London has long been viewed as the epicentre of interior design excellence, and is indeed the reason that luxury interior designer René Dekker came here from his native South Africa more than two decades ago.
Because of its rich heritage Britain, and in particular London, has often been heralded as a place where creative talent is full of character, personality and, arguably, eccentricity. Its religious and regal history has lent itself to a strong background of design, and its tradition of exploration and international travel has brought an unrivalled cultural mix of product and ideas from all over the world to inspire the growth of the London interior design industry.
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Think of the word “gold” and images of glamour, luxury and opulence spring to mind – usually in the form of personal accessories such as jewellery, or possibly the odd item hanging in your wardrobe. Most people aren’t afraid of wearing a little bit of this precious metal, but does this confidence translate to using the colour in their home? The simple answer is no, or at least not intentionally – there may be the odd gilt-framed mirror or trim on a lampshade, but using it deliberately and successfully requires confidence and decorating know-how.
Interior designer René Dekker believes there is never a wrong time to introduce gold to a scheme. And used correctly it can, and should be, a timeless classic.
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