10 Unforgettably Mesmerising Spaces From Livingetc's Archives

We've picked 10 droolworthy rooms from top designers for our showcase of amazing talent...

Here are ten stand-out spaces that are packed with inspiration:

1. Living room design by Banda Design Studio

Glamorous, sexy and sophisticated, this dreamy living room is by Banda Design Studio. We can’t resist this space, where perfect period bones meet vintage and modern pieces. ‘The Victorian fireplace was missing but we’re happy with its Marquina marble replacement,’ says Banda founder Edo Mapelli Mozzi.

Photograph: Simon Upton

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2. Fran Hickman's warehouse

Fran Hickman’s carefully curated warehouse-style kitchen plays with scale and an idiosyncratic mix of furnishings. Hard to believe that this sympathetically modernised loft space, which exudes atmospheric calm and diverse design ideas, was an NCP car park in a previous life. ‘We deliberately conceived the kitchen – and the whole apartment – to feel eclectic, while retaining a sense of the building’s character,’ says Fran.

Photograph: Annabel Elston

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3. Entrance by Kingston Lafferty Design

Entrance envy abounds in this penthouse apartment by Kingston Lafferty Design that combines greenery and graphic lines. This fabulous foyer just oozes calm and serenity and is oh-so inspiring. Its creator Roisin Lafferty of Kingston Lafferty Design says, ‘We centred it around natural materials like charred-oak floors and various tones of marble to add depth and interest to the overall palette.

Photograph: Barbara Corsico / Styling:Colin King

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4. Oliver Gustav's Design Studio

Oliver Gustav’s spellbinding design studio draws inspiration from botany, nature and organic textures. This space looks contemporary but there may be a thousand years between objects in it. ‘I get attracted to the same universe; pieces that fit together despite millennia separating them,’ says Oliver. Emma the dog is the perfect accessory.

Photograph: Nicole Franzen. Taken from Live Beautiful by Athena Calderone (£30, Abrams)

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5. Giancarlo Valle's Dining Room

Giancarlo Valle’s diverse dining room thrives on the contrast of the familiar and the unexpected. Opposites attract in this remarkable room that celebrates rich yet understated materials, highlighting the individuality and integrity of each piece. Says Giancarlo: ‘The client was very trusting in the process and wanted to be taken to a new and unusual place but without losing a sense of home.

Photograph: Stephen Kent Johnson/OTTO. Styling: Colin King

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6. Jonathan Adler's Dining Room

Jonathan Adler’s hedonistic hotel dining room celebrates all things louche and luxe. We wouldn’t expect anything less than vibrant hues, standout art and punchy pattern from one of our favourite US designers. ‘This room is about high voltage eccentricity. Hotels are like theatre — an opportunity for drama,’ says Jonathan of the space he created at the Parker Palm Springs hotel.

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7. AllBright's Bathroom By Suzy Hoodless

Suzy Hoodless’ bathroom in the AllBright club is both glamorous and functional, indulgent and restorative. We’re taking inspiration from Suzy Hoodless, who says: ‘The bathrooms are the hidden spaces where we wanted an element of surprise, using bright wallpapers, bespoke vanities and mirrors and ergonomic sanitaryware. I wanted to put a smile on people’s faces, to encourage curiosity and discussion.

Photograph: Taran Wilkhu


8. Amelia Carter's Bedroom Design

Amelia Carter’s bedroom paradise takes inspiration from the magic of the Bahamas. Sweet dreams are guaranteed in this exotic space designed around palm trees, jungle motifs and vibrant velvet. ‘The colour, ebullience and magical feeling of being on the smaller islands, with low jungle around you and wonderful birdsong, was the starting point for my ideas,’ says Amelia.

Photograph: Emma Lewis

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9. Palácio Príncipe Real boutique hotel

Gail and Miles Curley have created this serene and seductive en suite in their beautifully restored historic hotel. Who wouldn’t love to chill in this divinely delicious bathroom, complete with silver bathtub and ornate stucco ceiling? You’ll find it at the beguiling Palácio Príncipe Real boutique hotel in Lisbon, built as a private house in 1877, now with all the comforts of modern living.

Photograph: Francisco Nogueira

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10. Ladies' Powder Room By Martin Brudnizki

Martin Brudnizki’s Iconic and irreverent ladies’ powder room at Annabel’s is where fantasy meets fabulousness. We’re right there with design supremo Brudnizki, who says: ‘This might be one of my favourite rooms in the whole club, despite not being allowed in it. I love the tented ceiling, layers of materiality and its cosy, comfortable vibe. Plus, everyone knows the best gossip happens here!

Photograph: James McDonald

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Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.