The colours of the 1970s are back! Interior designer Claude Cartier shows us how to work these shades in a fresh, new way The retro decorating palette has returned, but this trend is far from just a throwback. Contemporary designers are using these colours with a more delicate touch than you might remember from those 1970s bathroom suites – avocado and salmon are being mixed with gentle pastels, natural patterns and luxurious materials.
For a lesson in how to make these shades work in your home, you need look no further than French interior designer Claude Cartier’s regeneration of this Lyon apartment. She uses bold hues to highlight original architectural details, while artfully balancing them with more muted tones. The tapestries on the walls and touches of floral upholstery break up the blocks of colour, but what binds the space is a sense of glamour. Join us as we take a closer look at how this familiar palette has been updated for modern tastes