Top tip: A simple, calm palette is great for a bedroom. The bright cushions and details add interest and energy during the day.
Top tip: Symmetry is always pleasing to the eye.
Top tip: If you're not using your fireplace regularly, think about how you are going to decorate it, as it will always be the focal point of the room.
Top tip: When designing a child's bedroom, make sure it can grow with them, otherwise you will be constantly redecorating.
Top tip: If you have a striking piece of art, allow it to shine on its own. Less is more.
Top tip: Shape, such as this Chinese bird cage, adds interest, and can be a talking point.
Top tip: Choose carefully when buying items on holiday. Do they fit with your colour scheme? Do they add interest? Do they form part of a collection?
Top tip: If you're stuck when choosing a colour scheme, look to nature for some inspiration. Nature rarely gets it wrong.
Top tip: Contrasting colours can make an exciting palette, but use a neutral background to prevent it from being overpowering.
Top tip: Don't be afraid to have fun and add humour.
Top tip: A simple display using shiny surfaces and materials can add interest and reflect light.
Top tip: Don't ignore the corners of your hall. You'll be amazed how much time you spend there, welcoming and saying goodbye to guests.
Top tip: Group similar, but contrasting pieces of art to create a collection.
Top tip: To freshen up a room, add a pop of contrasting colour in a cushion or picture.
Top tip: Grouping similar pieces of art can create a collection. Usually, the rule is to use odd numbers, but this can be manipulated by how you display them.
Top tip: Ensure there is flow by repeating shapes, colours and patterns. The overall shape and colour of this wooden carving in repeated in the damask blinds.
Villa project: bedroom
Villa project: plan
Villa project: bathroom
Villa project: living room
Villa project: dining area
Villa project: Living room mood board
Villa project: bathroom plan
Top tip: Your interior designer should be able to create drawings and plans that give you a good idea of what the scheme will look like.
Scheme for a bar
Villa project: living room scheme
Bar mood board
Top tips: Walk through your house and gather items that are similar colours, shapes or patterns. Groups, or collections, add interest and cohesion.
Top tip: Small en-suites benefit from furniture that is not too heavy.