Luxury decor for your home

Written on 16 April 2013 by Alistair Boscawen in London

You've found that great home in the perfect postcode. Now it's time to make sure the inside looks as good as the outside. Follow our tips to getting your interiors up to scratch.


When it comes to decorating your home, the quality of the interior is as important to making an impression as the quality of the postcode. If you want to create the right impression then it is always worth shopping around for quality furnishings.

Thankfully west and south-west London have no shortage of luxury furniture stores to ensure your home is as stylish and elegant as you want it to be. Here’s our guide to a few choice shops that make a great starting point if you’re moving into a new home and want to put your own stamp on it, or are thinking of a makeover inside your living space.

Dine In Style

When receiving guests, the standard of your dining room will play a major part in the success of an evening. With a strong selection of antique and bespoke dining room furniture to choose from, an excellent starting point is the aptly named Dining Room Shop, in Barnes. Tables and chairs can be made to order to your specifications – a bespoke dining room furniture set is an excellent way to make sure your guests are suitably impressed. Their selection can be viewed at

Sumptuous Lounge

When it is time to move to more relaxed surroundings, your living room will certainly need to be up to scratch. Dudgeon have been making top quality, bespoke sofas, armchairs and other living room furnishings for over 65 years, and will cater for a wide range of styles and tastes. They are based in Brompton Place in Knightsbridge, and their full range can be viewed on their website at

Don’t DIY…Hire The Professionals

The overall look and feel of your new home can attain an added sparkle with the help of an interior designer. Katharine Pooley’s refined yet eclectic designs have made her one of London’s most sought-after interior designers, and her assignments have included properties in many of London’s most prestigious addresses.

Katharine has won two esteemed Decorex awards and is consistently featured in the Andrew Martin Top 100 international interior designers. With floor space in Harrods and a boutique and studio in South Kensington, she knows exactly what works in London’s more exclusive neighbourhoods.

Bedroom Or Boudoir?

Of course, at the end of an evening thoughts turn to your own comfort, and although arguably the most important part of a bed is its mattress, there’s no harm in adding a little panache to its base.

And So To Bed on the King’s Road has a wonderful selection of classic and contemporary bed styles, which will allow you to comfortably drift off, safe in the knowledge that your surroundings are quite as they should be. They can also complete the room with splendid wardrobe, dressing table and chest of drawers designs.

Be A Fashion Leader

Among the stiff competition of this area of the capital, it is important to make your new home unique to you, demonstrating your own tastes and passions, while also standing out as a residence to be admired. With the help of these independent companies you can ensure you keep up with the latest trends and fashions, and perhaps cause a stir in your new neigbourhood.

Alistair Boscawen

Alistair has 32 years’ experience as an estate agent, starting in the country house department of one of London’s main international agencies before moving to the Knightsbridge house department of the same agency and learning the difference in values between freehold, long lease and short lease houses in Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea and Mayfair.

All articles by Alistair Boscawen


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