009

London Garden Trading 0800 6990868

LSA International

MissPrint 01277 350 581


Oak Furniture Land 0800 440 2254

Rose & Grey 0161 926 8763

The Lighting Company 01643 707 505

Tom Raffield


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