After finding a wreck of a Victorian terraced house in north London, while lusting after its more polished neighbour, Rauter drafted in architect Martyn Clarke for help. The mirror on Rauter’s bedroom mantelpiece was left in the French chateau by its previous owners. The triangular turner’s chairs were bought at a French antique market – Vide Greniers is a good guide to these.
Go glamorous with an Art Deco interior The Great Gatsby film is due out this summer, and 1920s-style is making waves on the high street. Get the look in your living room with decadent reflective accessories and furniture - mirrored trinkets, metallic vases and silvery surfaces. This look is all about luxury, so choose a sumptuous velvet sofa, a glittering crystal chandelier and dark wood furniture, then paper alcoves with ornate Art Deco style patterns.
Elegant living room The wallpaper is the starting point for the elegant look in this living room. Hanging the wallpaper in the alcoves stops it from overpowering the room, but still allows it to stand out.