1. Clock Watching

Keeping an eye on the time suddenly got a whole lot more stylish thanks to Newgate Clock’s Brixton wall clock.

Brixton Clock, £85, Rose and Grey.

2. Pedal Power

No urban dweller should be without a two-wheeled steed. Tokyo Bike’s designs are as sleek and stylish as the Japanese brand’s home town.

CS Bike in Jeffer Red, £580, Tokyo Bike.

3. Steel Parade

Taken from the City Getaway palette from our Travels in Colour range, this cool hue mirrors the surfaces of the city, from industrial metals to super sleek glass. Pair it with any colours in the edited palette, including Feather Flock, below.

From £21.98, Dulux.

4. Feather Flock

A paler shade of grey will give your pied-à-terre a sophisticated, metropolitan look and provides a strong foundation for an interior with an urban mood.

From £21.98, Dulux.

5. Caffeine Hit

Start the day in metropolitan style with Alessi’s iconic stove-top espresso maker, a classic that works in any style kitchen, from Manhattan to Milan.

Six-cup espresso coffee maker by Alessi, £122, Aria. For similar, try Bialetti's Moka Express six cup espresso pot, £28, Debenhams.

6. City Lights

Loft living will be yours with a standing photographic lamp such as this beauty from Habitat.

Photographic Black metal giant floor lamp, £170, Habitat.

7. Turn the Tables

Bring an industrial edge to living spaces with the help of a zinc coffee table. It’ll develop a patina over time, so step away from the coasters…

Factory Coffee Table in Zinc, £150, Urban Outfitters.

8. Power Seat

Why settle for a run-of-the-mill desk chair? Treat your home office to a bona fide design classic with this elegant Series 7 chair by Fritz Hansen.

Series 7 Swivel Chair, £888, Skandium. Alternatively, try the FJÄLLBERGET conference chair, £150, Ikea.

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