Take the bejewelled look to new extremes with perfectly cut, but roughly sculpted faux crystal. Dangerously sharp…

This shimmering Plexiglas and mirror wall lamp gives the classical motif a modern update – scrolled, but never staid.

Shake up for the Bourbon aesthetic by mixing courtly silhouettes with flamboyant shots of colour. It’s an aristocratic rave…

Follow Marie Antoinette’s lead and lose your head over these deliciously OTT cakes. The ‘sugar plum’ cabinet looks pretty tasty too.

Give fine dining added edge with acid-pink accessories and a funky floral print. (The Louis chairs are just ghosts at the feast.)

Punk up your bureau with a cast list of the epoch’s greatest heroes (plus a few martyrs for the cause).

Plan your next revolutionary move from glamorous seating fit for a king and queen.

After storming the Bastille, cool off under a shower system that refreshes from all sides.

The monarch’s bed epitomises the grandeur of Versailles – decadent, dramatic and divine.

Photography ⁄ Damian Russell

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.