Contemporary Living RoomContemporary Living Room
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Avoid one directionSimply running the vacuum cleaner up and down a carpet or rug, repeating the same direction, will not get a thorough clean. The machine will not remove all of the dirt and dust, as some of it can hide under carpet fibres. Vacuuming in both directions solves this. So go north-south across the whole space, then east-west to ensure a really deep clean.
Although both the carpet and wallpaper in the living space are patterned, their muted colour helps them to become a gorgeous, but never overpowering backdrop. ‘Without any furniture, these two elements could actually look quite bland,’ says Jenna McLaughlin, who worked with Malcolm on the project. ‘But the bright furniture and cushions tie the look together.’ The carpet was designed by Malcolm Duffin and made bespoke. ‘We often use striped carpet,’ adds Jenna. ‘It looks great in any interior, traditional or modern.’