We caught up with British homestyle consultant Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen about how to achieve the glamour trend in your home on a budget. Plus we heard all about his up and coming appearance at the Ideal Home Show 4 - 7 June 2015 at Eventcity in Manchester
You are well known for your glamorous interior style, what tips would you give to someone who wants to achieve the glamour trend on a budget?
Focus on colour, texture and pattern. These are not necessarily expensive items any more but they make the biggest difference and a great impact in interiors.
The glamorous trend has been a very popular one throughout the years, how can you reinvent it for 2015?
I think the new glamour for 2015 is much more outwardly looking and international with a colour palette of rich jewel tones rather than sultry hues.
What do you think are the key interior elements that make a room feel glamorous?
Femininity will always be a real driving force of glamour and for me, a couture inspired approach to fabrics will mean you can’t get the glam look wrong.
Here at Your Home we love upcycling furniture, what do you think about choosing second-hand furniture? Have you got any second-hand pieces in your home?
I’ve always believed that buying antique or second hand is the most glamorous form of recycling and even pieces of furniture that at first glance don’t feel relevant any more can have new jobs to do around the home. Small single wardrobes make useful dressers for china by adding shelves, cocktail cabinets because you can fit a small fridge in them or even Hollywood style boudoir dressing tables with concealed storage and an illuminated mirror.
What is your favourite interior trend at the moment?
There is a newly invigorated trend for orientalism, which is always going to bring an element of exoticism to your room.
Can you predict what key trends we will be seeing in Autumn/Winter 2015?
Jade lacquer is going to be huge in AW2015. And gold.
Research shows that home-owners are becoming more daring with their interior choices, do you think this is true?
As people become more and more design literate it’s inspiring them to make their own choices, which is leading to some very original decoration.
We are really excited about this year's Ideal Home Show, what will be your role in this year's show?
I’m going to be encouraging the nation to become less colour phobic through some illustrated talks which I hope will excite the rainbow in all of us.
Have you got any exciting projects coming up over 2015/16?
My new TV show ‘Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Cracking China’ will be on air on BBC2 in July and I have a beautiful collection for AW2015 with Littlewoods.
For more information about the Ideal Home Show 4 - 7 June 2015 at Eventcity in Manchester and ticket information, please visit: www.idealhomeshowmanchester.com