headboard made of carved panels

Make an Unusual Headboard

Give pieces a function and the finish won’t look contrived. These pierced Kashmiri panels make an unusual headboard.

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bright pink sofa
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Add Heat With Colour

Spicy shades are dramatic and elegant against a dark background. Mix patterns to add laid-back exotica.

sofa with textile-covered pillows

Mix Statement Textiles

A patchwork of rugs and runners adds blocks of colour and pattern to a simply decorated space. Choose rugs that fit into a particular colour palette, then balance with coordinating cushions.

yellow and blue tile

Soften The Sleek

Bring warmth to a contemporary kitchen with Moroccan tiles―both hardwearing and decorative.

blue and white curtains
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New Ways With Saris

We’ve all seen Indian sari fabric used as bedspreads and wall hangings, but use them more subtly and imaginatively to add a vibrant hit of colour as trimming on simple linen curtains.

round baskets hanging above sideboard
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Strength in Numbers

Using multiples always makes a striking statement and these part-rustic, part-geometric African woven baskets add interest to a pared-down scheme.

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