I recently had the pleasure of being invited to the dwelling of film Producer and Director Robert Kluger. I hadn’t dined out on décor in days and so turned up to his home practically frothing at the mouth, but my empty veins were immediately satisfied upon arrival by his delightfully scrumptious, dreamy pink front door. Such a bold colour gives an immediate impact. Well, you know what they say, fortune favours the grave.
On entering the grand hallway you can tell there is a theatrical core throughout the house, with dramatic bold, colours and outlandish posters, photographs and stills from film and theatre including Twin Peaks, Withnail & I, The Rocky Horror Show and Amélie. This continues into the living room where there are several framed photographs of rock bands like Queen and the Beatles enjoying tea and biscuits.
Wall paint – Studio Green, Farrow & Ball
With dark oak wood flooring and café style shutters, everything is lit up by a bowler hat hanging from the centre of the room. Robert loves nothing more than relaxing on one of his 3-velvet Loaf sofas with his cat Leonard and drinking a cup of tea whilst watching Eastenders. I refuse the tea and instead feast on more of the living room delights, including an original painting Love & Nature by award-winning, avant-garde artist, David Hoyle, which he created for Rob and gave to him personally over a decade ago.
Cushions: John Lewis & Etsy
The guest bathroom is beautifully dark and the perfect size and blackness for an upside-down nap. Inspired by a Victorian powder room, it really took me back to my glory days. Robert wanted to create a small slice of luxury for his guests and he certainly does that. This room might be tiny but it’s so rich and moist in opulence, I’m bloated already.
The dark interior of the house continues into Robert’s bedroom which is equally as theatrical as the rest of the house. A dark forest gateau of a room, the perfect place to rest and unwind after a long day filming or drinking blood.
The main wall is covered in the stunning first edition Night Flowers prints by Damien Frost.
If you fall out of the MADE.COM bed then you can fall back onto the tasty MADE.com sofa for another rest from a rest.
By now I am full to the brim, having digested this entire theatrical treat marinated in tea. It’s beginning to get light outside and I am ready to sink back into the crypt. Upon leaving I ask Rob which room he would prefer to die in. To which he says, the downstairs bog. I ask him why and he say’s ‘personal reasons.’ I’m laughing so much I can’t stop coffin.