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Brian Marshall

28/11/2019
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How to use Texture in Home Decor

When decorating a room, or even a whole home, there are always key design elements that drive the direction of the project. Often the intended use of a given room is a major factor that can determine the style of decor or the colour scheme. The amount of natural light is almost always a factor, whether we realise that consciously or not. Existing and perhaps much loved pieces of furniture can be points of inspiration, but if you concentrate purely on the headline design decisions you run the risk of... Read More

25/11/2019
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Colonial Style – our guide to creating a timeless look.

Let us take you back to the glory days of the British Empire. Okay, with the benefit of hindsight and a modern perspective on global affairs, perhaps it wasn’t always our finest hour but, I think we can all agree, it was less hurried age, without technology, where an afternoon sat in a comfy chair with a chota peg of Scotch was not considered a waste of time whilst awaiting the mail ship to bring news of the world from the Mother country. So how can we evoke those gentler... Read More

16/11/2019
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WE WON! – STARS 2019 Best Shop Awards Multi eTailer of the Year 2019

WE WON!!! It’s official – The Luxe Company is officially the STARS 2019 Multi eTailer of the Year, having beaten off ASOS, Next, Very & Bravissimo in the final.  Renowned cabaret destination the Café de Paris, London was the spectacular venue for the 11thedition of Stars: Underlines Best Shop Awards. 300 guests from the intimate apparel, swimwear and legwear industries met for a star-studded evening, sponsored by LYCRA®fibre and hosted by leading b2b publication, Underlines Magazine. We are so proud and honoured to have won this award which vindicates everything we have tried... Read More

11/11/2019

Playing with the big boys!

We are very proud and privileged to be attending the 2019 Stars Awards dinner next week as finalists in the Multi e-tailer category. Even more amazing is the company we’re in as one of the shortlisted finalists. We’re up against ASOS, Next, Bravissimo and Very, all of whom we recognise and respect as leading companies with whom we’re proud to be associated in the finals of this award. Whatever the outcome, we’re looking forward to the awards ceremony which is being held in London next week at the Café de... Read More

14/04/2019
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Luxury French swimwear brand Lise Charmel joins The Luxe Company

Following the recent successful launch of its swimwear collection, featuring designer brands including Ralph Lauren & Stella McCartney, The Luxe Company is proud to announce the addition of French haute couture swimwear brand Lise Charmel to its range. Featuring classic, timeless styling combined with modern, cutting edge materials and state of the art production techniques, the Lise Charmel swimwear range takes catwalk fashion to the poolside. The range includes Lise Charmel’s signature Ajourage Couture swimsuit, so often featured in their advertising, in classic black, blue, red and this year’s trend... Read More

03/05/2018

What exactly is ‘style’?

Brian Marshall, Director of luxury lifestyle boutique The Luxe Company tries to get to the crux of the matter. It’s an age-old question that has so many subjective answers. Everyone has an opinion but let’s try to by-pass subjectivity and aim to get to the essence of what style actually is. So, where should we start? Maybe it’s easier to start with what style isn’t. Well, in our humble opinion, style is not fashion. That’s another can of worms entirely. In the words of Yves Saint Laurent, ‘Fashions come and... Read More

13/02/2018
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Boxing clever??

So, we’re coming up to two years old. How time flies! But how should we celebrate? Well I’m sure there’ll be a glass of fizz or two alongside the lunchtime Luxe Company sandwich that day, but we thought we’d use this milestone to raise our game a little, so we put our thinking caps on and worked out what needed attention. We like to think that The Luxe Company name pretty much tells you what we’re about. ‘Luxury, style, elegance’ is our tag line and we like to live by... Read More

10/02/2018

Luxe Life: A little slice of Cotswold luxury – The Lygon Arms, Broadway

Imagine a hotel where roaring log-burning open fireplaces hint at its roots dating from the 1300’s. Picture a Great Hall with a vaulted ceiling and original wood panelling built in the seventeenth century. Visit a hotel that has been coloured by the characters of history. At The Lygon Arms, Broadway, you can stay in the suite that Oliver Cromwell stayed in the night before the Battles of Worcester in 1651. The Lygon Arms has roots reaching right into the 1300’s. It’s a historic hotel in the Cotswolds, with a typically... Read More

10/02/2018
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The secrets of Hotel Bedroom Chic

  “Luxury hotel bedroom.” It’s a phrase that instantly conjures up an image of stylish interiors, intimate lighting, sumptuous soft furnishings and extravagant little details. But it doesn’t have to end when you check out. Follow our  guide and you can create your own little slice of luxury in your own five star boudoir. Step 1 – Luxurious Linen. If there’s one thing that says luxury hotel it’s quality bed linen. Buy the best you can afford. Consider it an investment rather than a luxury as it will pay you... Read More

11/09/2016
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The Luxe Company Cocktail Masterclass: Extra Dry Martini

A Vodka Martini is perhaps the all-time classic cocktail, beloved of the rich and famous, fabulous and fictional, the world over. Nothing says sophistication quite like a dry martini, but the debate on whether it should be shaken or stirred, as in the video below, rages on. Here’s our view on this major debate: James Bond’s famous tag line is actually a reversal of the original quote from Fleming’s books. The author used the line “stirred not shaken” to add yet another facet to Bond’s cool image. If a Martini is... Read More