LIVING ROOM STYLING TIPS
I wanted a fresh, summery look with an understated, casual style, so I started with a neutral palette of light-coloured furniture and white walls. To avoid being too matchy-matchy, I went with a rug with a hint of turquoise, which ties in with the colours in the artwork and nicely complements the main colour, lilac. Solid wood furniture with clean lines and a polished finish, like this coffee table and armchair, give a raw yet refined feel, while adding warmth to a neutral palette. I chose a white sideboard with really simple lines and just a touch of wood to help keep the room feeling fresh and not overly rustic.
I introduced pops of lilac through small elements such as this stool, cushions for the sofa, ceramics and the artwork (which also features other colours). These are clever ways to decorate with a hero colour, and can be easily exchanged for a new colour palette in future. You can achieve big impact with just a little bit of colour within a neutral scheme.
This beautiful raffia pendant light adds earthy texture to the space. Its woven features contrast really beautifully against the very modern, geometric shapes in the artwork – which sums up the organic meets modern look perfectly! To create your own colourful geometric artwork, follow the instructions on the opposite page.
When you have a large, dominant piece of art on a sideboard, you don’t really need too many other decorative items. I opted for this statement timber piece that packs real “natural” punch – plus I love its round shape against all the triangles in the artwork. Just a couple of books, a simple vase and a candle holder were needed to complete the look.
Anita sandals, $79.95, from Sportsgirl. Borneo backpack, $65, from Olli Ella.
Fresh and light Adding organic materials to clean, simple lines creates a more textured feel.