Get the Luxe Look
by Carlisle Homes
Discover the luxury and warmth of our latest interior style.
Love a high-end look? If so, you won’t be able to go past the Luxe Look style in our Sanctuary Grand 48 display home at Smiths Lane Estate, which channels the warmth and opulence of your favourite luxury hotel.
In the meantime, our expert interior designers share their top tips for creating the look in your own home.
Rich colours & texture
Dive into the delicious depths of colours like aubergine, burgundy and chocolate for a scheme that’s sophisticated and inviting. Lift and lighten any space by contrasting these rich tones with warm whites and pastels in your wall colour and art.
Add depth to the look by layering up luxurious textiles, such as velvet scatter cushions, silk-mix rugs, boucle armchairs, sheer linen curtains and thick woollen carpet.
Up the luxe factor with swathes of richly veined stone across the benchtops in your kitchen and bathrooms, marble-topped side and coffee tables, and built-in joinery in richly grained walnut.
Large-format, stone-look tiles that run from floor to ceiling in the bathroom will evoke that hotel-like feel, while sleek black hardware and tapware brings a contemporary edge.
Choose a hero
Every room needs a focal point. For example, an oversized velvet bedhead in the master suite, a dramatic, tiled fireplace wall in the living area or a bold, or a curvy, freestanding bath in your ensuite.
Hero pieces like these tend to be an investment, but you can keep the budget in check by decorating around them with more affordable pieces.
When it comes to creating a luxe look, go big or go home! Generous proportions will add a sense of grandeur to your interior. You might, for example, specify a super-sized kitchen island that family and guests can gather around while you cook, large rugs (great for making rooms feel bigger) in living areas, and large-scale artworks in the dining room or entry that command attention.
Add a tailored feel with structured furniture that’s free of fussy detailing, such as streamlined sofas, curved chairs and stone-topped tables with black steel frames.
And avoid the temptation to overstyle spaces – let the dramatic shape of the furniture speak for itself.
Focus on comfort
There’s nothing like slipping into a cosy bed adorned with luxury linens and plump pillows to give you that top-hotel vibe. Bring a luxe feel to your main bedroom by splashing out on top-quality bedlinen, plush towels, beautiful scented candles and indulgent extras such as a cashmere throw across the end of the bed.
Complete the look with sleek, modern light fixtures in bold tones such as matt-black, plum or brass. Look to layer lighting at different levels to create a sense of warmth and intimacy. For example, a sleek linear pendant or a trio of downlights over your kitchen island, a floor lamp beside your favourite reading chair in the lounge, wall sconces either side of the hall table, and a medley of table lamps throughout your living spaces and bedrooms.