I love taking inspiration from classical design, eclectic decor and calming spaces. Inspiration can be found regardless of cost, because money doesn’t buy taste. However, when given the opportunity to take a peek around a Beverley Hills Home then I’ll say “Yes please”.
This luxury residence is very pleasing to the senses with the use of pastels, pops of colour and generously proportioned rooms. There is the strong use of symmetry in some rooms, such as the impressive entrance foyer, and subtle use in others, creating an organised casual ambiance.
The living areas are luxurious yet very inviting. The use of pale colours is calming however the use of texture and pops of colour in the art move rooms away from being bland. Bulkheads are a stylish and architectural way to add interest to a room. They provide an anchor for subtle curtain rails and a place for mood or strip lighting. In this luxurious home, stunning lighting in the form of modern chandeliers emphasise high ceilings and create interest without overwhelming the decor.
Bedrooms are highly personal spaces. In this luxury Beverley Hills home, the style of the bedrooms complies with the serene tone of the home but personality flourishes are obvious. The use of blush, velvet, tulle and sheepskin in a girl’s room is in contrast to the black, white, yellow an defined lines of a guest room.
The kitchen is a masterpiece of black and white, perfect for pops of colour displayed in fruit bowls and plants. Areas are also beautifully delineated with the use of black plant pots and a floating dining table. Again, symmetry comes into play yet the kitchen still looks casually organised. The white ceiling extends the eye, opening the space so the strong use of black is not oppressive.
The master bathroom is a luxurious peach marble wonder that would be a pleasure in which to indulge afternoon beauty regimens. Textures abound with glass, mirror, marble, metal, wool and sheepskin yet keeping everything in the same colour palette doesn’t overwhelm the room.
The powder room, in contrast, is a cosy and stunning display of black, winter white and gold.
A luxury home is not complete without a stunning garden in which to soak up the Los Angeles sun. The pergola area again shows the symmetry that has been carefully planned for this home. The colours are restrained with pops of colour and the foliage ‘does the talking’ in this relaxing outdoor room.
Did you pick up some ideas or inspiration for your own home? Can you see how a pale palette can work beautifully? Using luxurious fabrics, such as velvet and sheepskin, can have a luxe effect without great expense. Will you use this idea in your home?
For other inspiring ideas, see inside Christina Aguilera’s Beverley Hills home, the rustic beauty of Things of Stone and Wood, wonderful decking ideas, amazing 150 million year old surfaces, the Ten Commandments of Colour, plus the use of black and white in kitchens and bathrooms.