It’s that tine of year again. Time for Oscars opulence. To create movie-watching magic at your place, and rock a red carpet look all of your own, check out our top tops below…from sumptuous velvet sofas to dishy drinks trolleys to dapper desks and ruby red armchairs, it’s that time of year when everything glam is good again – and we can’t say we’re disappointed.
(L – R: Image 1: Notting Hill 3.5-seater sofa, Fleur side table, Vena mirror, Starry-eyed Cockatoo framed print, United Strangers Drum side table, Marcella velvet armchair. Image 2: Coogee 3-seater sofa – made in Australia, Smithy bar cart, Miki velvet cushion, cow hide rug – black and white, Century sideboard. Image 3: Dynasty velvet 3-seater sofa, Lucy side table, Artificial Green Kingdom plant, Protea pack framed print, Miki velvet cushion, Replica Santa and Cole Tripode floor lamp).
While the old-school concept of a feature wall may have fallen out of favour, if you get your colours right – we’re opting for dark and moody, bold and broody – you can transform a room by making a focal point with the wall behind a key piece, such as a sink-into-me sofa. Take it a step further by glamming it up with a gallery of mirrors, hanging wall rugs or your favourite artwork.
Luxe accessories such as cowhide rugs, portable bar carts, fresh flowers, cushions, cosy throws and candles are simple tools to turn up the heat in any living space. Don’t be afraid to experiment with accessories, while often associated with clutter, if they’re selected – and styled – with purpose, they can make the difference between bland…and grand.
When it comes to colour, go bold. Sure, we sell plenty of grey sofas, and as one of our favourite new neutrals, they’re unlikely to go out of style any time soon, but just one key purchase in a striking shade – whether a sofa, an armchair or a fabulous oversized rug – is often the only statement you need to inject personality at your place.
(L – R: Image 1: Chain Gang mirror tray, cowhide – Devore white & silver, Lucretia wall mirror, Roman Bust statue, Coil wall basket large, United Strangers Le Chiq Sofa. Image 2: Miki velvet cushion, Mario Mazzer Frame dressing table, Adele candle holder, Kenneth Dahl Tomas dining chair).
Find your own vibe, and then bring it home. Whether you love the glitz and glam or prefer something more sophisticated and subtle, use homewares such as side tables, rugs, mirrors and more to show off your interior styling skills – and if you’re not sure, contact a stylist for ideas and inspo galore.