William Yeoward, a London interior designer and author of Blue & White and Other Stories, believes that there is one thing that “makes” England look great: “Don’t try too hard.” This gathering space in a Sussex farmhouse from 18th century features a mixture of “smart strips” with a touch of British eccentricity. To achieve a happy mix, rather than a chaotic mess, it is important to stick to a traditional color palette like these Union Jack hues. The designer says that blue and white can be happy together but that a little bit of red can make a difference. He also explains his love for accentuating cooler colors with rosy accents. What is the result? “Totally timeless.”
Here are some ideas to bring the look into your home.
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We have no problem with stripes. They add warmth to a space, especially when paired with other patterns like ikats (or checks). A cohesive look is possible by sticking to neutral blues, whites and off-whites with red accents.
It would take forever to stitch together carpet castoffs and make a boho-style rug. The same nonconformist underfoot note is evident in this hand-knotted Indigo number.
These houseplants often require high-end pampering. Silk versions reward you with green leaves that are as delicate as the Duchess Of Sussex’s wedding veil.
This portable side table is ideal for Earl Grey (or G&T), and it’s hand-crafted from solid wood. It was inspired by tribal ceremonial stool designs.
How can you make your sofa reupholstered look even more fashionable? You will need a range of pillows that are comfortable and come in a variety colors and patterns.
This armchair is made of solid wood and ash feet, with chrome nailhead trims and flared arms.
The room would look stale if it didn’t have a dark silhouette. This hammered-bronze-finish lamp does the job right, lightened up with a linen shade.
This leggy club chair is worthy of the Bloomsbury group. It can withstand a spill thanks to its durable polyester upholstery.
This porcelain is both microwave- and dishwasher-safe, which would have been a dream for the grannies of old.
A country cottage requires a sturdy hutch. This solid-pine model features a prep area and display shelves. There’s also a place for bulky serving pieces. It also has three raised-panel doors that can conceal anything.
This Queen Anne-style sidetable measures just 20 inches in height and is made of sleek black acrylic. It is also very solid and weighs a substantial 50 pounds.