Lavish furnishings, jolts of colour and fabulous OTT touches give a theatrical twist to neoclassical style
Inject your walls with Thirties-style star power by bumping up a candy stripe behind edgy black frames.
WALLS Papered in bespoke Colour Stripe wallpaper in Blush, £194 per roll, Sandberg. Woodwork painted in Railings estate emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball. FURNITURE Rider dining table, £2,949.60, Jonathan Adler. Ravello dining chairs, £199.99 each, MY-Furniture. DETAILS Blue Fifties vase, £160, Wild at Heart. Floral arrangement, stylist’s own. Sue Timney cup and saucer, above and opposite, £9.50, M&S. Deco espresso cup and saucers, £91 for a set, Roberto Cavalli Home at Amara. Beaumont Tapered vase, £39; and Beaumont Flared vase, £35, Made.com.
Channel your inner diva in a golden throne absolutely dripping with glamour.
A punchy orange stripe and totally outré carpet maximise the drama in a sumptuously decked-out suite.
WALL Stripe painted in Lolly Pop matt emulsion, £44 for 2.5l, Mylands. FURNITURE Mouna velvet sofa, £6,605, The Sofa & Chair Company. Coffee table, £290, Urban Outfitters. FLOOR Quirky B Zebo carpet, £95.70 per sq m, Alternative Flooring. DETAILS Tessellate wall light, £275, Habitat. Mirror, £200, Urban Outfitters. Beat Vessel, £990, Tom Dixon at Liberty. Sue Timney side plate, on the wall, £29.50, M&S. Cushions, from left: Bold Cubism in Parisian Pink; Palm Beach in Yellow; Bold Cubism in Picasso Red; and Bold Cubism in Parisian Pink, from £109 each, all Mariska Meijers; and made in Monkey Bean linen-mix in Stone, front, £154 per m, Ardmore Design; backed with Padua acrylic in Outdoor Grass, £39 per m, Designers Guild. Candelabra, £160, Wild at Heart. Bespoke Barbie, from £50, Mark Clarke. In the Pink: Dorothy Draper America’s Most Fabulous Decorator book, £68, Amazon.
Pimped up with fringing, this show-stopping dressing table is the ideal spot to get ready for your close-up.
WALL Painted in Peignoir estate emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball. FURNITURE Lantau faux-shagreen dressing table, £1,685, Oka. DETAILS Natural cotton bullion fringe, £78 per m, Samuel and Sons. Electra XL table light, £349, Charles Lethaby at Heal’s. Shell vase, £12.60, Urban Outfitters. Conran Bubble vase, £55, M&S. Pari bone-inlay mirror, £315, Lombok. Perfumes, stylist’s own.
For the most extravagant of wall coverings, line the surface in lush fabric. It’s divinely decadent…
WALL Lined with Luna Z162/17 linen/silk-mix in Lime, £100 per m, Zinc Textile; and trimmed with Fluro Pink masking tape, £6.94 per roll, cpc.farnell.com. FURNITURE Piet chest of drawers, £599, Swoon Editions. Glamorös linen chair in Dusky Pink, £449, Calvers + Suvdal. Caldwell drinks trolley, £450, Graham and Green. FLOOR Beyond rug, £1,140 per sq m, Deirdre Dyson. DETAILS Framed picture, Oxfam. Flower wall sconce, £129, Graham and Green. Cheetah teapot, £800; Lion butter dish, £350; and Sable fruit bowl, £2,000, all Ardmore Ceramic Art at Patrick Mavros. Prism Wine decanter, £495; Prism Captain’s decanter, £495; and Prism Martini glass, £95, all Linley. Vintage Giant Ralph Lauren perfume bottle, £120, Lorfords. Armagnac, stylist’s own.
Ocean-blue hues, a glitzy chandelier and shimmering drapes bring an irresistibly cool, Palm Springs vibe.
WINDOW Curtain, as before. FURNITURE Bertoia Diamond chair, as before. Otto vellum console table, £2,734, Julian Chichester. Deco velvet tub chair, £3,490, Linley; and Geometric side table, £79, George Home, both in the room beyond. FLOOR Concentric Border rug, from £45, Next Home. DETAILS Atticus pendant, £696, Där Lighting at John Lewis. Vintage table lamp, £350, Liberty. On the console table, from top left: Jali vase, £158, Marie Christine Dorner for Ligne Roset; Pineapple book end, £195 for two, House of Hackney; Futura Feathers vase, £298, Jonathan Adler; and Cloche vase, £25; and Copper vase, £30, both Habitat. Luke Hannam artwork, £250, McCully and Crane. Leopard objects, £34 each, West Elm. Hanging planter, as before.
Double up on a Thirties motif by painting the outline of a Deco-style mirror. Call it in-depth beauty…
WALL Art Deco detailing painted in Lulworth Blue estate emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball; and background painted in Peignoir estate emulsion, as before. FURNITURE Bjhon washbasin, £2,904, Angelo Mangiarotti for Agape at West One Bathrooms. Lantau dressing table, as before. Alcide pouffe, £1,528, O Moon for Porada at Heal’s. FLOOR Starburst Patchwork cowhide rug, £395, Graham and Green. DETAILS Electra table light, perfumes and fringe,as before. Clara Art Deco shaped mirror, £180, Biba at House of Fraser. Runway Meda dress, £980, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.
Give a subtle nod to the allure of Art Deco with a gilded circular unit and standout pendant.
WALL Papered in Petipa W6894-05 wallpaper, £89 per roll, Osborne & Little. FURNITURE Ariel double bed, from £2,565, Sweetpea & Willow. Ravello shelf unit, £419.99, MY-Furniture. DETAILS Carina pendant, £275, Charles Lethaby at Heal’s. Cushions, from back to front: Palm Beach in Yellow, as before; made in Chinon F1165/21 Dupion silk in Jasmine, £44 per m, Designers Guild; and Lovebird Leopard cushion cover in Magnolia, £121, Ardmore Design. Bedspread made in Arieta F1868/23 cotton-mix in Turquoise, £51 per m, Designers Guild. Shoes, stylist’s own. Tissue paper, from a selection, Hobbycraft. Vintage coat hanger, £5, Oxfam. Meynell bikini top (part of a set), £185, House of Hackney.
With its epic fantail headboard and dynamic wallpaper duo, this boudoir is a young starlet’s dream space.
WALL Papered in Celestial Dragon W6545-01 wallpaper, above the rail, £110 per roll, Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little; and Petipa wallpaper, as before. FURNITURE Ariel bed and Ravello shelf unit, as before. Casey statement table, £179, Living by Christiane Lemieux at House of Fraser. FLOOR Glimpse rug, £1,140 per sq m, Deirdre Dyson. DETAILS Carina pendants, Beaumont vase, bedspread, Palm Beach; Chinon; and Lovebird Leopard cushions, shoes, mats, coat hanger and bikini top, all as before. Palm Beach Blue cushion, from £86, Mariska Meijers. Lovebird Leopard cushion cover in Delta, £102, Ardmore Design. Mask Rhombus Coral wall mirror, £550, Petite Friture at Heal’s. Bed linen in Silver Grey silk, from £69 for a pillowcase, Gingerlily. Aquitaine fine bullion fringe, on the bedspread, £99 per m, Samuel and Sons.
Photography ⁄ Michael Sinclair
Styling ⁄ Marianne Cotterill