Brian Fielding – find his work at Jonathan Clark & Co
Some say that blue and green should never be seen but it works spectacularly well here. The trick is to choose colours of the same tone. Here, the walls are paned with chalky emerald and blue mid-tones to give a subdued mood that is calm and relaxing.
Pale olive with white is a lovely combination, and here the large blocks of white created by the window and the painted cupboard help keep the look vibrant and fresh. In spite of the wallpaper’s busy pattern, the overall effect is soft and ordered, and the real surprise comes from the punch of colour provided by the purple chair. Accessorising with a complementary colour is a simple way to establish a focal point.
Cactus Paisley in Meadow Green, Neisha Crosland
Green is a classic that rarely dates. Here, the nod to nature can be clearly seen in the beautiful display of botanical prints. The addition of cream as opposed to white suits the nostalgic, almost library-like mood, giving the scheme a grounded and welcoming feel.
Painted in Poplars emulsion, Zoffany
Covered in Kinsale fabric by Zoffany. The 8’0 Small Straight Top Whole Back sofa from George Smith is similar
Dahl, covered in Mohair Velvet in Receda, George Smith
You dont have to splash colour all over. A well-chosen piece of furniture in a stand-out shade will bring real personality to a room. Here, the lush texture of the green upholstery fabric on this sofa adds to the depth of the shade, while the solidity of the design gives it real presence. Note how the same shade in the painting above anchors it further to create an attractive vignette.
Here, the calming effect of green comes into its own as a background for a bold fabric canvas. The remainder of the décor is kept simple just green and white but a little pattern on the bed brings enough of a clash to ensure the overall effect is vibrant and a little quirky, yet still sophisticated and relaxing.
Splashes of green, especially in a botanical print, are perfectly at home in a conservatory, with plants being the ideal accessory, of course. The same fabric is used for the blinds, the armchair and the cushions, while the sofa is upholstered in a plain cream fabric to prevent the scheme from being overly busy.
Treating the walls to two different colours – above and below dado height – helps balance a room that has a high ceiling. Wallpaper is the traditional choice for the lower half but, here, the pattern is created using fretwork panelling. It is a clever way to bring architectural interest to a room that lacks any original features.
A strong, graphic wallpaper is used to brilliant effect here, in the Garden Room restaurant at Stoke Place Hotel. The room is spacious enough for the pattern to truly sprawl, and the atmosphere is buzzy and inviting. A mix of styles – classic country chairs, traditional panelling given a modern painted update, and retro-style tables – give the room personality and charm.
While all-white schemes are fresh and easy-going, too much plain can be dull. A simple blind with a monotone pattern is an easy way to add just a little colour and pattern.
Roller blind in Almeria Grass from Hillarys Blinds