Trend Watch : Modern Hollywood Glamour

In recent years many have considered modern interior design to mean white walls, sparse living environments with cleverly hidden storage and zero clutter. And although still a popular look, it has never been entirely practical for the family home!

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This year we will see an increase in creating luxurious interiors. Dark walls teamed with metallic finishes and deep colours to give that moody Hollywood Glamour feel to the room. Still incorporating that timeless combination of black and white, these schemes feel far more welcoming and user friendly (child friendly) spaces. Here are a few of my main tips:

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Lacquered finishes are used in abundance. Hollywood Glamour is all about using your home as a showpiece so make it shine! Make sure to include lots of luxurious fabrics…velvet upholstery, silk lampshades and deep, soft rugs mark this design style. Be careful of scale when choosing furniture, the emphasis is not on individual pieces but the feeling they create when eclectically arranged together. Accessorise with a mix of classic and modern items, don’t be afraid to include vibrant colour pieces and of course lots of metallic finishes. And finally keep in mind the era of Hollywood Glamour and the Glitz of the lifestyle it represents. These spaces are more about people and relationships than they are about the 42” flat screen!

Here are a few products to get the look – available on our website:

 

Square – Cube Zinc & Kubic Caviar

Khroma Cube Zinc, is a modern metallic grey and black geometric deisgn. This paste the wall wallpaper is part of the Square collection by Khroma.

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Circles Occasional Table – Dom Edizioni

Supported on eight metallic bronze rings, the ‘Circles’ Occasional Table from Dom Edizioni has a black lacquered glass top and a strong, sculptural feel.CirclesCoffeeTable

Gem Occasional Table Black – HB

The Gem Occasional Table from British designer HB is available in two colours: Black & White. Its multifaceted design and high gloss finish make it an impressive sculptural piece that reflects light from many different angles.

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Black Water Hurricane – Van Roon

The work of Dutch design house, Van Roon, this Black Water Hurricane lantern has a frame of brightly polished metal and panes of dark smoked glass. The combined effect is one of subdued elegance.

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Pithos Black Nickel Table Lamp – Heathfield Lighting

Voluptuous ceramic form hand finished in burnished bronze. A real signature piece. Finished with an Ivory silk French drum shade lined in Pebble silk.

 

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Elle Chaise-Lounge – Dom Edizioni

The Elle Chaise-Longue from Italian design specialist Dom Edizioni is a large and beautifully constructed piece of contemporary furniture that promises great comfort and excellence in aesthetics. For convenience, it has a removable cover.

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All the above products and more are available on our online store.

If you would like further advice or a unique Hollywood glamour interior designed for your space, contact our talented in-house design team.

Trend Watch: 1920’s Art Deco

With the upcoming release of Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby remake just around the corner, everyone is talking Art Deco. Clean lines, simple colour palettes and a nod to old Hollywood are all great to aspire to. With the recent reveal of set images from the film we focus on our interpretation of the trend and the top five products you should be purchasing to get the look.

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These fabulous on set images show the amazing interiors designed for the film. Intricate detailing and luxurious materials capture the roaring 20’s perfectly.

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Here are a list of our favourite pieces to get the look.

 

The Sofa and Chair Company – Fenton Chair

This fluted back armchair epitomises Art Deco style. Its curving back and simple base are minimalistic yet elegant. Perfect for lounging in with the paper or relaxing with a drink.

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Harlequin – Deco Fabric

This fabric from Harlequin is a classic 1920’s print. In the black and cream colour way it would make great cushions or a gorgeous blind.

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Simpsons – Charleston Tiffany Mirror

This gorgeous cut mirror with sparkling frame would look fabulous in any hallway or hanging over a sideboard. It’s timeless style would work in both modern and classical homes.

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Porta Romana – Mirrored Commode

When it comes to 1920’s furniture, high gloss wood is the only way to go. With its central mirrored panel this unit combines two fabulous finishes to produce a luxury piece of stunning furniture.

 

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Spina – Double Jet Crystal Tieback

Finally these stunning crystal tiebacks would finish off any Hollywood worthy interior. Glistening black tassels are a great alternative to traditional fabric tiebacks and add sheer luxury to any curtains.

 

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All products available through Bibi Interiors.