Rita Ora's anti-trend living room is the perfect example of how to make traditional interiors feel current – and designers love the look

The British singer's London home is a celebration of Arts and Crafts architecture

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Though architecture and interior design are both elements of the home, too often, they are not in conversation with one another. British singer Rita Ora's home, designed by acclaimed interior decorator Joanna Plant, does not have this issue. The stylish and eclectic home proves that choosing an interior design that compliments the architecture and era of your home is always a good idea. This design philosophy especially shines in the living room of Rita's home.

Designers admire the innovative furniture choices in the living room decor and living room colors in Rita Ora's space. Melissa Read, interior designer and creative director at Studio Burntwood states on the home designed by Joanna Plant, 'This interior is an interesting example of a space that doesn’t follow ‘trends’ but instead is a collection of items and styles that bring joy to the client.' She continues, 'An eclectic mix of furniture styles has been tastefully mixed, adding warmth and depth to the space. A warm but neutral color palette has been created, with burnt orange, sage greens, and rich berry accents.'

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Melissa Read

Melissa Read attended the KLC School of Design in Chelsea before working at London's best-regarded interior design studios. Now Creative Director of Studio Burntwood, an interior design studio that specializes in luxury residential interior design for private clients and property developers.


Interior designer Charmaine Wynter adds, 'Rita Ora's London home exudes an arts and crafts vibe, showcasing a curated collection of her favorite pieces that come together to create a space she truly adores. The family room captivates with its rich adobe red walls, complemented by raspberry-colored drapery and rust-colored seating, resulting in a unique and rarely seen analogous color scheme.'

Charmaine Wynter
Charmaine Wynter

Charmaine Wynter is an award-winning interior designer at Charmaine Wynter Enterprises and applies her design experience to life, sharing her advice with her followers through her Instagram live 'Host-Chatting with Charmaine Live'. Charmaine has been a featured designer on TV shows across North America. 

Furthermore, the experts love the way that Rita's home is designed around its arts and crafts style. Melissa says, 'The interior has been heavily influenced by the architectural elements of the space. Each detail including the color palette, fabric selections, and furniture placement enhances the building's original features. 

Charmaine continues, 'In the living and dining rooms, the choice of eggshell painted walls serves as a perfect backdrop to highlight the intricate fretwork of the wooden “room divider”, paying homage to the home's architectural heritage rooted in arts and crafts. The mid-toned hardwood flooring and vintage-inspired 6x6 patterned tiles seamlessly connect each room, completing the laid-back European luxury ambiance throughout the entire home.'


For a stylish and cohesive look, consider basing your interior design around the architectural style of your home. It's always the best place to look for inspiration, and while transitional styles are very on trend right now, a timeless approach is to be in keeping with the bones of your home (you can always bring in more trend-led pieces for updates). 

Sophie Edwards
News Writer

I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.