It was a lovely sunny day as I headed down to London a few weeks ago (yes, this post is long overdue!) I’d been invited to the Debenhams preview for the Star by Julien Macdonald collection at the Sanderson Hotel, and now I’ve decided to share my thoughts with you lovely lot. Aren’t you lucky?
If you’re familiar with Julien Macdonald’s designs, you’ll know he isn’t afraid of glitter and sparkle, and this collection didn’t disappoint. Some people love the glitz and glam but others aren’t so keen, either not being sure how to use it or simply feeling like it isn’t their cup of tea. However, as someone who’s partial to a little bling, I’d like to show you how a little sparkle can be a good thing no matter what your interior style.
I arrived at the Sanderson Hotel and made my way up to the penthouse apartment. I particularly enjoyed the space themed lift experience! I tried to take a video but I wasn’t alone on the way up and not quick enough on the way down so you’ll have to visit to see it for yourself. Onto the second lift up to the penthouse apartment and I entered into a stunning, tranquil space completely decked out in the latest collection from Star by Julien Macdonald for Debenhams.
True to form, the SS17 Star pieces were full of luxurious textures and plenty of sparkle from glittering sequins to delicate beading.
While I am a fan of a little bit of bling and sparkle, I’m definitely of the opinion that less is more when it comes to my own personal style. I’ll admit that there was a time when I would have dismissed the Star collection as being ‘too glittery’ for my liking but that’s frankly too short sighted. Being a designer has taught me so much about appreciating a huge range of styles and learning to incorporate different pieces into schemes to create that effortlessly chic look. I’m also a huge fan of layering so this collection is fantastic for adding textures to your home.
The whole SS17 collection arranged together in the stunning penthouse suite exuded sumptuous luxury. The overall vibe was pretty glamorous and fairly feminine. If this is your style then run, do not walk, to your nearest Debenhams and just go to town. If you think this isn’t for you, think again. Individual elements of the collection make perfect additions to almost any interiors style.
A fluffy white throw would look great draped over a sleek, contemporary sofa, a couple of beaded cushions is the perfect little accent for a neutral room, and the textured appliqué bedding adds interest to a simple minimal scheme.
A little touch of something shiny can sometimes be the lift your home needs, so why not step outside of your comfort zone and add a little bling. Thanks Julien.
All images courtesy of Debenhams PR team.