This glamorous apartment in west London is a very stylish ode to the Seventies

Designer Caroline Legrand’s apartment in west London takes the cream of Seventies design and remixes it into something deliciously decadent that’s just right for now.

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THE PROPERTY

An apartment in west London. The modern home (opens in new tab) has an entrance hall, living room (opens in new tab), dining room (opens in new tab), kitchen, study, family room/guest bedroom (opens in new tab) (with shower room), a master suite, two further bedrooms and two bathrooms. (opens in new tab)

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LIVING ROOM

Originally from Belgium, Caroline previously worked in fashion, including being part of the design team for Anya Hindmarch, before moving into interiors five years ago. Her private client list already includes Melissa Odabash and New York facialist to the stars Georgia Louise. After Caroline fitted out Georgia’s coveted Manhattan Atelier, Jennifer Aniston declared its powder room to be ‘the sexiest on earth’.

Caroline’s gallery-like hall announces her love of vintage opulence, but step into the living room and things get serious. Cloud-soft, white-on-gold Milo Baughman armchairs, cascadingtiers of a Lucite chandelier and the hazy sensuality of a Marilyn Minter photograph make for a heady mix.

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Caroline freely admits to an ongoing fascination with the sensual designs of the Seventies. As a child of the era - a time of glamour and daring creativity - she finds herself being drawn back to its styles, while also adding her own stamp.

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DINING AREA

Next door, Hollywood glamour is alive, well and ready to dine out on its past, with Lucite chairs and a brass rams’ heads table laid with gilt-laced foliage. This is where Caroline entertains friends or, equally, hangs out with her teenage sons.

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KITCHEN

The sleek lines of Caroline’s kitchen cabinets (opens in new tab) are broken up by a Murano glass chandelier and the swirls of the marble flooring and worktops.

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A photograph by Laurie Simmons presides over the kitchen’s dining area. The walls are actually a pale pink to tie in with the artwork.

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FAMILY ROOM

Marshmallow-like pouffes contrast with the sharper geometric backdrop in this room, which the family uses for watching movies or reading.

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MASTER ENSUITE

Caroline loves marble because it combines practicality with luxury in this modern bathroom.

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MASTER BEDROOM

Layers of deep textures are balanced out with visually strong outlines.

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See Caroline's portfolio (opens in new tab) at carolinelegranddesign.com

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Photography/Anna Stathaki

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