Say yes to what you always have liked
Say yes to classics
Follow your heart
Use your favourite colours!
Love what you have
Mix new and old
By allowing this fusion between the old and the new it prevents us from feeling restricted to one style. I often hear people say, it does not fit in. On what authority? You and you alone decide if it fits or not. If it is functional, beautiful, inherited, a precious gift, or something made by a loved one, and means something to you, it fits.
Harmonising different styles is easy if you go with what you love building an ambience that can be felt by all. Personally, I love the feel of textured textiles, and my favourite is natural, good quality, materials that have become worn and faded over time. Such pieces add another storyline to the scene.
As an interior designer, I’m often asked which style I prefer. A very difficult question indeed. I guess my personal style is classic and functional, but more than anything the composition of different materials and colours. It doesn’t matter if it’s light colours, muted, bright or dark, mid-century, classic or modern. How you infuse your personality is what counts.
Decorate your home only with things that spark joy, make your smile, laugh or brings the good memories alive. I personally love resting my eyes on symmetry, harmonious assembles or interesting textures. It can be as simple as flowers fresh from the garden wrapped in morning dew.
I love to come into a home, and see something different, a personal setting mixed by the owner, which gives you an unique feel, sparks your curiosity or make you feel that you are welcomed into your host`s magical world.
Books is one of my favourites for decoration. The cover has an impact on me, either it`s the colour, a picture or the graphic. I change them around in different settings, and layer them up with other items that I like or that means something special to me. Layering is a good way to create interesting combinations , using different textiles, pattern, colours or what ever you have for hand. Thats where my love of textured and worn objects comes in, as I think a clean canvas with a modern or contemporary design needs something genuine that stands out, creates an atmosphere and where the contrasts between new and old, or different textures and colours makes a difference to the space.