In the living room of this Eight Courtyards condominium apartment, create a feature wall with eye-catching details and materials, like shiny mirror and plush upholstered panels.

When we think of luxurious homes, we think of sprawling mansions with expensive material finishes, fancy ceilings, ritzy chandeliers, sumptuous upholstery and draperies, and so on. But if you live in a modern, urban (read: small) apartment, don’t rule out the look just yet!

Interior designer Haire Living shows us how it can be done, as seen in this condominium unit. After all, who doesn’t love a bit of luxury?

In the living room, create a feature wall with eye-catching details and materials, like shiny mirror and plush upholstered panels. Place a high-pile or furry rug under your coffee table — it anchors the space and feels nice underfoot. Get a large upholstered sofa and make it more comfy with throw cushions in beautiful fabrics.

In this Eight Courtyards condominium apartment, a dining table with an elegant stone (especially marble) top perfectly complements plain white walls, too.
In this Eight Courtyards condominium apartment, a dining table with an elegant stone (especially marble) top perfectly complements the plain white walls.

Choose a tastefully designed chandelier that isn’t too oversized for your dining room. A dining table with an elegant stone (especially marble) top perfectly complements plain white walls, too.

Furnish it with an inviting daybed with lots of throw cushions (go for fabrics like velvet and jacquard), a soft, high-pile area rug and a snug armchair.
A daybed set on a soft, high-pile area rug and a snug armchair.

Having a corner to read or relax is a great add-on. Furnish it with an inviting daybed with lots of throw cushions (go for fabrics like velvet and jacquard), a soft, high-pile area rug and a snug armchair.

In this master bedroom of a condominium unit in the Eight Courtyards condo, beddings like bed throws, fur and silk cushions, lush duvet sets lend a grand, hotel-like look.
In this master bedroom of a condominium unit in the Eight Courtyards condo, beddings like bed throws, fur and silk cushions, lush duvet sets lend a grand, hotel-like look.

As for the bedroom, the more lavish the decor the better! Layer on the bedding — think bed throws, fur and silk cushions, lush duvet sets — for a grand, hotel-like look. A nice, tall headboard is important, too, to balance out proportions.

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This article was first published on Home and Decor in November 2014.