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MODERN SPANISH ACCENTS FOR A BRIGHTER HOME

Invoke a sense of sunshine, sandy shores and blue seas in your home with a few Spanish accents: The Resident’s guide to contemporary Spanish interiors

Words: Victoria Purcell

1 Contemporary ceramics
Evoke Spain’s Moorish heritage with this beautiful ceramic Hippy tableware set by Pols Potten. Each piece features intricate hand-painted decoration in contemporary geometric patterns reminiscent of classical Moroccan tiles. Set of four bowls, £32; set of four plates, £36; set of four mugs, £36. All from heals.com

2 Zara’s Cabinet de Curiosités
Where better to shop Spanish style than Spain’s very own Zara Home? The SS16 collection, Cabinet de Curiosités, is inspired by antique objects from the worlds of natural history, geology, archaeology and fine art, in a palette of calming blue, white and beige tones. Lay your table for tapas with the leaf print tablecloth (£39.99-£69.99) plus matching tiered serving plate (£29.99) and dinner plates (set
of four, £39.99). Add some printed cushions (£3.99-£19.99) and introduce some foliage to bring a touch of sunny Spain indoors. All from zarahome.com

3 Patchwork Tiling
Mix and match vintage-inspired ceramics to create a distinctive feature floor, wall or kitchen splashback. It can be a tricky effect to pull off, though, so enlist the help of an expert like Tile of Spain, which offers ready made, flexible combinations of tiles that eliminate the hassle of sourcing individual tiles but can still be arranged to your liking. Glazed porcelain tiles by Realonda from £40 per m2 from tileofspain.com

4 The Natural Touch
Spanish style incorporates a lot of natural materials, so stick to a natural colour palette and throw in some subtle prints, a splash of colour and metallic finishes for that modern touch. Make stone floors cosier with a rug and don’t forget that statement plant to bring the outdoors in. Grey sofa, from £1,299; striped Ziggy chair, £199; red Zuse chair, £149; marble-effect coffee table, £99; Indiana pendant light, £29. All from very.co.uk

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