Inspired by the legendary Orient Express, take a journey to where Deco glamour gets a cool, contemporary twist
Pumped up to giant size, this clock is inspired by a period timepiece. Thirties-style seating also pays tribute to another golden era.
Pocket Watch wall clock, £70, The Orchard at notonthehighstreet.com. Deco velvet tub chairs in Royal Blue, £3,500 each, Linley. Cube side table, £199, West Elm. Key Slate rug, £5,392, Suzanne Sharp for The Rug Company. Passport cover, on the tub chair, £55, Aspinal of London. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie book, £29.95, The Folio Society. Savonette Full Hunter pocket watch, £190, Tissot at Watch Shop. Monterosa vintage hooded coat, £195, Amazon.co.uk. Hubertus brogues, £595, Christian Louboutin. Valet box, £45 (includes brush), Herring Shoes.
Modern-day luggage takes its cue from designs of the past. Whether you’re a safari girl, or a fan of vintage Vuitton, there’s a model to suit.
Luggage, from bottom left: Safari suitcase, £1,325, Globe-Trotter; The Entrepreneur vanity case, £160; and The Alchemist hat box, £185, Steamline; Forties Louis Vuitton suitcase, £3,600; and vintage horseshoe collar and stud box, £575, Bentleys; The Alchemist Gold vanity case, on top of the Vuitton, £200, Steamline; and Charlotte Olympia leopard-print shoe box, £3,500; and Safari vanity case, £695, Globe-Trotter. Chinese birdcage, £95, Orchid. 1961 Print pocket square, £30, Amelia Graham London. Collar, £295; and Penmayne of London fedora, £349, William & Son.
With its deep-buttoned upholstery, pleated detailing and luxurious burgundy colourway, this sofa ramps up classical style to the max.
Chesterfield mohair sofa, £3,895, George Smith for Soho Home. Fence bench/table, £1,361, Christophe Pillet for Lema. Off the Moon side table N°3, £548, Thomas Dariel for Maison Dada at Silvera. Rif Light rug, £1,905, The Rug Company. Platform sign, £230, English Salvage Ltd. The Entrepreneur vanity case, The Alchemist hat box and Safari vanity case, all as before. 1982 Print, on the side table; and 1970 Print pocket squares, £30 each, Amelia Graham London. Patternity Warp espresso cup and saucer, £100, Richard Brendon.
Contemporary homeware is given an industrial edge – the metal caging on this storage unit recasts period form for the modern age.
Giro storage trolley, £275, De Eekhoorn at Cuckooland. Curtain made in Croisette 38460545 viscose-mix in Bordeaux, £126.50 per m, Casamance. Orion HB-57037-08 studded holdback in Pewter, £220, Samuel & Sons. Circus 93/6020 wallpaper, £350 per roll, Cole & Son. Tassel light, £585, Curiousa & Curiousa. Sofia linen footstool, £495, Soho Home. Ofantligt tableware, from £2.75 for a mug, Ikea. Feather duster, £14, Labour and Wait. Cutlery, stylist’s own.
Iconic designs never lose their appeal… Conceived in the Fifties, this lamp marries Deco-like elegance with architectural perfection.
Model 548 table light, approx £765, Gino Sarfatti for Flos. Soho bar table, £295, Barker and Stonehouse. Shoreditch bar stools, £330 each, Neptune. Tablecloth, £21.99, Hotel Linens. Marquis Crosby martini glass, £25 for two, Waterford. Olive pick, stylist’s own. Kate Spade New York Telephone Dial compact mirror, £31; and L’Objet dice, £80 for two pairs, all Amara. Linen napkin, £32 for two, Once Milano.
Once out of fashion, valet stands are back on-trend… This beauty is made of luxe, tactile materials and has a chic, streamlined shape.
Black American walnut valet stand, £3,420, Honorific. Pepe marble mirror, £450, Studiopepe for Menu at Amara. Coat, £5,500, Furs of Mayfair. Curtain made in Tatiana 7755/21 velvet in Sapphire, £79 per m, Romo. U620 leather bench, £1,990, Jens Risom for Benchmark. Element rug, £3,378, The Rug Company. R1188 Country Flyer train set, £49.75, Hornby at Amazon. Moulamax boots, £695, Christian Louboutin. Prism mirrors, £45 each, Haidée Drew.
With its etched detailing, this drinks cabinet pays tribute to Thirties design. The woven leather armchair also reimagines trad finishes.
Webster drinks cabinet, £599, M&S. Curtains made in Tatiana velvet, as before. Mentor destroyed raw-leather armchair, £2,225, Timothy Oulton at Heal’s. Webster floor lamp, £150, Graham and Green. Life Clipper holdall, £299, Bric’s at Amara. Collar, as before. High Rise rug, £4,560, Deirdre Dyson. Chess and Draughts travel game, £8, John Lewis. Fedora, £210, Tom Smarte at William & Son. Bronze cross object, £225; Triangular bottle object, £235; and Black cube object, £350, all Elisa Ossino Studio for Living Divani at Silvera. Gold champagne flutes, £9 each, Star by Julien Macdonald for Debenhams. Mini Gold Prosecco, £3.95 each, Bottega at 31dover.com. Lismore Black tumblers, £130 for two; and Marquis Crosby martini glasses, as before, Waterford. Brass polished bowls, £39.50 for four, Rockett St George.
A plush headboard takes Thirties glamour to new heights of style. Team with accessories with repeat motifs for the full-on Deco look.
Desdémone king-size bed, £3,180, Nada Nasrallah and Christian Honer for Ligne Roset at Harrods. Chloé lacquered-brass and Calacatta marble screen, £5,699, Gallotti&Radice at Harrods. Deadline mirror, leaning against the wall, £1,290, Ron Gilad for Cassina at Silvera. Desk wall lamp, £220, House Doctor at Holloways of Ludlow. Casino drinks trolley, £250, Rockett St George. Hex tea service, from £50 for a cup and saucer; Warp espresso cup and saucer, as before; and Patternity Coupe dinnerware, from £65 for a salad plate, all Richard Brendon. Off the Moon cake stand N°1, on the trolley, £359; and Off the Moon tray N°4, on the bed, £307, Thomas Dariel for Maison Dada at Silvera. Charcoal Palmer bed linen, from £99.95 for a pillowcase, Ralph Lauren Home. Broadchalke throw, £350, Eleanor Pritchard at Heal’s. Acrylic pearls, £13.99 per 20m string, Amazon. City Reflexion II rug, £17,425, André Fu for Tai Ping at House of Tai Ping.
Updating a standard chest, this gorgeously conceived piece features modern bronze plating alongside skilled cabinetry techniques.
Bayus 3 Canaletto walnut chest of drawers, £7,757, G & O Buratti for Porada. Tambour letter rack, £250, Linley. Gold envelopes, £2 for six; and gold pen, £8, Paperchase. Desk bell, £19.95, Rockett St George. Transience mirror, £899, Lex Pott and David Derksen for Transnatural at Heal’s. Circus pouffe, £340, Normann Copenhagen at Amara. Stardust rug in Azure, £750, Floor_Story. Safari suitcase and Louis Vuitton suitcase, as before. Four Colour pocket square, £62, Lanvin at Liberty.
Photography ⁄ Simon Bevan
Styling ⁄ Jo Bailey