Electrifying styles that will make a scheme sizzle
Pixelated prints, tangram effects and scaled-up tapestry patterns – technology inspires the latest vibrant designs in fabrics, furniture and accessories. Livingetc rounds up the coolest digital prints that will give a space cutting-edge looks.
1. New Age
For a fresh take on traditional prints, choose bitmapped blooms in bold tones. To give your floor a contemporary twist, lay parquet patterns in unconventional palettes.
Hogarth armchair, The Sofa & Chair Company; upholstered in Pixus 2645-01 viscose, Future Folklore collection at Sahco.
Solid-oak parquet flooring in Seashell, Sand Dune Smoked and Weathered Stone Smoked, all Fired Earth.
2. Soft Cells
Luxe objects with layers and curves and low-resolution artwork make arresting focal points.
Carlingford cotton-canvas wall hanging, Surface View. Ribba frame, Ikea; customised by Marion Rhoades in Chalk Violet and Cinnabar Red matt emulsions, Fired Earth. Puzzle brass table lamp, Jonathan Adler.
3. Shape Shifter
Create new perspectives on classical art by pixelating a well-known image. Echo the geometric shape in soft furnishings and printed mirrors.
Girl with a Pearl Earring synthetic paper abstract wall decoration, Johannes Vermeer at Ixxi Design. Wool Fabrique cushion in Black, Darkroom. PS 2014 mirror, Ikea.
4. Go Graphic
Take inspiration from tangram puzzles to create an artful mural from wall to floor. Abstract designs on a blind picks out the neon brights used for the furniture.
Bespoke wall and floor mural, Marion Rhoades; painted in Pavilion Gray, Sudbury Yellow, Charleston Gray and Manor House Gray estate emulsions, all Farrow & Ball. Blind made in Nuru 131312 viscose-mix in Denim, Zest and Oyster, Zambezi collection at Harlequin.
5. Neo Geo
Fabrics take on new dimension when made with oversized stitching. Forming grids across the furniture, the textiles can be switched around to change the look of the space.
Bandas chaise longue,
Bandas pouffe and
6. Grand Scale
Pixel-print wallpaper gives a contemporary spin to traditional glamour. Check out the tieback to see more subtle details – this cut velvet features a random geometric pattern.
Pot Pourri W6598-03 wallpaper in Mica Silver, Sapphire and Slate, Osborne & Little. Curtain made in Sirente 7540/39 polyester in Cypress, Romo. Tieback made in Boratti FDG2186/01 velvet in Cobalt, Designers Guild.
7. Pumped Up
Seen from a distance, the wallpaper assumes a normal appearance, so keep the graphic patterns in play with striking stripes, zigzag bedding and a zingy fabric headboard.
Broken Lines wool and silk rug in Cobalt Blue, Knots Rugs. Chevron duvet cover in Navy, Ralph Lauren Home. Headboard made in Mustique F6637-04 cotton in Persian Blue, Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little.
8. Sharp Lines
Offset the superscaled floral with a herringbone-patterned design. Keep the look defiantly on-trend with a snazzy angular-print cushion.
For similar tiles, see the Metro collection at Surface. Harlequin cushion, Niki Jones at Rume.