With the flair of a soldier’s swinging epaulettes,this showily fringed wallpaper makes theperfect background to an alternative officer’s uniform.

Serve up a celebratory brew in a silver and gold teapot fit for a queen. Fancy macarons and dinky crowns add to the deliciousness.

A plush, low-backed sofa in a seductive royal blue is just the spot for an intimate tête-à-tête – hits of gold rev up the glamour.

This directional cabinet hints at the treasure within. Gold mirrors nod to a captain’s polished-to-perfection buttons.

Decked out in a military-inspired stripe, these smart curtains add an upstanding air to campaign plans.

Find a quiet corner beneath a lavish gold leather panel, with a majestic celebratory dessert and topnotch claret.

This commanding chair is a fitting post for an officer and a gentleman. A striking coat of arms ups the heraldic vibe.

Sumptuous Medici red drapes and an imposing, jewel-bright desk are a suitable accompaniment to a future powerhouse.

While the bed rocks a riot of pattern, the styling is meticulously ordered. Decorative wall braiding takes its cue from a war hero’s tunic.

A stately marble washstand and fringed mirrors make the perfect spot to spruce up – quick smart!

Photography ⁄ Jon Day

Styling ⁄ Hannah Franklin

Shining a spotlight on the now and the next in home design and decor, Livingetc is the UK's best selling high end and contemporary home design magazine. As a brand, Livingetc showcases the world's very best homes, breaks and makes the trends, and has access to leading international designers for insight and ideas. It was first published in 1998, and is currently edited by Pip Rich.