At this time of year, we all need a little zing in our life, to remind us that despite the dark afternoons, spring isn’t too far away.And what better way to look forward to its vibrancy than to inject a bold splash of colour in the home. I’m drawn to this seductive scheme, with its classic combination of soft grey and canary yellow. What makes it work so well is the judicious use of colour – there isn’t a lot of yellow here, but added to the mantelpiece, it has a surprising and striking effect. Add an extra touch with some well-chosen accessories to tie in the look. It’s a relatively easy look to create in your own scheme – and it’s sure to put a spring in your step!