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.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

 

It’s all too easy in home interior design to get carried away with choosing specific items or colour to emulate that all important “wow-factor”. Often people want to use bold statement wallpaper or vibrant colours which will undoubtedly take ones breath away, but are not always necessary or even suitable for the space. So, my answer of the moment? To make your space jaw-dropping without going over the top is to simply reflect.

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Caadre Mirror from Fiam

Mirrors are not just home accessories and decoration, they are also tools which can be used in various ways to change the atmosphere of your home and can be a very inexpensive way to add grandeur to your home (without the need for tearing down walls).

 

Here are my top 5 tips:

1. Dark rooms often give a sense of less space and crowding in. Such rooms can benefit from good positioning of a mirror or series of mirrors. One of the best ways to do this is to position a mirror on the opposite wall to a window, that way the light penetrating the room will be instantly reflected in the mirror and will make the space feel more open and airy.

                Gallery Mirror from Fiam

2. Narrow Hallways can be transformed with a large mirror to open up the area and give a less confined impression.

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Puzzle mirror from Christopher Guy

 

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3. Using mirrors behind feature lighting and lamps can help to brighten up dark corners of a room and help to diffuse the light around the space. We particularly like when this effect is used at either side of a bed creating a glamorous focal point to the room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louisiana headboard from Frato

 

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Bespoke headboard design by Bibi Interiors

4. Don’t be scared to be creative. Exuberant and glamorous mirrors can look absolutely stunning and make impressive statements. The same goes for highly modern and contemporary mirrors for those minimal homes.

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Strum und Drang mirror from Glas Italia                                           Colour on Colour mirrors by Glas Italia

5. Mirror on furniture is a great way to incorporate all the benefits from mirror without dedicating wall space. Now this can be over done, but if you get the balance right it can look gorgeous. My advice is to go for items which aren’t completely mirror but are broken up with an alternative material, this also gives a far more luxurious feel to the piece of furniture.

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Paris-Hive Sideboard from Frato                                                           Illusion side tables from Glas Italia

 

All products featured in this article are available from Bibi Interiors.