If you’re well-travelled and you want your home to reflect the culture and style of the far-flung places you’ve been to, this season’s key look, ‘Indian Summer’ is perfect for you.
Start with wooden floor such as the Parador Trendtime Oak 8, a brushed and richly textured wide plank design with a natural oiled finish.
Then introduce colours through overlapping rugs in traditional styles and patterns.
For walls, you have three choices: keep them neutral and let the accessories do the talking, paint them a vibrant combination of colours, or, for a more contemporary take on the trend, explore Mini Moderns delectable Darjeeling range of wallpapers.
Whichever you choose, don’t be scared of colour – fuchsia and cerise feature heavily in Indian style, sitting alongside saffron yellows, purples, teals and gold.
Despite its British name and manufacturing, the Duresta Holmes sofa – with its gold motif and striking shape would work well with this look.
And footstools or poufs in jewel colours arranged around a low table create a relaxed seating area – we like the Hendricks Ginger Console made from Peroba and Walnut wood, which also provides stylish storage.
Display dried fruits and nuts in bowls lined up along the table for a simple but effective centrepiece.
And store all your treasures away in a chest such as the Navajo blanket box.
In the dining room, go eco-friendly with a sustainably sourced dining set such as the Indiana from Barker and Stonehouse. Made from old railway sleepers and reclaimed conifer timbre, this is a dinning range with real soul. Pair the dining table with Kimberley Bison Chairs to complete the look.
The simplicity of the furniture and the rich earthy shades are offset by beautiful decorative pieces such as decanters and hurricane vases.
Barker and Stonehouse has the Sariska – a stunning range of pots and vases with traditional Indian patterns inspired by the Sariska region of India.
And for an imperial bedroom the Hendricks Bonnie Queen Bed features a dovetailed frame and a raised platform for a truly queenly sleep.
Dress the bed with jewelled toned bedding and drape saris across the windows to let the light through instead of heavy curtains.