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This house has glamour written all over it. With black the defining colour for the sofas, the gloss coffee table, and to create a feature of the storage and window. The jewel tone accents and opulent chandelier bring the scheme all to life.


Dramatic living room

Living room with chandelier women and sofa set with cushion

(Image credit: Dan Duchars)

The chandelier is from Laurence Oliver Lighting, and cushions from Designers Guild.


Modern hallway

Hallway with rose flower and black door

(Image credit: Dan Duchars)

A checked tile-effect floor adds a touch of traditional charm to this modern hallway. The monochrome palette highlights the striking print, which is simply a blown up version of a photograph taken by the owner when on holiday.

The lino flooring is from Capital Carpets.


Modern retro kitchen

Kitchen with rose flower and counter

(Image credit: Dan Duchars)

Bold and colourful artwork next to a sleek steel kitchen island and bar stools make sure this urban kitchen design remains as lively as the rest of the house.

Try Fandango Interiors for similar bar stools.


Monochrome bathroom

Bathroom with bathtub with white tiles on wall

(Image credit: Dan Duchars)

A monochrome and silver theme in this bathroom creates a chic, modern effect, with the checked tile-effect floor adding a traditional edge. A casually placed piece of art adds a personal touch, while the in-built wall TV denotes luxury.

The bath and basin are from Victoria + Albert, and the TV is from Tilevision.


Black bedroom

Bathroom black wall with king size bed

(Image credit: Dan Duchars)

The black-lacquered four-poster bed and buttoned headboard are truly dramatic focal points for this bedroom. A black wall completes the look, with crisp white bedlinen lifting the whole scheme.

Visit The White Company for white bedlinen, and Heal's for a similar bed.


Decadent bedroom

Bedroom with chandelier with black walls

(Image credit: Dan Duchars)

This white wall, which is adjacent to the bed, allows black furniture to have maximum impact. The zebra-print chair looks stunning against the window, and the crystal chandelier and large mirror ooze glamour.

The chandelier is again from Laurence Oliver Lighting, and try Sigmar for a similar chair.

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Glamorous guest bedroom

Guest bedroom with stairway and chairs

(Image credit: Dan Duchars)

This guest bedroom is just as glamorous as the main. Again, an animal-print chair in a monochrome print gets full attention in this modern scheme.

Find a cow-print chair like this at Ligne Roset.

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.