The Palace’s epic grandeur is echoed in dramatic modern shapes and divinely decadent styles. It's a royal revolution...
Take the bejewelled look to new extremes with perfectly cut, but roughly sculpted faux crystal. Dangerously sharp…
Crystal Rock vases, from £340 each, Arik Levy for Lasvit. Soffio console table, £4,734, Antonio Citterio for Flexform. Twelve-arm Fontaine candelabra, £695, Angel&Boho. Manon Balletti by Jean-Marc Nattier canvas, £335, Surface View.
This shimmering Plexiglas and mirror wall lamp gives the classical motif a modern update – scrolled, but never staid.
Josephine 5D wall light, £276, Dubos & Fard for Ligne Roset. Bourbon side table, £525, Oka. On the table, from left: On the Rock martini glass, £75; Half Cut champagne coupe, £75; Tanqueray No.10 martini glass, £75; and small and large Fulcrum candlesticks, from £295 each, all Lee Broom; and Rose wall decorations, £39 for three, BoConcept .
Shake up for the Bourbon aesthetic by mixing courtly silhouettes with flamboyant shots of colour. It’s an aristocratic rave…
Curtains made in Beau Monde 14255.502 cotton-mix in Bright Pink, £252.72 per m, Christian Fischbacher. Library three-seater sofa, £3,334 (plus 11m of fabric), Julian Chichester, upholstered in Damsel Damask velvet, £150 per m, Timorous Beasties. Acrylic coffee table, £494, Out There Interiors. Floralism drumstool in Peony, £250, Angel&Boho. Parigi side table, £840, Studio Catoir for Ligne Roset. Misty footstool, in the foreground, £195, House of Holland for Habitat. On the coffee table, from left: Neverending Glory La Scala table lamp, £683, Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus for Lasvit; and Vase on Orange Sphere, £12,000; Vase on Yellow Sphere, £12,000; and Bowl on Red Sphere, £7,500, all Wedgwood by Lee Broom at Harrods. Tricot rug, £2,846, Lema. Fontaine candelabra, as before. Candles, £18 for six, Cire Trudon.
Follow Marie Antoinette’s lead and lose your head over these deliciously OTT cakes. The ‘sugar plum’ cabinet looks pretty tasty too.
Baroque cabinet, £1,095, Out There Interiors. Alcide square pouffe, £1,565; and Alcide round pouffe, £1,759, O. Moon for Porada. Table lamp 01, £660, Marie-Lise Féry for Magic Circus Éditions. Classical Elegance wedding cake, from £5,000; and bespoke Opera wedding cake, from £8,000, Cakes by Krishanthi. Petit Oiseaux candlestick, on top of the Classical Elegance cake, £175, Angel&Boho. Chocolate Raspberry Drip cake, £69.95, Peggy Porschen Cakes. Victorian/Edwardian cake stand, from £16, RE.
Give fine dining added edge with acid-pink accessories and a funky floral print. (The Louis chairs are just ghosts at the feast.)
RBM Noor chair in English Rose in Forest, £350, Feathr. Louis Ghost chairs, £480 for two, Philippe Starck for Kartell. Avernus dining table, £1,495, Graham and Green. French chest in Pink, £875, Out There Interiors. Fleville chandelier, on the table, £3,330, Vaughan. Oiseaux candlestick and Victorian/Edwardian cake stand, as before. Butterfly Bloom teapot, £95; cups and saucers, £40 for a set; and plates, £85 for four, all Wedgwood. Chic & Matt cake stand, £14, Baci Milano at Amara. Salmon Pink mini cakes, from £60 each, Cakes by Krishanthi. Candles, as before. Klein candelabra, £45, Habitat. Galerie de Portraits tray, £120, Ibride at Liberty. Ostrich quills, £28 each; and Metallic Rose cut-out braid, £49 per m, VV Rouleaux. Swan vase, £15, George Home. Pressed Bon Bon jar with lid, £35; and Savanna jug, £19.50, M&S. Pixie art print, £65, Jane Fredericks. Malta vase, £260, Astier de Villatte at Designers Guild. Fancy poster, £55 (unframed), Antoni & Alison. Tricot rug, as before. Curtain made in Brera Lino F1723/01 linen in Alabaster, £59 per m, Designers Guild.
Punk up your bureau with a cast list of the epoch’s greatest heroes (plus a few martyrs for the cause).
French Secretary tiered desk, £5,215, Sweetpea & Willow. Louis Ghost chair, as before. Muse Statue pendant, £515, Mineheart at Chaplins. Busts, from right: Alexandre, £95; Marie Antoinette, £95; Napoleon, £110; Louise, £95; and L’esclave, £170, all Cire Trudon. French postcards, £30 for a box, shown, Etsy. Versailles art print, £95, Jane Fredericks. Vintage paper guillotine, £26; and Marie Antoinette’s Not Dead poster, £13.99, Artemis Vintage Prints at eBay.
Plan your next revolutionary move from glamorous seating fit for a king and queen.
Proust outdoor armchair, £765, Konstantin Grcic for Magis at Chaplins. Mad Queen armchair, £3,567, Marcel Wanders for Poliform. Chess table, £809, Front for Moooi. Acrylic chess set in Neon, £795 (including board), Jonathan Adler. Heritage cushion, £640 for three, Marcel Wanders for Moooi. Floral cushion, £19, very.co.uk. Delphine mirror, £395, The French Bedroom Company. Cambridge braid in Navy, Chalk White and Alizarin Crimson, £29 per m, Samuel & Sons. Spacia floor tiles in Ceramic Frost and Ceramic Coal, £39.99 per sq m, Amtico.
After storming the Bastille, cool off under a shower system that refreshes from all sides.
La Cage shower, from £12,960, Catchpole & Rye. Shower curtain made in Lunar Z162/16 linen-mix in Pool, £100 per m, Zinc Textile. Dulwich mirror, £495, sofa.com. Rotella side table, £79.99, MY-Furniture. Gainsborough ottoman, £3,951, George Smith. Mascarade Arlequin beach towel, on the ottoman, £90, Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild. Musée double tiebacks, £995 each, Samuel & Sons. Vintage swan object, £55, Liberty. Buly 1803 soaps, £24 each, Dover Street Market. Spacia floor tiles, as before.
The monarch’s bed epitomises the grandeur of Versailles – decadent, dramatic and divine.
Felix 03 super-king bed with The Procession of Bacchus tapestry headboard by Zardi & Zardi, £30,237, Savoir Beds. Plaster bed linen, from £35 for a pillowcase, The Conran Shop. Tiber quilt, £395, Designers Guild. Cushions, from left: Reveries Vert Buis, £99, Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild; Oil, £640 for three, Marcel Wanders for Moooi; and Eastern Floral, £19, George Home. Chocolate Raspberry Drip cake, as before. Butterfly Bloom plates, as before. Pli side tables, £1,018 each, Victoria Wilmotte for ClassiCon at Aram Store. 28 pendants, on the side tables, £462.10 each, Omer Arbel for Bocci. Saisons and Calisto tassel tiebacks, from £125 each, Samuel & Sons. Infinitive Gaze art print, £65, Jane Fredericks. English Rose rug, £7,350, Knots Rugs. Shoes, from £429 a pair, Emma Hope. Curtains made in Brera Lino linen, as before.
Photography ⁄ Damian Russell