As the clock ticks and the time gets closer for Bond to reveal himself in the latest chronicle of the James Bond franchise, hitting our screens October 26, we have curated a collection of our favourite sets. Inspired by futuristic machines and Moscovian materials, we show you how to insert a little Bond into your home. Lethally stylish and dangerously sumptuous, here are our favourite looks...
From Russia With Love: 1963
Sean Connery's second instalment of the James Bond series sees him travel to Russia to battle secret terrorist organisation, Spectre. A country associated with sub-zero temperatures, melting furs and super glamorous women, this interior oozes decadence by instigating a dark, mysterious and sexy palette. Inject tones of ravenous red and glimering gold to achieve a truly palatial feel, fit for a spy.
You may not be a gold magnate, nor have a gas chamber with the flick of a switch, however you can imitate Goldfinger's Rumpus Room and achieve this delicious tone in your home. This gold marbling gives the impression of liquid lava running down the walls, onto a bed of silky textures and contrasting shades, which ensures the look avoids over-glitz.
With a repertoire of boats and helicopters and a museum of gadgets, including the notorious jetpack, there's enough tech in this film to make even Q envious. Think spacey whites, clean lines and futuristic seating to achieve this room. Channel the look in the kitchen by installing smart appliances such as these circular-looking ovens that hang mid-cabinet.
Diamonds Are Forever: 1971
It's the start of the 70s and we are loving velour and simple chairs. With Blofeld's retro apartment in mind, design your living room with low-slung seating and a wealth of metallic notes, giving the illusion of a gentleman's club. Keep the colour palette simple, like the furniture, and allow pops of prints and patterns to speak alone.
Live and Let Die: 1973
Filmed on the Caribbean island San Monique, we went super calypso with this one. Whilst this look may be more tropical than the pad Roger Moore stayed in, we champion any excuse to introduce bright, fashionable colours into the house. This worn paint and miss-matched furniture embodies a laid back feel whilst the wood panelling and chandelier are a nod to Britishness.
Celebrating traditional Indian design, the interiors of this 1983 classic film inspired us to create a red look, India's colour of love, seduction and power - how fitting for female jewel smuggler, Octopussy! Go big or go bold, there is no in between with this look.
Contrast henna patterns with colonial prints and ensure the bed takes centre stage by adding a tall headboard.
Die Another Day: 2002
Inspired by Sweden's Ice Hotel, the Ice Palace created in this 21st century film has inspired us to go stark white and icy cold. This is best achieved in a bathroom with simple white tiles and a contemporary curved bathtub. Offset the white with fashionable features, such as this brassy chandelier and towel warmer, to add drama to Bond's bathing.
Coinciding with the franchise's 50th birthday, Skyfall
took Bond back in time and to his family home in Scotland: Skyfall. Employ Scottish tartans and mammoth mouse heads to achieve a remote, country feel and accentuate Bond Britishness by adding chesterfield armchairs to provide a masculine yet traditional and elegant feel. DFS create a 007 hideaway with these timeless leather pieces.
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Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years.
She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.
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