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The monochrome interior trend finds room for soft edges, flowers, nature and even the occasional dash of colour
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The Rug Company: Skulls cushion by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Company, in dense wool aubusson, £385. Also see its Baroque rug by Suzanne Sharp, hand-knotted in Tibetan wool and silk, £4,210 or £840 a sq m made to measure. Visit
Designers Guild: Linnaeus wallpaper in noir (£45 a roll); sofa and cushion fabrics from £55 a metre, or available as cushions for £60. Waffle wool and cotton-mix throws, £90 each. Call 020 7893 7400. Visit
Sue Timney for House of Fraser: Clock teacup, saucer and cake plate, £26 for a boxed set; bedlinen, £18 for a pillowcase, £65 for double duvet cover. Visit
Christian Lacroix: Sol y Sombra silk satin cushion in black and white with embroidered flowers, £75, from Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild. Visit
Farrow & Ball: Block-print Stripe wallpaper, £65 a roll; Silvergate wallpaper is also available, £82 a roll. Visit
Cole & Son: Great Wave wallpaper, on the screen, is unaltered from the 19th-century original in the Cole & Son archive in black and white, bleached neutrals and washed-out blues, £67 a roll. Visit
Cabbages & Roses: Bold Hatley Black Rose wallpapers, £28 a roll. Visit

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