Home! Interiors special

Are you a home clone? Once it was a white sheepskin rug. This year it’s navy walls and bare bulbs. By Ruth Corbett

Paint a wall navy, grey or black (above)
The era of the white wall is over. Dark grey, navy and even black (Farrow & Ball’s Railings is the shade du jour) on a single wall is the way to go.
A Seventies house plant
Retro favourites, house plants, are popping up everywhere. If you remember them first time around, give this one a miss.
Get a cowhide
Drape it over a chair or sofa (it’s the new sheepskin). Chair, £475 (frenchconnection.com).

Steel windows

Room designed by Plain English (plainenglishdesign.co.uk)

Crittall windows are the ultimate status symbol. Steel and glass partitions by Plain English are the interior designer’s dream. For an affordable option, try Fabco Sanctuary (fabcosanctuary.com)

The gold velvet sofa invasion

£1,550, roseandgrey.co.uk

£2,650, sohohome.com

£1,953, love-your-home.co.uk

It’s gold/ochre/mustard velvet – and it’s everywhere.

Chalet chic


An exposed brick chimney wall here, a timber wall there – are you aiming for Little House on the Prairie meets Jackson Hole deluxe ski cabin? All furniture from anthropologie.com.

One cane chair


It’s retro, it’s light, and it’s in living rooms all over Britain. Chair, £145, laredoute.co.uk.

The yeti chair


A fleece flung over a dining chair is one thing; the Cabana Yeti chair quite another. We want it! By Timothy Oulton, £1,559, barkerandstonehouse.co.uk.

Bare bulbs


Go for a giant bulb, naked and either hung from the ceiling or screwed straight into a stand. Bulb light, £102, heals.com.

Copper pans


Copper pans make you look serious in the kitchen. Nigella loves Mauviel (from £110 to £600). We like the Linea range at House of Fraser. Pan, 16cm (above), £39, houseoffraser.co.uk/linea.


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