This design from Barnbey Gates gives the impression of a sophisticated repeating pattern in muted colours, saving the wit of the chess pieces to closer inspection. Chess in Stone, £87 a roll from patternspy.com.
This velvet from Kate Forman in Mole is both deep but soft, making it practical but chic and pure heaven with pinks and raspberries. £81m from kateforman.co.uk.
A fun but versatile pom pom fringe with a beautiful braid, could be used for trimming curtains, blinds or cushions. £61m from romo.com.
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