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The de­signer be­hind the River­side Apart­ment Col­lec­tion weighs in

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With over 25 years of ex­pe­ri­ence de­sign­ing lux­ury res­i­dences in south-east Eng­land, LuxDeco’s Interiors Direc­tor Linda Holmes knows what it takes to cre­ate a stylish city apart­ment. Which is what makes the lux­ury interiors des­ti­na­tion’s re­cent col­lec­tion so spot-on for met­ro­pol­i­tan life. “The River­side Col­lec­tion is re­ally the quin­tes­sen­tial London look right now,” Linda re­veals, “It’s nei­ther too on-trend nor con­ven­tional – it’s a time­less, unisex look that ev­ery­one can en­joy. That, com­bined with fault­less qual­ity, is re­ally what so­phis­ti­cated city types want.

I’m ex­cited to share how you can get the look in your own home be­cause, whether in the city or else­where, this is a style which can be adapted to your per­sonal tastes and one which will evolve with time.”

The In­spi­ra­tions

“The real pur­pose the whole col­lec­tion, but the liv­ing room in par­tic­u­lar, was to cre­ate a re­lax­ing space so we were in­spired by com­fort­able tex­tures, calm­ing pal­ettes and fur­ni­ture which was suit­able for so­phis­ti­cated tastes but, above all, com­fort­able!”

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“A neu­tral back­drop is the best place to start. Neu­tral doesn’t need to be bor­ing – in fact, you can cre­ate even more sub­tly in­ter­est­ing neu­tral spa­ces be­cause tex­ture be­comes ul­tra-im­por­tant. Onto the neu­tral back­drop, place time­less fur­ni­ture pieces. For this space we chose a clas­sic asym­met­ri­cal par­al­lel ar­range­ment with an L-shaped sofa on one side of the cof­fee ta­ble and two match­ing arm­chairs in an ac­cent dusk blue colour on the other side. This makes it feel tra­di­tional but not bor­ing and of­fers plenty of op­tions. Choose up­hol­stery which has been crafted by skilled fur­ni­ture mak­ers – this will en­sure that you’re get­ting the most well-made and com­fort­able seat­ing for you.

Lay­ered light­ing is another big tip for all rooms but liv­ing rooms in par­tic­u­lar be­cause it’s used so fre­quently un­der many dif­fer­ent cir­cum­stances. Com­bin­ing am­bi­ent light­ing with ac­cent and task light­ing will re­ally round out your light­ing plan. I love this room’s com­bi­na­tion of ar­chi­tec­tural ceil­ing light­ing with a state­ment chan­de­lier and some won­der­ful art light­ing.

Rel­e­vant Prod­ucts:­way-l-shaped-sofa/;­talline-light-ceil­ing-pen­dant/; https://www.­drian-shelv­ing-unit/;­sand-cush­ion/;­zon-arm­chair/; https://www.­phie-sha­green-box/;­glass-vase/;­tral-cush­ion/; https://­tra-fine-merino-her­ring­bone-throw-mist/; https://­green-serv­ing-tray/; river­side-cush­ion/



“The River­side Apart­ment din­ing room is small but mighty, which is ex­actly what most London din­ing rooms are. We wanted to cre­ate some­thing which would feel lux­u­ri­ous in the day­time and dra­matic in the evenings. For its colour pal­ette, we were in­spired by the lay­ered neu­tral tones of the JohnRichard paint­ing in the back­ground.”

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“To achieve the River­side Apart­ment’s look, we de­signed a suite of rich high-gloss wenge fur­ni­ture pieces – a chic din­ing ta­ble, smart con­trast fab­ric chairs and a U-shaped con­sole ta­ble. Us­ing pieces which were part of a set al­lowed the din­ing area to feel uni­fied and less busy – it was all about sleek, clean lines and fin­ishes. Keep­ing the fur­ni­ture se­lec­tion un­com­pli­cated al­lows you to eas­ily add in­ter­est­ing pat­terns too.

Ground the space with an in­ter­est­ing rug like we did – we chose the Kelly Wearstler Trac­ery Rug for The Rug Com­pany and ac­ces­sorise with unique glass vases, ob­jet and, of course, a sen­sa­tional chan­de­lier. This LED crys­tal shard chan­de­lier is amaz­ing when lit for evening din­ner par­ties but it makes a state­ment even dur­ing the day.”

Rel­e­vant Prod­ucts:­ingtable/;­justable-chan­de­lier/;­ing-chair/; https://www.luxdeco. com/cartier-star-sculp­ture-51580/;­ror­mayan-bronze/;;­sole-ta­ble/; https://www.luxdeco. com/trac­ery-by-kelly-wearstler/;­range­ment/;­green-wine-coaster/;­ton-bot­tle-stop­per/; https://www.luxdeco. com/o2-carafe-by-joe-doucet


The In­spi­ra­tions

“We wanted some­thing that felt con­tem­po­rary but not clin­i­cal, time­less but not old, and that’s what the River­side Apart­ment’s master bed­room is. Ev­ery­thing about it will age grace­fully be­cause its foun­da­tion is thought­fully sim­ple with in­ter­est added in in other ways.”

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“The master bed­room is a space that will age grace­fully be­cause we’ve cho­sen a pal­ette which isn’t too high-con­trast – it’s in­cred­i­bly pleas­ant for both men and women to en­joy. This would be my top tip for a master bed­room. Both you and your part­ner want to feel at home there. The dusky blue from the liv­ing room is car­ried through an trans­lates into a serene bed­room vibe.

By way of form, the fur­ni­ture is fairly min­i­mal­ist but it’s not stark which is im­por­tant – there’s lots of tex­ture and warmth to the pieces. I call this style “the new time­less” be­cause it’s on-trend with­out the risk of dat­ing. I think that’s a great way to achieve style longevity. Since it’s the fo­cal point of the room, choose a head­board which is time­less and won’t date. A well-made head­board up­hol­stered in a beau­ti­ful fab­ric which will wear well (like this one in the master bed­room) is a smart choice and it can be eas­ily re­uphol­stered as fash­ions and trends change.

And find a beau­ti­ful end of bed bench! You will not be­lieve how of­ten you will use it – it can be a real chameleon. The Pro­file bench from Bern­hardt is one we were so ex­cited to use – a bril­liant com­bi­na­tion of el­e­gant lines and

mod­ern sim­plic­ity. We rec­om­mend mix­ing metal with wood fur­ni­ture. It cre­ates an invit­ing but mod­ern bed­room.”

Rel­e­vant Prod­ucts:­nar-bed/; https://www.­ble-lamp-in-beaded-blue/; https://www.luxdeco. com/set-of-4-circles-squares-wall-art/;­narbed­side-ta­ble/;­green-tray/; https://­tal-thumbprints-ar­range­ment/;­file-bench/;­ford-cush­ioncin­der/;­tique-brass-pen­dant/;­tal-am­pliar-clock/; https://www.luxdeco. com/toscana-mid­night-photo-frame/



“We were in­spired by a more ma­ture (and more en­dur­ing!) take on the mil­len­nial pink trend with a lit­tle bit of rethought Art Deco style thrown in for good mea­sure.”

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“Your colour might not be pink but find an ac­cent colour which is a lit­tle dif­fer­ent from the rest of the home for this space – a guest room is where you can step out­side your com­fort zone. Don’t be scared to use it on larger pieces – it will re­ally make an im­pact.

Then just layer the whole space with tex­tures and fab­rics. We used sha­green on the bed­side ta­bles, a lush cash­mere throw, a silk wall­pa­per and a sateen head­board. All dif­fer­ent but all won­der­fully co­he­sive. And lux­u­ri­ous! Why not treat your guests?

I al­ways say don’t ne­glect your guest room. It de­serves as much love and de­sign thought as any other room in the house.”

Rel­e­vant Prod­ucts:; https://­ton-sha­green-bed­side-ta­ble/; https://www.luxdeco. com/elsie-ta­ble-lamp-in-blush/;­tych-print/;­ton-rug/; https://www.luxdeco. com/agate-geode-stone-or­na­ment-nat­u­ral/; freya-cush­ion/;­rara-gold-dual-bud-vase/;­ti­val-cush­ion/; florry-rose-glass-vase/;­green-tray/

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