How to style

Collector's House

Combine the opulent with the unexpected in Collector’s House, where elegant furniture, sumptuous fabrics and rich tones work together to create a home that’s curiously unique.

The look

Collector’s House is a luxurious look that mixes exclusive statement pieces with elegant furniture and eclectic accessories. A base palette of muted colours like charcoal, navy and plum is offset by luxe materials and decorative touches that aim to pique your interest wherever you look.

Curated by our in-house design team, Collector’s House invites you to be bold and mix features from different eras. In a return to the decorative that isn’t restricted by style or season, it’s a look that crosses boundaries and enables ornaments and statement pieces to shine

The V&A and John Lewis Fitzhenry cabinet is both practical and decorative, and offers an ideal platform on which to display decorative pieces. When doing so, be sure to mix textures, materials, patterns and shapes to create an intriguing, original arrangement.

Tonal combinations always work well, but try lifting your chosen colour scheme with metallic accents. The John Lewis Esempio round coffee table is ideal, mixing the clean marble top with the luxe gold frame to impart a touch of decadence.

Lighting provides not only the chance to shine a spotlight on your feature pieces, but also to become a focal point in itself. The Flos IC Lights 200 floor lamp provides a stylishly modern look, while the John Lewis Athenea chandelier creates a stunning centrepiece for any ceiling.

Furniture & Lighting

When it comes to furniture, think luxe fabrics and rich jewel tones. Sofas and armchairs should evoke classic tailoring with a contemporary twist, like the Duresta Vaughan three seater sofa in velvet teal green, which adds a touch of effortless elegance to the Collector’s House lounge.

Collector’s House gives you the freedom to mix styles and designs, and to do so in a thoughtful, considered way. Rich, dark-stained woods are offset by hints of metallic, providing the perfect backdrop for an eclectic mix of ornaments.

John Lewis Athenea Chandelier

On the table

Take the opportunity that the tabletop brings to create decorative displays with your drink- and dinnerware. Layer up tableware in contrasting patterns, but keep it simple with a classic monochrome palette.

Keep ornate glassware on display and mix materials in a range of crystal and hammered metallic for a touch of the contemporary. The Dartington Crystal Admiral’s decanter is a simple yet distinctive piece. Based on the traditional decanters of old, it’s the perfect fit for your Collector’s House.

Monochrome doesn’t have to mean drab, though. We worked with up-and-coming British designer Yvonne Ellen to develop a range of fun and quirky tableware that’ll keep the conversation flowing from starter to sweet.

Opt for a mix of materials and finishes in decorative accessories, incorporating glass, metal and ceramic to provide a tactile quality as well as aesthetic interest. Quirky pieces sit in beautiful contrast alongside contemporary items like the Tom Dixon Form milk jug in brass, seamlessly mixing traditional with modern.

Continue the theme of opulence with your soft furnishings, layering luxe materials in richly patterned cushions. Our exclusive collaboration with Liberty Fabrics brings reimagines designs from the Liberty archive, like this intricate Caesar jacquard cushion, perfect when set against a velvet sofa or armchair.

Finishing Touches

Adorn walls with an intricate mural for an element of drama, or curate your own bespoke picture wall with our made to order service, featuring prints of famous artworks, old favourites and new discoveries.

John Lewis mini spot cushion