I have said it before and I will most likely say it again; I adore a space that tells a story… and by story I don’t mean an actual novel, more like a design story.
There are times when I get stuck for styling inspiration, so I conjure up a story to inspire my choices and keep me on track. I’ve prattled about how to make your own stuff stylish and using a quote to inspire room design, but I am here to tell you that styling inspiration can be found anywhere…
There are times when I imagine the story of a destination such as a snow chalet in Aspen or a beach shack on the Californian coast. Other times an occupation like a photographers loft or stylists studio.
Every now and again the story surrounds a person and I visualise cowboy cool or boho babe. There are even times when I channel food or favourite cafes; coffee and cake or wine and cheese. And music; rock n roll and Indie or alternative. I could go on but I am sure you get the idea!
Crystal Skull, Dan Murphys / Watercolour Artwork, Kmart / Water colour Cushion, Kmart / Arm chair, IKEA / Woollen Throw, Freedom / Brass Stool, Pottery Barn / Pendant, Beacon Lighting / Candle, Target /
The best homes telling the story of who occupies the space. Homes shouldn’t look decorated, more like collected. A collection of the things that you love. So when you’re stuck for inspiration, focus on your favourite things and use them to tell your design story. And while plenty of these stories have been told before, your interpretation hasn’t!
You don’t need a million dollars or a heap of new stuff, when your story is about things that you love, chances are you have some of it already. Then it is just about pulling the look together and confidently creating a space you love with furniture placement, layers, textures and vignettes. Should you need a hand, I would love to help! You can contact me here….