Suite seduction

Sumptuous dressing rooms set the scene for screen-siren style in floor-length satins and silks. Styling by Damian Foxe. Photographs by Grant Thomas

Silk tulle and satin gown with crystal
detail on the shoulders, £5,530, by Jenny Packham. White gold and diamond
earrings, platinum and diamond necklace, and platinum and diamond ring, all
price on request by Graff Diamonds




















Hand-carved beech dressing table,
£2,952, and 1920s wood and satin René Prou dressing-room chair, £5,400, both
from La Maison. Crystal Presentation perfume (on table), £3,600, by MDCI from
Harrods. Indochine candle (just seen behind arm), £59.95, by Pañpuri from
Harrods. Hardback version of Bleak House, £14.99, from Harrods. Cut‑glass lamp,
£595, by Lee Broom. Silk lampshade, £169.20, and horsehair and padded-Novasuede
screen, £5,436, by Ochre. Liquid Velvet fabric (over screen), £148 per metre,
by De Le Cuona. Mid/late-19th-century silk chaise longue, £1,200, from The
French House. Silk-velvet cushions, from £1,185, all by Beaumont &
Fletcher. Flowers and glass
vases, from £45, seen throughout, by Absolute Flowers & Home
Silk tulle and satin gown with crystal detail on the shoulders, £5,530, by Jenny Packham. White gold and diamond earrings, platinum and diamond necklace, and platinum and diamond ring, all price on request by Graff Diamonds Hand-carved beech dressing table, £2,952, and 1920s wood and satin René Prou dressing-room chair, £5,400, both from La Maison. Crystal Presentation perfume (on table), £3,600, by MDCI from Harrods. Indochine candle (just seen behind arm), £59.95, by Pañpuri from Harrods. Hardback version of Bleak House, £14.99, from Harrods. Cut‑glass lamp, £595, by Lee Broom. Silk lampshade, £169.20, and horsehair and padded-Novasuede screen, £5,436, by Ochre. Liquid Velvet fabric (over screen), £148 per metre, by De Le Cuona. Mid/late-19th-century silk chaise longue, £1,200, from The French House. Silk-velvet cushions, from £1,185, all by Beaumont & Fletcher. Flowers and glass vases, from £45, seen throughout, by Absolute Flowers & Home | Image: Grant Thomas








Satin and tulle net gown embroidered
with feathers, sequins and with
metal-fringed cuffs, £6,600, by Gucci. Satin and Swarovski-crystal shoes,
£1,075, by Paul Andrew. 18ct gold, silver, ruby, sapphire and diamond earrings,
£2,925, by Amrapali. 18ct white gold and diamond Lierre de Paris ring, price on
request, by Boucheron




















Vintage 1970s wood and metal dressing
table with illuminated mirror, £7,400, from Talisman Gallery. Metallic vinyl
chair, from £1,092, by Aiveen Daly
Satin and tulle net gown embroidered with feathers, sequins and with metal-fringed cuffs, £6,600, by Gucci. Satin and Swarovski-crystal shoes, £1,075, by Paul Andrew. 18ct gold, silver, ruby, sapphire and diamond earrings, £2,925, by Amrapali. 18ct white gold and diamond Lierre de Paris ring, price on request, by Boucheron Vintage 1970s wood and metal dressing table with illuminated mirror, £7,400, from Talisman Gallery. Metallic vinyl chair, from £1,092, by Aiveen Daly | Image: Grant Thomas
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Silk and satin Red Carpet dress,
£3,853, by Vivienne Westwood. 18ct gold, silver, ruby, sapphire and diamond
earrings, £2,925, by Amrapali




















Antique Regency rosewood writing
table, £38,500, from Ronald Phillips. Antique c1880 triple-fold tortoiseshell
dressing-table mirror with ivory edging and a Wedgwood cameo, £11,500, c1960 frosted-
and mercury-glass lamps with gilt‑brass mounts, £2,800 for the pair, silk and
vintage sari lampshades, £960 for the pair, French c1900 silver and crystal
containers (on left-hand side of table), £1,150 for a set of four, and art-deco c1925 perfume bottle
and powder pot (on right-hand side of table), £2,900 for a set of six, all from Guinevere.
Late-19th‑century stool, £350, from The French House. Mirrored‑glass, lacquered‑MDF
and stainless‑steel coffee tables, £460 each, by Natuzzi from Harrods. Persian
silk rug, £4,400, by The Rug Company from Harrods  
Silk and satin Red Carpet dress, £3,853, by Vivienne Westwood. 18ct gold, silver, ruby, sapphire and diamond earrings, £2,925, by Amrapali Antique Regency rosewood writing table, £38,500, from Ronald Phillips. Antique c1880 triple-fold tortoiseshell dressing-table mirror with ivory edging and a Wedgwood cameo, £11,500, c1960 frosted- and mercury-glass lamps with gilt‑brass mounts, £2,800 for the pair, silk and vintage sari lampshades, £960 for the pair, French c1900 silver and crystal containers (on left-hand side of table), £1,150 for a set of four, and art-deco c1925 perfume bottle and powder pot (on right-hand side of table), £2,900 for a set of six, all from Guinevere. Late-19th‑century stool, £350, from The French House. Mirrored‑glass, lacquered‑MDF and stainless‑steel coffee tables, £460 each, by Natuzzi from Harrods. Persian silk rug, £4,400, by The Rug Company from Harrods   | Image: Grant Thomas
Beaded Nylon-tulle gown, £8,000, by
Ralph Lauren Collection. White gold, diamond and emerald earrings, platinum,
diamond and emerald necklace, and white gold and diamond bracelet, all price on
request by Graff DiamondsAntique bamboo chest with mirror,
£1,100, and late-19th-century
chair, £350, from The French House. Indochine diffuser (on chest), £149, by
Pañpuri from Harrods. Silk-velvet Boccaccio cushion (top), £2,060, and
silk-velvet Calista cushion, £1,250, both by Beaumont & Fletcher. c1960
frosted- and mercury-glass lamp with gilt‑brass mounts, £2,800 for a pair, and
silk and vintage sari lampshade, £960 for a pair, both from Guinevere
Beaded Nylon-tulle gown, £8,000, by Ralph Lauren Collection. White gold, diamond and emerald earrings, platinum, diamond and emerald necklace, and white gold and diamond bracelet, all price on request by Graff DiamondsAntique bamboo chest with mirror, £1,100, and late-19th-century chair, £350, from The French House. Indochine diffuser (on chest), £149, by Pañpuri from Harrods. Silk-velvet Boccaccio cushion (top), £2,060, and silk-velvet Calista cushion, £1,250, both by Beaumont & Fletcher. c1960 frosted- and mercury-glass lamp with gilt‑brass mounts, £2,800 for a pair, and silk and vintage sari lampshade, £960 for a pair, both from Guinevere | Image: Grant Thomas
Fox-fur coat, about £7,662, by Marc
Jacobs. Silk dress, £1,430, by Ermanno Scervino. Suede shoes, £550, by Dior.
White gold, diamond and sapphire earrings (just seen), platinum, diamond and
sapphire necklace, and platinum and diamond ring, all price on request by Graff
Diamonds




















Cane and woven-rattan The Broadway
dressing table, £4,200, rattan and mohair-velvet Venus chair, £7,800, and
antiqued-silver lamp, £1,375, with cotton lampshade, £360, all by Soane.
Vintage Baccarat cut-glass crystal casket with bronze mounts (far left on
table), £1,750, c1900 crystal and
silver bottle, £1,150 for a set of four, and late-19th-century glass casket
with gilt-bronze mounts, £1,650, all from Guinevere. Persian silk rug, £12,000, by The Rug
Company from Harrods  
Fox-fur coat, about £7,662, by Marc Jacobs. Silk dress, £1,430, by Ermanno Scervino. Suede shoes, £550, by Dior. White gold, diamond and sapphire earrings (just seen), platinum, diamond and sapphire necklace, and platinum and diamond ring, all price on request by Graff Diamonds Cane and woven-rattan The Broadway dressing table, £4,200, rattan and mohair-velvet Venus chair, £7,800, and antiqued-silver lamp, £1,375, with cotton lampshade, £360, all by Soane. Vintage Baccarat cut-glass crystal casket with bronze mounts (far left on table), £1,750, c1900 crystal and silver bottle, £1,150 for a set of four, and late-19th-century glass casket with gilt-bronze mounts, £1,650, all from Guinevere. Persian silk rug, £12,000, by The Rug Company from Harrods   | Image: Grant Thomas
Satin and tulle dress, £2,565, by
Marios Schwab. 18ct gold, diamond, moonstone and rose quartz earrings, £5,750,
by Noor Jewellery from Talisman Gallery. 18ct gold and diamond Infinity Knot
bracelet, price on request, by Jessica McCormack Silver and black-lacquer dressing
table, £5,999, and Ivoire lacquer stool, £1,639, both by Christopher Guy. Polished stainless-steel jewellery box
(far left), £339, by Eichholtz from Harrods. French
art-deco c1925 shoe horn, brush
(both in jewellery box) and hand mirror (in hand), £2,900 for a six‑piece
dressing-table set, from Guinevere. Mirrored-glass,
lacquered-MDF and stainless-steel coffee tables, £460 each, by Natuzzi from
Harrods. On coffee table from left: crystal
decanter, £295, by Cumbria from Liberty. Small
c1900 silver and glass pot, £1,150
for a four-piece dressing-table
set, from Guinevere. Crystal Duncan No 3 perfume bottle, £710, and Crystal
Duncan box lid (under bottle), £710 for the box, by Lalique. Glass lamp with
polished-nickel base, £564, and silk lampshade, £154, both by Ochre
Satin and tulle dress, £2,565, by Marios Schwab. 18ct gold, diamond, moonstone and rose quartz earrings, £5,750, by Noor Jewellery from Talisman Gallery. 18ct gold and diamond Infinity Knot bracelet, price on request, by Jessica McCormack Silver and black-lacquer dressing table, £5,999, and Ivoire lacquer stool, £1,639, both by Christopher Guy. Polished stainless-steel jewellery box (far left), £339, by Eichholtz from Harrods. French art-deco c1925 shoe horn, brush (both in jewellery box) and hand mirror (in hand), £2,900 for a six‑piece dressing-table set, from Guinevere. Mirrored-glass, lacquered-MDF and stainless-steel coffee tables, £460 each, by Natuzzi from Harrods. On coffee table from left: crystal decanter, £295, by Cumbria from Liberty. Small c1900 silver and glass pot, £1,150 for a four-piece dressing-table set, from Guinevere. Crystal Duncan No 3 perfume bottle, £710, and Crystal Duncan box lid (under bottle), £710 for the box, by Lalique. Glass lamp with polished-nickel base, £564, and silk lampshade, £154, both by Ochre | Image: Grant Thomas
Silk dress, £1,600, by DSquared2. 18ct
white gold, diamond, opal and rock‑crystal Serpent Opalescent necklace, 18ct
white gold and diamond Accroche Coeur bracelet, and 18ct white gold and diamond
Adam ring, all price on request, by Boucheron




















1950s lacquered dressing commode with
nickel-plated handles, £4,600, 1970s lucite and brushed-steel mirror, £1,450,
pair of 1980s silver‑leaf Eden Roc floor lamps, £6,500, and pair of late-1970s
Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilting armchairs, £7,400, all from Talisman Gallery.
Glass decanter, £209 for a set of three, by Eichholtz from Harrods. Platinum
Facet rollerball pen, £675, by Montblanc from Harrods. Velvet cushions, £80
each, by Natuzzi from Harrods
Silk dress, £1,600, by DSquared2. 18ct white gold, diamond, opal and rock‑crystal Serpent Opalescent necklace, 18ct white gold and diamond Accroche Coeur bracelet, and 18ct white gold and diamond Adam ring, all price on request, by Boucheron 1950s lacquered dressing commode with nickel-plated handles, £4,600, 1970s lucite and brushed-steel mirror, £1,450, pair of 1980s silver‑leaf Eden Roc floor lamps, £6,500, and pair of late-1970s Milo Baughman Swivel and Tilting armchairs, £7,400, all from Talisman Gallery. Glass decanter, £209 for a set of three, by Eichholtz from Harrods. Platinum Facet rollerball pen, £675, by Montblanc from Harrods. Velvet cushions, £80 each, by Natuzzi from Harrods | Image: Grant Thomas
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