This article was originally published on Christies International Real Estates blog Luxury Defined.


Whether it’s a fun but stylish and environmentally conscious take on animal-themed wallpaper for a child’s bedroom, or handmade geometric tiles to provide fresh interest in any part of the home, there are some exceptional interior designs available.


Screens: Saba 

Experiment with zoning your patio or other outdoor space with a screen from the Shades of Venice collection by Saba. Banner image: Feline wallpaper by Murals.


Ideal for creating garden zones, or for increased privacy outside a city pied-à-terre, the Shades of Venice dividers from Saba are inspired by and named after the Venetian islands of Murano, Burano, Giudecca, and Sant’Erasmo. Each of the designs is made up of different color weaves—Murano, for example, is light blue and green, while Burano is blue, orange, and silver—and plays on positive and negative spaces to create a peek-a-boo effect. 

Wallpaper: Murals


The Murals Wallpaper collection features everything from animal prints to fine art, and is created using environmentally friendly materials.

When it’s time to redecorate Junior’s room, take a look at Murals Wallpaper. The UK-based company’s creations include dinosaur, pirate, rainbow, jungle, and butterfly styles, as well as a new collection of dog and cat designs. Printing on sustainably sourced paper, using water-based and environmentally friendly inks, the wallpapers are made to measure and can be shipped internationally. Grown-ups are well catered for too, with designs featuring everything from a rock canyon to a Finnish lake, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers to the Manhattan skyline.

Tiles: Clayhaus Modern Tile
Products by Clayhaus Modern Tile are hand-cut with hand-applied glazes in ranges that are fully customizable.
In the super-design-conscious city of Portland, Oregon, it takes something exceptional to stand out from the crowd. Signal is a collection of six geometric tiles designed by Portland-based ceramics artisans Clayhaus Modern Tile and multidisciplinary designer Kristine Morich, who has produced distinctive work for prestigious clients including wireless speaker-maker Stellé, and fashion and accessories house Anthropologie. Working from the idea that the interplay of color, texture, and pattern can transform an interior, Signal—which won a Gray Award for product design in 2018—is available in three colors and can be used in continuous repeating patterns or combined to create your own bespoke designs.;

Homewares: Aline Johnson
Swirls of bright colors give vases by British designer Aline Johnson a distinctive look.

Although Aline Johnson’s studio is in the heart of London, the principal inspiration for her glass creations comes from her visits to England’s Dorset coast. The artist takes the evocative palette of stripy beachballs, seaside rock candy, and deckchairs and uses it to inform her fused-glass lighting, vessels, and platters. Taking further impetus from the natural world, she casts found objects, such as feathers and leaves, to make statement chandeliers. The bulk of Johnson’s work is site-specific, and she collaborates with architects and interior and lighting designers to create spectacular one-off pieces.

Beds: Porada


Using top-notch materials and classic styling, the Killian bed by Porada is retro-inspired but thoroughly modern.


Moving away from traditional bed design into something altogether more dramatic, the Killian, from Italian design house Porada, makes a feature of its extra-wide headboard that comes in two heights (51 inches/130 cm and 59 inches/150 cm) and can be upholstered from a range of beautiful fabrics. The bed’s solid canaletta walnut frame is available in its natural color and two stained finishes, with its brushed brass feet adding an elegant touch. The retro-inspired suspended bedside tables that complete the bed are optional extras coming in leather or rock top and in a choice of finishes.

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