Step inside a Hollywood glamour apartment

Get old-school Hollywood glamour style tips and elegant decorating ideas from this stunning house tour with tips and inspiration on teaming vintage finds with sleek modern surfaces.

Property type: A two-floor apartment in a Grade II listed 1860s villa.
Space: 3bedrooms (one of which is used as a dressing room), living roomdining roomkitchen, 3 bathrooms (one main bathroom, one smaller en suite, one upstairs toilet).

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women holding painting

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jake Curtis)

Many of the original 1860s features were lovingly brought back to life to provide an elegant backdrop for many traditional and modern possessions.

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couple of blue chairs

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Vintage button-backed chairs form a stylish seating area in front of the tall villa windows that pour light into the living room.

The moss-green 1960s Italian chairs were sourced at Alfies Antique Market (opens in new tab).

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women on call

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Original 1860s features in neutral colours of cream and stone hues, are offset by modern pale wood flooring and a sleek standard lamp.

For a similar classic lamp try M&S (opens in new tab).

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dining table with cup saucer and spoon

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An unusual and entirely individual table setting is created by mixing old vintage crockery with new.  The combination of pattern, colour and texture make for a truly one-off display.

This Napoleon III tea set was found at the Paul Bert flea market  (opens in new tab)in Paris.

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room with wooden flooring and chair

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High ceilings and ornate plasterwork are accentuated by simple and elegant furniture oozing Hollywood glamour.

The elegant floral carpet blends beautifully with the warm wood flooring and was sourced from Paul Smith (opens in new tab).

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kitchen with white tiles and cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jake Curtis)

Light from the traditional tall villa windows floods the kitchen, where modern stainless steel is softened by the warm limestone flooring and the natural tones of the wooden cabinets.

Similar limestone flooring can be found at Fired Earth (opens in new tab).

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room with photo frame and red heels

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Simple and elegant panelling and windows provide a perfect backdrop in the dining room for colourful features and possessions that are easily interchangable.

The coral featured was found in Hong Kong and sits alongside a retro Biba (opens in new tab) shoe.

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bathroom with cream wall and bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jake Curtis)

Shapes and lines are kept clean and simple in the bathroom with neutral marble and limestone accentuating the colourful glassware and beautiful storage.

The beautiful terracotta orange boxes are from Hermes (opens in new tab).

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room with white wall and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jake Curtis)

Simple and elegant wooden frames run the length of the corridor featuring exquisite black and white Helmut Newton lithographs.

Habitat (opens in new tab) do a similar range of simple wooden frames.

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bedroom with yellow wall and bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jake Curtis)

A stunning gold feature wall provides an unusual backdrop in the bedroom, for stylish Fifties chinoiserie lamps.

The gold feature wall was created with gold emulsion paint from John Oliver.

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from a Melbourne cottage to a London fashion designer's pad

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. 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.