Colour rules

I cheekily borrowed these images from fabulous interiors blog Snoop, which is chock full of inspirational images. This home belongs to an architect called Halewijn who designed this house for himself, his wife and their son in Ledeberg, near Gent in Belgium. I particularly love the black floral wallpaper in the living area, which provides some relief through its vibrant pattern and creates a link between the white dining room and the black kitchen. Continuity is key with a strong look like this and it is important to carry the look throughout each space, whilst providing a different interpretation in each room. Black and white is always dramatic, easy to live with and provides a stunning backdrop to vibrant shots of colour.

Here’s how to achieve a similar look…  Peony tree wallpaper by Sanderson, 1950s loft lamp by The French House, Delta chair by John Lewis, Plank refectory table at SCP