White enamel cutlery creates a relaxed, informal atmosphere for a lunch break between brush strokes.
1/8 Create an informal feel
2/8 Accent with blue
Enlivening a neutral room with hints of vibrant cobalt, marine blue and indigo gives a fresh, uplifting feel.
3/8 Choose simple furniture
Reclaimed wood and woven textures are a perfect way of creating a seaside flavour and sense of relaxed informality.
4/8 Mix and match tableware
5/8 Create a unique display
Collected finds artfully arranged will impart character and interest to a white-painted space.
6/8 Add texture
7/8 Opt for statement accessories
Choosing a few large-scale pieces of furniture is the perfect way to introduce a sense of drama. Here, oversized artists brushes, a striking lamp and arresting artworks offer a theatrical edge.
The white leather Zeffirelli chair and stool are both from Ochre and the oak floor lamp is from Roussel Creative at Designers Guild, while the large glass jar is from Jensen & Ballantine and the long-handled brushes are from Green & Stone
8/8 Choose decorative fabric
Whimsical fabric designs like this naïve Cornish townscape are guaranteed to add a playful note.
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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