Bold, confident Carnaby is the trend to be seen with for Spring/Summer 2014. In a must-have monochrome palette accented by cobalt blue and vibrant yellow, this contemporary 60s revival is bound to get people talking in all the right ways.
Taking inspiration from modern art and catwalk couture, Carnaby brings a sense of avant-garde to the home and garden. Strong geometrics, free-form typeface and bold prints meet gloss finishes and stark contrast for a high fashion boutique feel.
Carnaby living areas should provide a monochrome base for experimental statement pieces and splashes of colour. Prints should both clash and complement. Wall art is a must. In the kitchen, Carnaby is sleek and sophisticated with clean stripe dinnerware.
When creating the look at home, why not choose your favourite Carnaby pieces and create your own moodboard? Snap some shots of your must-haves and arrange them with Wilko paint and wallpaper swatches. Grab the scissors and cut up glossy home or fashion mags for styling ideas. Take extra inspiration from 60s icons like Twiggy and Mary Quant! Once finished, you could even make a quirky feature of your board – simply hang on a bare wall or pair with Carnaby wall art for a modern, editorial feel.
Here are our top Carnaby picks:
This telephone cushion (£7) is an eye-catching retro piece that will brighten up your bed or sofa. Mix and match with other cushions for an on-trend layered look.
Style up your bookcase with these yellow-on-monochrome daisy bookends (£8).
This tube-map inspired print (£20) brings a metropolitan feel, incorporating all of Carnaby’s key colours.
We love the surprising pop of yellow in this sleek and stylish vase (£12).
This lamp wouldn’t look out of place in the trendiest of boutiques. An absolute must-have!