I’ve spent more than a decade developing a signature look that is focused on creating restful retreats that blend timeless style references with modern influences. While I love to play with new ideas and experiment with never-tried combinations, I fully understand the comfort and sensibility of playing it safe.
If daring and edgy design schemes are your idea of scary, then I suggest you stick with the classics, dress your room in the never fade glory of silvery light neutrals, and sleep easy knowing that you’ll not need to revamp any time soon!
Lay On The Linen
Once you’ve decided to go natural and neutral, might as well go the distance and incorporate a healthy dose of my all-time favourite colourless standby – linen! The nubbly weave, earthy texture, and timeless classic appeal pure linen infuses luxury and sophistication in an understated fashion.It looks better wrinkled, and comes in varying weights from handkerchief to heavy. For this room I found linen stitched with a whimsical motif of a birds footprint, embroidered with trees, and even embellished with polka dots.
Be A Bargain Hunter
Great style doesn’t have to come with a big price tag and no one loves a great deal more than yours truly! But here’s the trick – the best deals usually come with a challenge. In order to score the bargain, you need to be able to look beyond some sort of flaw, and this is where your imagination needs to kick in.
After all, if it were in “take me home” perfect condition, the price tag would no longer seem so appealing, would it? Call me an optimist at the core, but it’s the rags to riches, ugly duckling to elegant swan effect that always gets me when I'm combing our favourite haunts for vintage treasures.I’m compelled to have that inner monologue where I challenge myself to dream up how I could make this piece, that piece, any piece better with a coat of paint, some fresh upholstery, and a healthy dose of TLC.