With Claire Hornby
WHEN it comes to the comfort of our own homes, we all like to think of ourselves as style superstars. And one of the strongest trends this season is exactly what we need to confirm how we feel. It’s pure Hollywood, but with a Regency touch that gives it extra opulence.
As befits a movie star look, there’s plenty of gleam and glitter involved. The Athos Console Table sums it up perfectly, with clean, plain-edged legs and strong marble top – while not what you might think of as classic Regency furniture, it has a simplicity of style that makes it a perfect fit.
The shining legs of this elegant console give a sleek glamour to the room, enhanced here by the addition of a cluster of gilded candles and the striking Chain Glass Lamp with its textured gold base.
Comfort is absolutely at a premium in this sort of room, of course, so you need a strong focus on your soft furnishings, too. I’m thrilled with Parker Knoll’s Celestine Snuggler with its foil charcoal fabric. The geometric cushions add to its individual look – perfect for curling up on.
Even in a room designed for subtle glows, lighting is important. The Lamp Shade Ball contributes both style and illumination – and striking mirrors such as the Meath Links Round Mirror help reflect that softly.
Overall, the look is elegant and luxurious, with a hint of heritage to give it a real classic feel.
Claire Hornby is creative stylist at Barker and Stonehouse. For more design ideas visit www.barkerand stonehouse.co.uk