We all love celebrities, we copy their clothes, we buy their perfumes, we aspire to be like them and if they endorse a product we have to have it. Increasingly, as magazines such as Hello and Ok! allow us into their homes, we want to create the same sort of living space that our favourite celebs reside in. Well, now you can. You just have to follow a few simple rules and you can give you home a ‘Hollywood Make Over’! Use our guide to bling over your house and soon all your friends will think that you have made it big in LA!
The first thing you’ll need to do is get some swanky new furniture in. I’m talking neutral tone leather suites that would make even George Clooney feel at home. Go for big, oversized sofas and even try mixing and matching the chairs and sofas with subtle shades of the same colour and style. It shows you are not afraid of using your own creativity. Check out this Orleans RHF Chaise End Sofa from John Lewis for £1,500 (top). The elegant scatter cushions complement the chunky shape and make this model perfect for relaxing and entertaining your friends. Visit John Lewis to buy and for more information. Or how about this fabulous 3D 3 seater recliner sofa that literally brings 3 new dimensions to your living room. Available from the Furniture Village for £2295 in a range of colours (right). For a more vintage look, check out this large leather sofa from Marks&Spencer The Abbey large sofa features gently curved arms for a graceful modern shape and prices start at only £499 (left).
Now that the seating area is sorted out you’ll no doubt want to show it off by entertaining friends and family. This means getting the dining room right with a sleek table and chairs. Word on the street is that high gloss is a favourite with LA’s interior design queens. Well this round Snow table and Polar chairs, from Harveys, can be the centerpiece of the room, but are also compact enough to be tucked away when not in use (bottom right). Available for £249.00. Or you could go for the Toronto Dining Table and chairs for only £79. Available from Marks & Spencer and with its sleek modern lines, this Toronto table addition makes a stylish addition to kitchens or dining rooms (left). If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, have a look at the Jasper Conran Collection of Dining table and chairs, available from from only £39 – £99 (top right). Buy at John Lewis
Bathrooms now and the latest Hollywood craze is a wet room or walk in shower. This is perfect if you live an active, sporty lifestyle, as most of our favourite celebs do! The best wet rooms are those with not much fuss, just the bare essentials so it is not too fussy. This minimalist shower enclosure in hand polished bright chrome is from Merlyn Showering. It features 8mm toughened Mershield® protected glass, is suitable for recess or corner situation, for shower tray application and has a bracing bar designed for use as towel rail (bottom right). Perfect for those overnight staying guests! For pure stand alone beauty, this Identiti2 U Shaped Shower Enclosure ticks all the boxes and is reduced from £711 to £462 (left). Buy at Bella Bathrooms Or, take a look at this one, the Mira Walk-In Shower at Screwfix, (top right) is ideal if you want to build it yourself and at only £568.97, who wouldn’t want to give it a go!
Any self respecting A list celebrity would have a TV bed in their bedroom and we have sourced some amazing ones here. Check out the Kensington TV bed, from Furniture Village, which includes an inbuilt 32″ LCD TV and DVD player (bottom left). Apparently Missy Elliot and Justin Timberlake both have one. From £1,945. This bedframe is designed to hold a standard 32” LCDTV so you save on the price if you already have a spare TV. The Hollywood Leather Effect Kingsize bedframe is available at Homebase for £799.99 only (bottom right). Or you could go for this Double size Leather TV Bed which is available in black, tan or cream for £599, usual price £1099 at www.tvbedsonline.co.uk/ It features a remote controlled TV Lift, which pushes the TV out of the foot of the bed, hardwood construction and a bonded faux leather finish (top).
Nothing says Hollywood like a proper, expensive, typically marble fireplace. The more imposing the better to add a beautiful focal point. You can go for a real fire or gas but always classy and chic. Have a look at what we mean with this Victorian Corbel marble fireplace (bottom right). A stalwart of late Victorian design, and is available from English Fireplaces (£575 + VAT). Or if you want something a little more contemporary, try this one, the Gallery Brompton Stone Fireplace with Hamilton Cast Iron Fascia from www.fireplacesareus.co.uk/ at only £515 (top right). The Gallery Brompton mantel is still designed in the style of traditional flat Victorian fireplace surrounds, in either Carrara marble or Agean limestone, but retains a more modern feel. Or for a real modern feel, (left) check out the Bowland Jura Stone Fireplace Suite Chiltern Finish for £330 at www.castfireplaces.co.uk/