Create a period look

Damasks, wools, classic stripes and florals are key ingredients to creating a comfortable period style.

Marlborough sofa in roomset

By Maurizio Grassi, Interior Design Consultant at Wigmore Street, W1

Inspiration for a period scheme can come from a variety of sources such as the rich colours of an embroidered silk, a patterned rug or a painting.

Damasks and velvets in complementary colours are key to creating a traditional period look combined with classic stripes for curtaining or wallpaper. A tartan or check used on a well upholstered sofa table or fender stool adds to a feel of period opulence.

Period living mood board

How to create a period look

Period Drama

A sumptuous damask fabric on a traditional sofa of period style and dark wooden furniture are key to creating a period feel.



Relaxed Period Style

Choose the classic Knole sofa and team with a rich wool plaid and leather wing chairs for a relaxed period look.


Period Chic

A distinctive chaise longue will sit happily in a Period room, use with a pretty floral wallpaper for a chic take on  Period style.