Tarlie B Designs chats about interior design longevity
There are many correlations between fashion and interiors.
We are constantly bombarded in daily life with images of what we should be wearing, how our hair and make-up should look and what items we must have for our home.
Who hasn’t bought an on-trend item of clothing only to find it doesn’t suit them nor really work next season?
To have design longevity in your home, work with the bones of your home — just as a piece of clothing designed for a twenty-something may not look great on a person of middle age, working with the era and style of your home will ensure a more harmonious cohesive look. Classic never goes out of style. When purchasing big ticket items like sofas, rugs or lighting, it is best to invest in pieces that are well made with classic lines that you will love for many years to come.
Matching everything is not a good look!
Don’t make the mistake of looking like you have purchased everything from one showroom floor.
Comfort is important — there is no point having a fabulous pair of heels if you cannot walk in them and neither is the gorgeous streamlined sofa that looked great in the furniture catalogue but is unbearable to sit in.
Accessorise according to the seasons — gorgeous throws and cushions in warm, rich hues for winter and lightweight breezy fabrics for summer in cooler palette colours.
Have some fun with a fabulous furniture piece, and accessorise in an unexpected splash of colour which can really inject personality.