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Interiors Trends: Design Notes from Carole Annett

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What our interiors editor is loving right now

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Wondering what’s new in the interiors world? Need interiors inspiration for your home (whether it’s country or town)? Here’s a homeware shopping edit curated by interiors editor, Carole Annett, giving you the latest in design trends for the home.

Home Inspiration And Trends: What An Interiors Editor Is Loving Right Now

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Morris & Co wallpaper - for interiors inspiration

Past Perfect

Emery Walker, a close friend of William Morris, decorated his Hammersmith home almost entirely in the designer’s patterns. An eponymous collection celebrates both the house and the friendship. The Emery Walker Collection of wallpaper and fabric starts from £99. 

Samuel & Sons border for interiors

Fresh As A…

Daisy appliqué border by Samuel & Sons features a delicate, embroidered daisy with petals that appear to float. £125 p/m.

Sophie Cooney fabrics for the home

Doors, Open 

Sophie Cooney Runners has opened a new showroom in W14. An creator of contemporary, Kilim-inspired flatweaves for stairs, the showroom brings together unique designs and fine craftsmanship from Turkey and India. 

Roche Bobois chair - homeware inspiration

Going Strong 

Roche Bobois’ Ava chair, designed by Song Wen Zhong, is made entirely from material derived from industrial waste and is one of the brand’s best sellers. The new coral colourway (plus an olive version) complete the palette. Ava chair, £440.

Riviere Rugs rug for the home

Art Underfoot

Auray, from the collage collection at Riviere Rugs, £860 per sq/m.

Porta Romana lamp

Glow On

The Button lamp by Porta Romana is inspired by ancient Mesopotamian ceramic textures. Coated in a syrup of glaze, scattered with worn and irregular studs. £POA.

Melissa Wilkes Candle - interiors inspiration

Made In England

Melissa Wilkes worked with master perfumers to create her soy-based wax candles, which are hand-poured into fine bone china vessels (made in Stoke-on-Trent) with 22-carat gold lids. Pomelo Bitters, Speakeasy Honey and Elegant Rose fragrances, £285 each.

Mandarin Stone tiling - for interiors inspiration

Rock Star

Fragmenta ivory and green porcelain chequerboard floor tiles, from £42 per sq/m.

Julian Chichester furniture - interiors inspiration

Forever Furniture

Julien Chichester Tivoli cabinet, £6,988.80 and Tribal lamp, £988.80.

Heals sofa - Interiors Inspiration 2023

Time To Flop

Heals’ Iver sofa’s seamless seating allows for a slim frame, while providing a generous place to flop. Iver three-seater sofa in sweet briar linen, £2,679. Cushions, £95 each, Makiko bamboo pendant, from £179, LF Markey for Heals rug, from £559.

Hastens 45th anniversary blue check bedding

Birthday? Check

 Hästen’s famous blue check pattern turns 45 this year. Pillow case from £100, duvet from £355.

Gaze Burvill wooden seat

Passion ingrained

Gaze Burvill is celebrating 30 years of creating beautiful wooden furniture. This design is from the new Levity collection. Chair, £1,290.

Charles Orchard ottoman

Eastern Spice

 Rectangular ottoman with bamboo-motif splayed feet and rattan shelf, £1,720.

CP Hart Tap for the home

Blue Lagoon

Venezia by Fantini at CP Hart, from £2,160 for a three-hole basin mixer in chrome with two-tone handles.

Mulberry Home fabrics for the home

Ahoy There

Anti-clockwise from bottom left: Mulberry ticking, blue, Naval Ensigns
wallpaper, Spinnaker stripe, indigo/red and Wayfarer stripe, blue/red. Fabrics from £79 p/m, wallpaper from £175 p/roll, all by Mulberry Home at GP&J Baker.

New rugs by Ruggable for the home, inspiring image with lady sat on chair on top of rug

Floor Show

Ruggable approached interior designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel for its latest washable rug collection comprising 15 rug and five doormat designs. From £89.

New Balineum tiles - interiors inspiration

Wink Wink

Luxe bathroom brand Balineum and playful interior designer Jean-Philippe have teamed up on this new ‘Fearless Eyes’ tile collection. £13.60 each,

David Hunt Lighting - interiors news

Astral Beauty

Juno eight-light pendant in antique brass and amber glass, £1,266.

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Neatsmith wardrobe - Interiors Inspiration 2023

The Dream

Family-run wardrobe designers Neatsmith has added a champagne colour frame to its contemporary Reflex glass wardrobe system. Natural Reflex glass with Champagne frame, from £2,200 p/m excluding LED lights, from £2,300 including LEDs.

Conran Shop chair - interior inspiration 2023

Revolutionary Design Revisited

The Groovy chair gets a Conran Shop makeover in association with Paulin, Paulin, Paulin, a family business preserving and developing the works of the legendary Pierre Paulin. £4,350,

Sabina Savage scarf

Wear It, Frame It

Egyptian geese proclaim their presence on Sabina Savage’s Heralds of Horus design. Hand drawn on printed silk – a work of art. Twill scarf, 135cmx135cm, £350.

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Kimberly McDonald jewel

Show Me Love

For yourself or someone special this Valentine’s Day, Amethyst heart, from £920.

De Le Cuona, interiors news

Terra Firma

More earthy colour and texture from Bernie de le Cuona, the queen of luxurious, natural fabric. Merino velvet, pumpkin, £342 p/m and Seed Linens, Chia and Peppercorn, £162 p/m.

Matilda Goad

Assorted Sweets

Star, diamond and oval brass backplates, from £12. Knobs from £20.

Osborne & Little chair

Chez Nina

Nina Campbell @ Osborne & Little Poiteau wallpaper £85 p/roll, Dumas (on chair) £95 p/m, Bulet (cushion) £55 p/m, trimmed with Trianon bauble £46 p/m.

Christopher Farr Cloth cushion

Artist In Residence

Pop art hot pink cushion, £144.

David Gill Gallery

Ode To The Landscape

Francis Sultana’s Chatterley furniture collection celebrates the natural world. Henry banquette in patinated textured bronze, £16,500 plus VAT.

New Matilda Goad doorknob

Open Doors

The debut hardware collection from Matilda Goad & Co. launched last month, comprising of 25 knobs, pulls and handles. This colourful bamboo knob has a perfect grip on late year cheer, £20.

George Smith - interiors inspiration

New Venture

Renowned furniture maker George Smith is getting into bed. Aviary is one of four upholstered, fully customisable beds launching soon, £POA.

Anna French wallpaper

London Life

Bloomsbury Square wallpaper from Willow Tree collection by Anna French, £132 p/roll.