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Modern Bloomsbury

If you love modern style but also enjoy showing off your favourite books, art and decorative objects, the Modern Bloomsbury look could be the style for you.
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Combining the traditional decorative motifs we associate with the Bloomsbury movement with a bright palette and a contemporary backdrop, this modern take on a classic look comes as a breath of fresh air.

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Bloomsbury décor has a relaxed, elegant feel with a touch of bohemian panache in the eclectic mix of colours, textiles and art. Riotous painterly patterns and period accents are styled against clean white backdrops and blocks of rich colour. This rich fusion works in virtually any room of the house.

Expect to see nods to the popular arts and crafts movement with unpolished, purposeful traces of craftsmanship found in wooden and ceramic pieces.


1. Be bold

Pair strong stripes with botanical prints, soft florals with plaids. Have confidence in your instinct about what looks good together as you choose and arrange your chosen furniture, ceramics, textiles, books, art and even plants.

2. Don’t match

Don’t try to match, this look is all about clever contrasts. This applies to colour, pattern and even the eras of the art on the walls. The trick to unify your scheme is work within a tonal colour palette that harmonises effortlessly.

3. Beautifully does it

The Bloomsbury look celebrates beautiful, elegant design and decorative textiles, ceramics and art. Think pairing that iconic mid-century modern coffee table or traditional sofa with your favourite handcrafted ceramic lamp or boldly patterned rug.

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