There is a story behind every design, so when it comes to your home let it be you!
Something that we as designers talk about a lot is creating a ‘timeless design’. Whilst we love being inspired by trends, there is nothing worse than seeing a home bound by them! So when it comes to ensuring your home stands the test of time, it often comes down to styling with intention and meaning.
The incorporation of personal touches such as family heirlooms and sentimental pieces from the past will thrive in your home environment much more than whatever is trending at the moment… By mixing the old with the new it allows the design of your home to remain flexible and evolve over the years.
We all have hobbies, special interests that make our passion explode, so why not incorporate this into your home? Books are the perfect styling item that is actually very practical too ( a conversation starter in your living room perhaps?) Photography, fashion, pets you name it!… I’m sure there is a book out there for almost everything!
For all the plant lovers, other than ensuring it’ll stay alive in your home, choose a species special to you, maybe an olive tree that reminds you of a holiday you took many years back?
A picture speaks a thousand words, and will always flood you with memories from the time it was captured. Recently on the blog we talk styles of family photos walls and how to best showcase your valuable photos within your home.
I’m definitely more of an ‘in the moment’ type of person, so remembering to take photos is a hard task… natural souvenirs (not necessarily store bought!) hold just as much meaning as photos, maybe it’s a piece of coral or crystal from a family holiday or part of a gift from a milestone in your life that can be used as the focal point of your styling, this will allow the centre of your styling be more meaningful and intentional than just a store bought vase or candle…
Similar to using a memorable souvenir, re-purposing objects is another way to create some intention behind your styling. This could be as simple as keeping your favourite wine bottle from France as a vase or a family heirloom chest as a coffee table. Not only will your space have meaning but also personal character.
Quality over quantity
When it comes to styling, more isn’t merrier. Accumulating bits and pieces over time is key to styling with meaning and intention. Like listed above, starting with pieces that reflect your passions and lifestyle will articulate your unique design language throughout your home, anything on top of that can make for a busy and cluttered space…