Pared back, clean-lined minimalism has perhaps had its day:  a move towards its opposite, maximalism, is definitely in the air.  The emergence of brave, extravagant decorating is not just a style backlash either: rather, could it be a need for care-free exuberance to provide light relief when the real world is weighing us down with serious issues?

“More is more” maximalism can seem a hard look to achieve, let alone live with, so first experiments might be in smaller rooms or those we only pass through.  

In this Guest WC, designed for our client’s Victorian country house, several large scale traditional patterns in a bold, modern colour palette are teamed with vivid surface finishes:  burr walnut, gold leaf, antique mirror and African Fusion stone.  Because why shouldn’t décor surprise and delight to the max?