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!


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:


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.



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.


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.



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.


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.

Maison & Objet–Paris 2014 (part 2)


Hall 4 & 5 were named “Interior Decoration” and were laden with decorative products ranging from furniture to artificial flowers. Many of the stands were simply stunning, and a great opportunity for the exhibitioners to showcase their products within home-style set-ups. It was interesting to see how the different companies had chosen to showcase their stand depending on what they envisioned best illustrates their brand identity.

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Bold patterns combined with an elegant neutral colour palette embodied this stand. I loved how the apples in glass cases added a bright injection of colour.


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Here you can see how different this stand is to the first pictures, I have to admit this was one of my favourites. I adore the styling and all the products work so well together to create a very homely and complete looking stand. The pairing of antique and chrome finishes balance perfectly and there were a lot of individual accessories.


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This stand was by far the most unusual when compared with the others. The stand was divided in to a number of smaller spaces, each with dynamic lighting and unusual choice of flooring. A lot of the pieces are perfect examples of ‘indoor/outdoor’ furniture, which explained the very organic feel to the whole stand.  One thing I can’t show you in pictures was the music, with each room playing a different pure and calming melody….I could have stayed there all day!


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Cream soft furnishings offset on a dark background with a striking black and white striped wallpaper. The contrast between the naturally treated wood and the high-shine chrome legs on the table finishes worked so glamorously together. The stand was packed with useful accessories and luxurious finishes.