PALE & PALATIAL
PALE & PALATIAL
When you're a fashion designer who dresses the creme de la creme of the celebrity style pack - from Cara Delevingne and Beyonce, to Margot Robbie, Suki Waterhouse and Kendall Jenner - it's almost a given that your own home will be a celebration of Hollywood-style glamour.
A tan is synonymous with summer and that irresistible sun-kissed glow - in all its variations, from celebrity mahogany to subtle golden honey - can work just as well in decor.
Ask Will Taylor to describe his home decor and his answer is unhesitating: sea-inspired style with a touch of sunshine.
Summer... The word alone evokes images of long, lazy days and sunshine holidays - but the signature scents of the season bring it to life even more powerfully.
Every so often there's a trend that rocks and this year, stone - the natural material or clever faux effects - is chiselling its mark in the decor stakes.
Wimbledon is such a visual treat, with its iconic vista of velvety green courts and white-clad competitors - currently battling it out for tennis' greatest crown.
As an island nation, it's hardly surprising we're drawn to the sea, and the trend for coastal style decor returns with the regularity of the tide every summer.
Even if you usually favour neutrals, it's hard to resist the lure of summer's jovial brights. This season's trend for cheery colour radiates friendliness, energy and warmth, and a colourful trove of textiles can really help pull a room together.
Move over decor divas - men are muscling in on interiors and creating impressive temples of style. While they were once seen only as DIY-ers, who wouldn't be seen dead dithering over Elephant's Breath or Downpipe (paint shades, in case you're wondering), blokes are now exploring their taste, and becoming as fussy about their homes as they are their cars and clothes.
Colour may be cool currently - but if you prefer to dance to a different decor tune, and yearn for light-filled, calm, easy-on-the-eye rooms, then a white palette's the obvious choice.
It's the time of year when we Brits prepare to demonstrate our bravery, as we brace ourselves - no matter what the weather throws at us - to dine all fresco.
Are you living the bathroom dream? The ultimate space for a wash-and-brush-up should also double up as a spoiling home-spa for relaxing - and your room is sadly lacking if it's not offering both.
Timeless and exotic, the vibrant palette and luxurious touches and details that embody Asian-inspired interiors can transform a living space.
Even the word 'floral' can strike decor dread into those who associate blooms, sprigs and sprays solely with chintzy country cottage settings, or fussy female boudoirs.
No pressure parents, but your children secretly have big dreams when it comes to their bedrooms. If they could wave a magic wand, they'd be kitted out with tree houses, Narnia-style wardrobes, a slide, swing and a stage - and that's just for starters.
Entertaining outdoors is part of the pleasure of lazy summer days and balmy evenings, and no matter what size your space - a grand terrace or a tiny balcony - it's vital to make the most of the area.
A birthday's always a good excuse to celebrate, and decor's awash with red, white and blue, crests and coronets to mark the Queen's 90th.
Choosing new flooring can be daunting, especially when you consider the groundwork that goes into crafting the perfect floor plan.