Want to achieve a suave, sophisticated look in your home, fit for 007 himself? Designer Tommy Smythe shares his tips on achieving Bond style in bedroom decor.
Above: bed, sheets, fur throw, art, stump tables,A venue Road; light fixture, side table, lounge chair, Modern Furniture Knock Off; rug, W Studio; paint, Farrow and Ball "London Stone"; clock, Office and Shop Furniture; light, Steven's own
1. Make it Masculine
The "Bond" look is masculine, no florals here! Keep colours dark and rich, using charcoal, black and browns. A monochromatic colour scheme helps achieve a masculine look and feel.
2. Blend Contemporary With Traditional
Mixing these two looks reads sophistication. Bond is a well traveled man with fine taste, and Bond style should have a wordly, curated feel.
3. Emphasis is on Quality
Bond style prioritizes quality over quantity. Don't over-decorate. Instead, decorate sparingly and with purpose in mind. Quality items are key - Bond doesn't shop at big box stores.
4. Use Interesting Functional Accessories
Retro-inspired gadgets are a great way to enhance the look, and accessories with purpose will suit the space well.
5. Use Edgy and Cheeky Accents
Keep the space light and add an element of humour. A little tongue-in-cheek nod to Bond can top off the room right.