When you talk about design at the cutting edge, you’re not usually talking about something that’s actually sharp.
But our Bold Intentions look is all about shapes so smart and snazzy they’re razor-perfect – and we’ve teamed them with beautiful bright colours to create a combination that’s right at the forefront of contemporary high style.
It’s not a look for the faint-hearted, but you’ll certainly stand out from the crowd…
To get the Bold Intentions look, choose a key piece to get started. This might be a fabulous geometric wallpaper, which then gives you a colour palette for the rest of the room, or it might be something as small as a cushion.
For instance, our large Geometry cushion in organic cotton canvas is eye-candy for any sofa with its snappy triangle pattern. The colour’s strong, too, which is a key theme in this look.
That’s not to say it’s about clashing. There’s plenty of room in a graphic look like this for some plains and neutrals – they provide an excellent counterpoint to all the pattern and help prevent the room looking too busy.
The Fontella sofa takes that one step further by being softly squashy with comfy back cushions while maintaining a good shape – real comfort with style. The thin box arms and metal feet add a modern touch to the relaxed feel that blends in effortlessly with the geometric look. The sofa comes as a large or small chaise with right or left-hand turn to adapt to any room.
So what works particularly well with a soft, plain, super-plush sofa? A statement nest of tables in extraordinary colours, of course – just like the Mood nest of three coffee tables. Sleekly crafted in glass, the tops come in a huge range of colours, so you can choose your keynote shade to add that little eye-opening pop this look requires.
Because the overall result of this kind of design is so sharp, every detail counts, right down to the ground. I love the way the Aztec rug, with its colourful zig-zags, complements the geometric precision of the wall, yet adds a dash of fun – after all, we don’t want our room to be too serious! The Mood coffee table is an asset here, too, as its soap-bubble clear sides mean the pattern of the rug is uninterrupted and you can see it in its full glory.
You might think it would be difficult to pick out the right accessories to put the finishing touches to such a strong design story, but the secret is in thinking about contrast.
We want our room to be geometric but not spiky; a little bit eccentric and playful and not at all rigid. The Dexter floor lamp, with its organically-sprouting three-legged shape and tip-tilted shades, is amusingly practical and would brighten any ignored corner.
Finally, a touch of super-soft luxury and a refreshing hit of bright colour comes in the shape of the orange mohair throw, as in-your-face as a sizzling sunset – just looking at it makes you feel warmer!
Yes, once again it’s bold – but this attention-grabbing look is dashing, daring and fabulously fresh. Go on…you know you want to!