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Be inspired by this gorgeous Georgian terrace home in west London that just oozes brave and decadent ideas
Opulent fabrics, rich finishes and luxe lighting sit
happily with the rough and tumble of family life in this home where
attention to detail makes it standout special.
1.Go for luxe materials and rich colours in the living room
Silk, gold leaf, copper and oak form the warm base notes of this rich scheme. ‘This was the starting point for the room, then layers of similar textures were added,’ says the owner. The blue and gold wallcovering is a dramatic focal point and with its woodland-inspired theme adds a whimsical, softer, edge.
2. Be bold with a glam modern chandelier in the kitchen
This light, formed of layers of slender steel chain, is the owner’s favourite piece in the house. Ceilings are low in the basement kitchen so its impact is even more dramatic. Installing a much-loved ‘wow’ item in an area that sees daily use, makes a lot of sense. ‘We eat all our meals at this dining table so the chandelier is enjoyed every day,’ says the owner.
3. Make your hallway deluxe
Often over-looked, there is no reason why the hallway shouldn’t be polished as well as practical. The extra wide space in this house is used as an ante room too, with faux panelling on the built-in cupboards. Raw silk wallpaper ups the luxe and gilded furniture and accessories make the room glow.
4. Indulge in a decadent bedroom
This room celebrates excess with its opulent boudoir-meets-kasbar vibe – very Yves St Laurent in Marrakech! Create the look with rich paint colours, acres of iridescent furnishings, gilded lighting, golden trims and piles of plush velvet cushions for languid lounging.
5. Opt for marble in the bathroom
No other material offers the same luxurious and polished finish for bathrooms. The owner was concerned that her choice of bitter chocolate may look too masculine, so she added tiny mother-of-pearl detailing on the drawer fronts. And the use of vintage flower wall lights adds a glamorous and feminine spin.