The Elements of Decadence & Luxury

"Modesty is great, and quietness is nice, but sometimes it's much more fun to be decadent." - Interior designer Robin Standefer of Roman and Williams

When the word "luxury" is mentioned, one might imagine large estates, gleaming hallways, and lavish gardens with infinity pools.  A more holistic view of luxury, however, depends largely on what - and how - you conceive it to be.  It can mean comfort, just as much as decadence.  It can cause admiration, instill inspiration, or simply make you smile. Who wouldn't want to have a luxurious home?
Contrary to popular belief, creating luxury in your home doesn't involve possessing wealth or hiring a world-renowned interior designer.  With the right design elements thoughtfully placed across a room, your home can feel just as opulent as a king's abode.  We have compiled a few suggestions to help get you started:
Gold-Leaf Accents
With furniture embellishments, a little can go a long way. Gold-leaf, for example, is a thinly-pressed sheet of gold often used to adorn woodwork. A table gilded with 18K gold-leaf along its trim generates enough lushness to make luxurious centerpiece within a living space:

Enchanting veneer inlay design hand-crafted by artisans enrich this Carneros Dining table.
Intricate Veneer Inlay
Another element of subtle luxury involves using veneer inlay designs inserted within wooden furniture, most commonly on tabletops.  This creates an undeniably majestic touch, especially for a dining table.  You and your dinner companions will feel absolutely regal with a table such as this Carneros Dining Table dressed with an elegant Turkish veneer inlay design.
Marble-Top Tables
Marble has been regarded for ages as a luxury piece in the home.  It is well-known for its durability, but is more often sought after for its smooth, lustrous appearance and sultry texture. Put marble on just about anything and it instantly becomes the focus.  Marble-top tables create a pleasing statement combining the warmth of wood with the cool, sophistication of marble.

The Hampton Coffee Table with Italian marble-top brings an understated luxury to a living room.

The Search for Luxury
With just these few suggestions, one can see that the term “luxury” doesn’t entail paying a hefty sum for an interior decorator to design a luxurious abode, nor does it mean owning an estate.  If you’re wondering where to start looking for luxury items, along with Savannah Collections, well-renowned brands such as Lexington Furniture and Maitland-Smith also offer a wonderful selection of world class furnishings that will sure to inspire new ideas.  Remember, luxury is what you make it to be, and considering just these few design elements when choosing luxury furniture will go a long way in achieving your dream home.

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