Seven “Must-Haves” of a Prestigious Boardroom

By Sam Behda

Jewel tones: decadently rich and vibrant colours that resemble gemstones found on earth can translate to a great colour palette for interiors. Think emerald greens, ruby reds, and sapphire blues for critical pieces that will instantly lift a room, imbuing it with a sense of luxury also, sophistication.

If you’re looking to complement the existing elements in an interior, one or two carefully chosen jewel-toned pieces, for example, a mirror, lamps or decorative objects, will ensure the room feels complete, just as jewellery provides the finishing touches to a great outfit. For those that are more adventurous, incorporating upholstered pieces in striking jewel tones and mixing in some metal finishes such as brass, nickel, and bronze to bring out the hues will result in a space that’s vibrant and decadent.

Here’s my pick of some stunning jewel-toned pieces.


Sofa (1)

A chic 21st-century handmade art deco style sofa by Troy Smith featuring sumptuous

‘buttery’ velvet in a yellow-sapphire hue and Macassar ebony with a high gloss lacquer

finish. The feet are made out of solid brass with a mirror finish. This one of a kind sofa

would work well in both a classic or contemporary setting. (Dimensions: H 76.2 cm x W

228.6 cm x D 91.44 cm). £19,300.

Cabinet (2)

Reminiscent of rubies, this unique wooden cabinet by Kam Tim is covered in agate

marquetry with the legs and trims finished in polished brass. The atelier produces an

average of ten pieces across their collection, each as remarkable as the next, fascinating

antique collectors and amateurs of curiosities alike. (Dimensions: 113 cm x W 97 cm x D

31cm). POA.

Blue mirror (3)

An elegant mirror with thick sapphire blue glass tiles and a polished brass frame by Andre

Hayat. This beautiful, versatile piece can be customized with different colour and size

options available. (Dimensions: H 132.08 cm x W 82.55 cm x D 7.62 cm). 18,000 USD.

Gilded bronze lantern (4)

A gilded bronze lantern by the French artist Marc Bankowsky. The design of the lantern is

inspired by illuminations from the Middle Ages, mythology and the ancient musical theme

‘La Folia.’ This pretty lantern would look as comfortable in a living space as it would in an

entrance hall. (Dimensions: H 90 cm x D 63 cm). 35,000 Euros.

Marble coffee table (5)

This beautiful limited edition Patricia Green marble with its natural ridges, furrows and linear

markings has been carved into a delightful coffee table by Francesco Balzano. With options

available for a console table, gueridon or column in the same marble, you’re spoilt for

choice. (Dimensions: H 60 cm x W 90 cm x D 55 cm). 46,750 USD

Vase (6)

Being one of only 88 pieces, this Lalique Rayons Vase combines the purity of crystal and

the nobility of gold. The crystal honeycombs in clear crystal are highlighted with 24K gold

leaf which is hand applied by craftsmen from the prestigious Ateliers Gohard, the same people responsible for restoring the gilding of the Château de Versailles and other notable

buildings. (Dimensions: H 30 cm x W 0.26 mm x D 19.51 cm). £27,000.

Collectible antique Persian rug (7)

An antique Kerman Vase rug, circa 17th century, considered to be the most valuable and

sought-after carpets in the world and made by highly skilled artisans in Persia noted for

their aesthetic sensibility as fine artists. The pattern features elegantly designed floral

elements and meticulously handpicked colours, which contribute to the harmonious nature

of the piece. This carpet is recognized for not only being an investment-worthy piece but

as the true and original work of art. (Dimensions: W 347.98 cm x L 614.68 cm). £2,933,600


Sam Bheda is a UK-based interior designer and decorator. He designs beautiful homes that are considered, refined and supremely functional, developed with each client’s individual needs and aspirations in mind. He also supplies exclusive statement furniture, lighting, artwork and accessories for his discerning clientele. For further information, please contact: +44 (0)7808 495169


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