We like to think of walls and furniture as the first layer of our home, which can then be accessorised with all those precious things that signpost our lives and tell our story. Group them together by colour, texture, shape or material and they instantly become more interesting; we love the combination of antique wood and chunky white ceramic, both of which are as lovely to touch as they are to look at. Add cushions in colours that cheer you and hang pictures of places you’ve visited, and you’ve instantly created somewhere utterly unique.