Big it up with luxurious pieces, vivid hues and deluxe patterns. More is most definitely more…
Channel opulent glamour with lavish gold wallpaper and shapely, super-luxe accessories.
WALL Papered in Silkbird wall covering in Gold Col. 1, £546 a roll, Dedar. DETAILS On the mantel: Peacock lamp, £3,295, Liberty; Tiamai crystals, from £395 each; Scroll ornament, £645; and Arian sphere ornament, £325, all Aura London; for similar vintage heels, from £150, try Rokit; Elegance Optic belle coupes, £60 for two, Waterford; and Royale cocktail tray, £40, Biba, all at House of Fraser; and Fantail peacock ornament, £25; and metallic peacock ornament, £35, both Gisela Graham at Amara. Tropicana Palm Tree wall sconce, £295, Graham and Green.
For a powerfully punchy display, set a brazen jumble of patterns against a hypnotic wallpaper.
WALL Papered in Sonora FP479002 wallpaper, £156m, Pierre Frey. FURNITURE Seventies sideboard in Beigo chrome, £2,500, Circus Antiques. DETAILS Kynoch vases, £45 each; Shirley vases, £25 each; Kenmore vases, £50 each; Cherokee vase, £20; Marburg decorative objects, £75; Cranley vase, £35; Caldwell vase, £35; and Brunswick vase, £30, all Habitat. Helena portrait bust, £32, OKA. New Perspective wall mirror in Red, Green and Blue, from £369, Alain Gilles for Bonaldo at Chaplins.
A top to toe mash-up of bold geometrics makes for one spectacularly showy space.
WALLs Papered in Österbro Black wallpaper in 633-08, £386 a panel, Sandberg Wallpaper. FURNITURE Vintage sofa, £500, Margate Retro; upholstered in Miami F111/4013 cotton, £95m, Cole & Son. Flash table, £650, Tom Dixon. Speculum mirrored side table, £195, AYTM at Aria. FLOOR Triangle rubber floor tiles, £68sq m, The Colour Flooring Company. DETAILS Siya chandelier, £750, Habitat. On the mantel: Soleil sculpture, £575, Aura London; and Elements Air candle, £80, Tom Dixon at Trouva. Giullare cushion, £58; and Dige urn, £565, OKA. Flowers, stylist’s own. On the Flash table: Grand Tour Emperor bust; urn; and Goddess bust, £298 each, Jonathan Adler; and London skyline architectural chess set, £80, Skyline Games at Notonthehighstreet.com. Peppe bird vase, on the Speculum table, £135, Leonardo for Amara. Dexter floor lamp, £179, Marks & Spencer.
For this lavish feast fit for a Mad Hatter, a show-stopping table is laden with a generous serving of eccentricity.
WALLs Painted in Majorelle Blue emulsion, £40.37 for 2.1L, Bristol Paint. Window Curtain made in Cheese Cloth and dyed, £6.50m, Cloth House. FURNITURE Dakota ebonised oak and nickel table, £3,300, Julian Chichester. Mulberry Leaf lounger, £295, Graham and Green. Saint Tropez chair in Amber, £488; and Fifties chairs in Forest Green, £269 each, Busetti Garuti Redaelli for Calligaris. FLOOR Udaipur carpet in Blue and Green, £194sq m, Jacaranda Carpets. DETAILS Ostrich feather lamp, £3,500, A Modern Grand Tour. Banquet objects, price on request; and busts, from £640 each, Kathy Dalwood. Foliage, stylist’s own.
An outré collection of crazy-cool animal-themed lamps creates a standout spectacle with shades of brilliance.
WALL Papered in Lemur wall covering, above the dado; and Tigris wall covering, below the dado, both £49 a roll, Emma J Shipley for Clarke & Clarke. FURNITURE Shamsian cabinet in Monochrome, £8,400, Bethan Gray. Oswego armchair, £2,995, House of Hackney. FLOOR Patchwork leopard print rug, £429.99, Zara Home. DETAILS Tiger rug, £1,375, Liberty Oriental Carpets. Zebra vase, £55, Graham and Green. Candles in Blue, Indigo and Aqua, all £18 for 12, Pentreath & Hall. Leopard lampshades, over the candles, £40 each, Susannah Garrod. Banana pot, £65, Group Partner for Liberty. Lakadema leopard candleholder, £44 for two, OKA. Elephant table lamp, £210; and Monkey Stand lamp, far right, £250, Seletti for Aria. Bold Blooms vase, £68, Julie Moon for Anthropologie. Hexagonal candleholders, from £42 for six, Pols Potten for Amara. Marburg decorative object, as before. Gorilla table lamp, £95, Abigail Ahern for Debenhams. Banana bud vase, £48, Jonathan Adler. Cheetah lamp stand, £645; and Tilia lampshade, £375, House of Hackney.
An unashamedly feminine mix of dainty designs and pretty bird motifs puts a whimsical spin on Miss Havisham style.
WALL Papered in Lyrebird wallpaper in W7143-01, £70 a roll, Matthew Williamson for Osborne & Little. FURNITURE Save Empress Wu armchair, £2,150, Jacky Tsai x Mineheart for Chaplins. Officina marble table, £1,950, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Magis; and Gabbia coat rack, £306, Evangelos Vasileiou for Ligne Roset, both at Aria. FLOOR Palace portrait rug, £589, Anthropologie. DETAILS On the floor: Botanical birdcage, £22, Magpie Living at Notonthehigh street.com; Colourful feather bird clip decorations, £2.95 each; and Colourful feather bird decorations on clip, £7 for six, all Pipii. Aviary cage cabinet, £250, India Jane. In the cabinet and on the table: Crystal fish clutch bag, £498; and Crystal multi skull side clutch, £898, both Swarovski at Butler and Wilson; Crystal flower bag, £158; Flowers crystal bag, £158; and Flower couture clutch bag, £550, all Butler and Wilson; and Dandy Ceylon slippers, £259, Penelope Chilvers. Fleur Du Mal kimono, on the coat rack, £575, Harrods.
Adventurous animal prints are top dogs in this menagerie – the wilder, the better…
WALL Papered in Lemur and Tigris wall coverings, as before. FURNITURE Magi bench, £6,552; and Drop chair, £3,434, Flexform. Ziggy console table, £1,654, Porada. Aviary birdcage shelving unit, £450, India Jane. FLOOR Climbing Leopard rug, £4,956, Diane von Furstenberg for The Rug Company. DETAILS Leaping Zebra wall decoration, £330, Out There Interiors. In the shelving unit, from top: lampshade, as before; Blind Faith head ornament, £85, Rockett St George; for similar vintage Christian Louboutin shoes, from £150, try Rokit; and Elements Earth candle, £80, Tom Dixon at Trouva. Ceramic decorative leopard ornament, £30, Margate Retro. Curva magazine holder, £139, Aytm at Aria. Tigre cushion, £165, House of Hackney. Belle coupes; and cocktail tray, as before. Natural reindeer hide rug, on the ottoman, £179, Aria. Vintage jacket, on the chair, from £65 – for similar, try Rokit.
A cosy corner bigs up the outside-in vibe with blowsy blooms and a snugglesome lounger.
WALL Papered in Delft Flower Grande wallpaper in Graphite, £195 a roll, Designers Guild. FURNITURE Sheepskin chaise longue (with book stand attached), £6,600, Alex Eagle Studio. Cookies coffee table, £3,330, Pietro Russo for Gallotti & Radice. FLOOR Malmaison Aquamarine rug, £2,379.34, Maison Christian Lacroix for Moooi Carpets. DETAILS Cosmic hanging ornaments, from £25 each, Kelly Hoppen. Vintage Shrimps fur jacket – for similar, try Rokit. Hand-painted kitten ornaments, £12 each, Sarah Campbell. Flowers, £150, Rebel Rebel.
Add layer upon layer of deep Majorelle Blue for a lush bedroom scheme you won’t be able to resist diving into.
WALL Painted in Majorelle Blue emulsion, as before. FURNITURE Balmoral bed in Velvet Blue, £1,299, Heal’s. W8 side table, £538, Ligne Roset for Aria. New York pouffe, £1,397, Jean-Marie Massaud for Poliform. FLOOR Eberson rug in Cobalt, £2,145, Designers Guild. DETAILS Cranley vase, on the wall ledge, as before. Round coupled candleholder, on the headboard, £69, Ferm Living for Amara. Candle, as before. Blue planter, £69.99, Zara Home. Sebastian Herkner vase, on the bedside table, £369; linen pillowcases, £35 each; and linen duvet cover, from £150, all The Conran Shop. Feather, stylist’s own. Velvet quilt, £215, Graham and Green. Elements Oil candle, £65, Tom Dixon at Trouva. Bust, as before.
Envelop your bathing space with floor-to-ceiling billowy foliage using overgrown plants and life-size sculptures.
WALL AND CEILING Papered in Delft Flower Grande wallpaper, as before. FURNITURE Stand freestanding bath, £6,328, Ex.t for CP Hart. Side table, £1,200, Circus Antiques. DETAILS Plants, from £115 each; and Fan Palm in Pot, £765, Out There Interiors. Carlotta bird vase, £109, Leonardo for Amara. Flower pot, £165, Skultuna for Amara. Copper plant pot, on the floor, stylist’s own. Giraffe sculpture, £6,000, Sergio Bustamante for Talisman. Black planter, £119, Sebastian Herkner for The Conran Shop. Marburg decorative object, as before.
Photography ⁄ James Merrell