This British brand has a close affinity with decorating homes. After all, its namesake founder started his trade as a draper during the Victorian age before setting up his retail chain, which is now one of the country’s top businesses. That explains why it knows a thing or two about dressing up the bedroom.

What John Lewis does best: casual contemporary furnishings that look straight out of a summer vacation home.

Besides bedlinen in Egyptian cotton that goes all the way up to 1,000 thread count, the brand makes accessorising a cinch with nifty knick-knacks like porcelain vases, arm chairs, wicker baskets, cushions and frames. The look is both breezy and contemporary.

This season, the beach house theme takes centre stage, with details such as Breton stripes on armchairs, and seagulls appearing on cushion prints. Even the candles come shaped like a ball of nautical ropes and Moby Dick. $6-$769

An adapted version of this appeared in Robs Report in Female‘s May 2016 issue.

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