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Luxury Lifestyle Magazine is the ultimate sourcebook of beautiful ideas and detailed information, inspiring its readers to become their own interior designers.

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For many of us, one of life’s main goals is securing that dream home – and sometimes, when you see a house or apartment that has something really special about it, you just know that it’s destined...

There are few additions to your home that have quite the same effect as a luxury scented candle. As well as helping you to create that all-important ambience and a cosy backdrop for an evening in, a sumptuous...

Whether preparing for a move or just wanting to cut down on stuff, the start of the year is the perfect time to declutter, get rid of the junk that is no longer used, needed, wanted or even remembered....

When we inherit an estate, we are faced with many difficult tasks that can catch many individuals unaware. From dealing with inheritance taxes to managing outstanding mortgages, inheriting a property can...

Have you been hooked by that excitement brought by the new year to embark on positive change in your life? Well, transforming your surroundings and refreshing your home for the year ahead can be incredibly...

Redecorating and redesigning the interior of your home can be an exciting, albeit stressful activity, and one that definitely takes a lot of forward thinking. What colour scheme are you going for? Do you...

A home is far and away the biggest investment any of us make during our lifetimes – this is a given. But what exactly is it that dictates how much money we pour into a property? Marble floors, brass...

Colour is something we take for granted each and every day, but it works wonders in elevating our mood and wellbeing. It can make us feel motivated, fill us with confidence, calm us or even spark romance....

It’s that time of the year when temperatures plummet and Britain comes to a standstill following a light dusting of snow. If you’re shivering on the platform wondering if your train is cancelled, the...

Quality of products chosen, coordinated color schemes, matched fabric combinations, the best finish … but above all, the space. That’s what we associate with luxury hotel accommodation. That’s what...

Recent research suggests that one in ten of us will send a work email from our bed, which means that although 20 million of us across the UK suffer from poor sleep, (making us one of the most poorly slept...

Words by Saffron Hare, Creative Director at James Hare Ltd Silk conjures thoughts of luxury and is steeped in history, helped by the romance of The Silk Route, that ancient highway transporting riches...

When it comes to refreshing the interior décor of your home it is usually the areas that you spend the most time in that get preferential treatment. Therefore, living rooms, kitchens and master bedrooms...

Working from home can be a terrifying, but never-endingly exciting venture. Not only is working from home exciting because you get to working in the comfort of your own house, but you get to design your...

Today’s shoppers are becoming more and more savvy about the products they are buying, and now, more than ever, it is crucial that stores keep up with the pace, endeavouring to offer the variety of options...

By Louise Bird, Creative Director at Trindade and Bird, a leading interior design studio based in London and Kent creating luxury interiors for both private and commercial clients. As 2017 draws to a close,...

Huf Haus’ were, for a long time, the homes du-jour, and these iconic houses are now having a major resurgence. Sandbanks in Dorset is lucky enough to have its own Huf Haus; situated in the heart of...

Different star signs thrive in different domestic environments, so tailoring your interior design to suit your celestial character can have a positive effect on your home life. And it’s more than...

The relationship between fashion and interior design The fashion trends of the past shape the styles of the home today. There is more to a floral patterned cushion than meets the eye, as this is a style...

Professional town planners have classified the ideal urban plan as one that embodies a certain number of criteria. Density and scale, proximity to open and accessible space, strong transport connections,...

New luxury developments, especially super-prime family houses, have increased the supply and sales levels of ultra-prime housing in St Johns Wood and Hampstead, driving both addresses up London’s top-10...

Although the bathroom is the “smallest room in the house”, it’s not one you can afford to treat as an afterthought when it comes to renovation and restyling. A great bathroom can make a home feel...

Country home decor is about blending the traditional, rustic charm of your countryside location with contemporary finesse to create a peaceful, welcoming environment in which you feel completely at home...

Turning your garden into a space where you can relax, entertain friends and family and host parties is a worthwhile venture. After all, your garden should be an extension of your home. However, if you’ve...

With a little effort, you can turn your bathroom from an overlooked space in your home to a soothing escape from the stress of everyday life – just by including a few new gadgets. Treat yourself to a...

Bellis Homes are an upmarket luxury homebuilder, with over 40 years of experience in construction, development and project management. We recently sat down with co founder Henry Fordham and talked about...

Breathe new life into every room with the key home trends for this season. We talk to Stacey Sibley, Creative Director at Alexander James Interior Design, about autumn 2017’s must-have colours, fabrics...

Due to innovative appliances, houses of today are already looking more like tomorrow’s smart home of our dreams. If you want to deck out your dwelling in time-saving, energy-efficient, futuristic appliances...

David Brogan is technical director at luxury swimming pool design and build company Aqua Platinum, where he oversees the design of every pool on which the company works. Aqua Platinum has built up a reputation...

When you think of vaults and safes you most likely picture robust, heavy steel structures built into old fashioned wooden book cases, secretly hidden away from the malicious thief devoted to break it open...

They say that change is a good thing, and by and large, it rings true. But when it comes to renovating your home, or completely transforming an unused space, the task that looms ahead can seem daunting....

Holidays are a break from the normal routine and chance to get away from every day worries. But for some, leaving home unattended for weeks at a time can be a major worry in itself. There are many proactive...

The epitome of modernity, Scandinavian interior design has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years. There are hundreds upon hundreds of Pinterest boards dedicated to the admiration of Scandi...

With about half of UK households owning a pet (according to latest RSPCA figures) how can you live in interior design harmony with your furry friends? Stacey Sibley, Creative Director of leading interior...

In today’s fast-paced, always-on world, it can be easy to live life at 100 miles per hour, 24/7, without ever stopping to take a breath – but research shows that taking time out of our hectic lifestyles...

London-based designer Ali Robinson creates a considered handcrafted 17-piece furniture collection. Ali Robinson of architecture and interiors studio, Robinson van Noort has unveiled Kynance, his first...

Founded in South Africa in 2000 the Charlotte Rhys luxury bath, body and home fragrance brand covers everything from candles to diffusers, aftershave gels to travel sets and has grown to become a beautifully...

London based luxury wallpaper and fabric designer Juliet Travers only established her business Juliet Travers Ltd in 2013 but her unique style has already grabbed the attention of the interiors world....

Whether you desire a relaxed night of luxury or an exciting social gathering, there’s truly nothing more pleasing than a warm soak in a deep hot tub. Turn the jets up, pour yourself a glass of your favourite...

Who says sofas are just for cosy winter nights? These versatile loungers are suitable from season to season, and with the launch of the Laura Ashley summer catalogue, classic British sofa designs are having...

A magnificent garden design makes a property come alive. Interior design is not just about creating a stunning interior for the house, rather it’s about creating a holistic picture and complete style...