Know your lace: Because it's not just for doilies and dresses...


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1. Indigo Lace Drum Lampshade

Heal's, £62. Let your delicate style shine through with this paper shade. 08700 240 780,

2. Black beaded lace wallpaper

Jocelyn Warner, £89 a roll. This stunning design is topped off with tiny glass beads for both texture and sparkle. 01323 430 886,

3. Driade Miss Lacy Easy chair

Philippe Starck, £1,621.80. Baroque style is given a contemporary spin with this funky stainless-steel armchair. 0114 243 3000,

4. Lace trim

Arlette Ess, from £150/metre, to order. Why not give your upholstery some wings with this macabre, fly-patterned fabric? Guts for Garters, Bottom Floor, The Cob Gallery, 205 Royal College Street, London NW1 (

5. Lace Tea Set

Roost Living, £65. This groove-y teacup, saucer and cake plate set has been hand-rolled using cotton lace doilies. 020 7485 3455,

6. Faded lace cushion

Clements Ribeiro for John Lewis, £75. This lace-print dip-dye cushion from the fashion design duo is also available in brown. 0845 600 2202,