A glamorous life: Elegant living room ideas

Here are some pictures from my personal “wishlist” collection of glamorous living room ideas for our future Luscious home, incorporating black, and white, with hints of pale blue, turquoise, gold and yellow, plus some tips for creating this look…


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Some of my favourite brands and designers for inspiration when creating a glamorous living space include:


You might find some more inspiration here:


Famous folk at home: Darcy Miller Nussbaum and Andrew Nussbaum in Manhattan

At home with Darcy Miller Nussbaum and Andrew Nussbaum in Manhattan
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Architecture and design: One Cornwall Terrace Mews, London

One Cornwall Terrace Mews, London which sold for $120 million in 2013
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Fan favourites: A golden life

Fan favourites: A golden life
Images of dining rooms - myLusciousLife.com - moden chic home - inspiration photos.jpg

Stylish home: Dining rooms - part 1

Part 1 of our dining room photo gallery
Black door and door handle image - Elizabeth Kimberly.jpg

Stylish home: Door knobs and handles

Stylish home: Door knobs and handles


Suggested textures and textiles for adding glamour and elegance include:

  • mirrors and mirrored furniture
  • gold, silver and other metallics
  • glass and lucite
  • Macassar ebony furniture
  • chandeliers,┬álanterns, lamps, and pot lighting on dimmer switches
  • panelling, wainscotting, cornices
  • marble and onyx
  • symmetry
  • plush fabrics such as silk and velvet for furniture fabric, rugs and cushions
  • tufted furniture, and piping
  • plenty of coffee tables next to seating to enable easy placement of guest’s cocktail glasses
  • lusciously-textured drapes
  • soft shades such as whites, greys and beige keep things sophisticated
  • wallpaper and grasscloth
  • Chinoiserie textures, furniture and accessories
  • any textile with a glossy finish
  • think about Art Deco and Hollywood Regency styles
  • fresh flowers such as peonies and roses (ideally just one colour and one type at a time).




Not-really-glam: Decorating ideas to avoid in a glamorous space

  • too many bright colours (many have one but use it sparingly) – absolutely no fluoro unless you are Jonathan Adler!
  • too many vibrant prints – keep them for more casual, fun rooms
  • clutter: elegance means refinement
  • cheap materials and accessories: glam items need to reflect luxury
  • bad window coverings – get rid of those nasty plastic venetian blinds
  • unframed prints – have paintings and prints framed in a regal gold or silver frame.


Some textural pictures here:


More here:

Cheers, Natasha






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