Photo Gallery: 2011 Decorating Must-Haves
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An unexpected hit of colour lights up the room.
Trade in traditional sconces for a modern swing-arm fixture with a custom shade in an upbeat colour.
Quadratto swing wall lamp. $405. Universal Lighting.
Show off fresh pottery with clean lines.
Simple shapes and playful hues in matte finishes comprise the latest look for pottery – a must for open shelving.
MUD Australia bowls, from $36; carafe, from $84. Hollace Cluny.
Refresh floors with new colours and textures.
Persian rugs feel fresh in dreamy new colourways, and chunky seagrass is going banding-free. Layer them for the full effect.
Rug, from $1,199, Elte; carpet, from $600, Sullivan Source.
Make a statement with printed pillows.
Update a sofa or chair with tufted pillows in the latest small-scale prints. Button finishing completes the tailored look.
John Robshaw fabrics. $183 to $386. Y&Co.
A gooseneck faucet in white is a playful touch.
Stepping away from the industrial, a Pop Art-like white gooseneck faucet feels fresh and fun, with a retro ’70s vibe.
Ringskar single-lever kitchen faucet in White. $149. Ikea
Bronze flatware adds a hint of warmth.
Swapping standard silver for a bronze setting adds a warming old world touch to the dinner table.
Bronze Age flatware. $38/5-piece set. Anthropologie.
A tiny sink adds space with style.
Stealing the spotlight from the typical pedestal sink, a teeny-tiny wall-mounted washbasin stylishly frees up floor space.
Happy D washbowl. $530. Ginger’s.
Hardware in a warm, worn finish is an easy update.
Warm metals are back in a big way. These retro-style knobs with a hand-hewn look provide an understated way of introducing them to a space.
Hardware. From $3 each. Lee Valley.
Tailored slipcovered chairs refresh any room.
The ubiquitous Parsons chair takes a turn for the pretty when covered in a tidy white slipcover; it works in both elegant and informal spaces.
Hendriksdal chair. $629. Ikea.
An aged-glass mirror adds a vintage vibe.
A departure from the glam gilded frames of late, this multipaned mirror with aged-looking glass and a simple frame makes a new kind of statement.
Beatrice mirror. $1,450. Made Goods.