“Modesty is great, and quietness is nice, but sometimes it’s much more fun to be decadent.”—Interior designer Robin Standefer of Roman and Williams
When the word “luxury” comes to mind, one might envision large estates, perhaps even glittering hallways displaying diamond-encrusted crown jewels, and lavish gardens with infinity pools. A more complete view of luxury, however, depends largely on what – and how – you imagine it to be. It can mean comfort, just as much as decadence. It can generate admiration, instill inspiration, or simply make you happy. Who wouldn’t want to have a luxurious home?
Having a luxury home doesn’t require endless wealth or a world-renowned interior designer. With the right design elements thoughtfully placed across a room, your home can feel just as decadent as a king’s throne. We have compiled a few suggestions to get you started:
With furniture embellishments, a little can go a long way. Gold-leaf, for example, is a thinly-pressed sheet of real gold which is often used to decorate high end furniture. A table gilded with 18K gold-leaf along its trim, offers just enough richness to create a luxurious centerpiece within a living room:
Intricate Veneer Inlay
Another example of subtle luxury is using veneer inlay designs impressed within wooden furniture. This creates an unforgettable and majestic touch, especially for a dining table. You and your dinner companions can feel like royalty with a table such as this Carneros Dining Table dressed with an elegant Turkish veneer inlay design.
Marble has been regarded for ages as a luxury element in the home. It has the reputation of durability, and is often sought after for its smooth, glossy appearance and sultry texture. Put marble on just about anything and it immediately becomes a centerpiece. Luxury marble-top tables create a pleasing statement combining the warmth of wood with the cool, sophistication of marble.
For more ideas on luxury pieces, Lexington furniture, Century furniture as well as Savannah Collections all carry world-quality high end furnishings to bring an element of luxury and decadence to your home.