Punchy or Playful?

We’ll always go for a punchy look in a downstairs loo, with a really fun wallpaper or some color,” she says, “and we’ll always wrap it onto the ceiling to create that sense of being enveloped in a texture or pattern” – a good tip for a small or awkwardly shaped room too, such as a snug or a loft bedroom.

Adding cheerful color or a playful note doesn’t have to involve a wholesale redecoration of a room. “I like to include bespoke details,” says Dal. “For a recent project we had a shelf made and added a fun scallop edge, and I’ll often add trims to cushions and furniture.”

In another project, she used tiles to create a personal touch for a client: “He’s Danish, so on his bathroom floor, which we were covering with white mosaic tiles, we added ‘Hej’ (hello in Danish) in blue tiles, which you see as you enter into the room.”