ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE
BEAUTIFUL LIVING ON A BUDGET
IT’S possible to create a dream home without the help of a professional, according to interior designer and stylist Juliet Love.
“You just need to find your inspiration and approach the project of decorating in a methodical fashion,’’ Love says.
Love spills the secrets of interior stylists in her new book, called Love Style.
Love says she understands the needs of contemporary homemakers and wants to provide a resource to help them create their own happy place.
While agreeing that some people find the idea of discovering a style of their own overwhelming, she says her guide to design and decor on tight budgets can help with simple suggestions.
“Everybody has something, some item that they love. It could be a texture, a colour, an era ... once you find that, your eyes will be open,” Love says.
“It’s not just about designing your home, it’s about the positive repercussions on the rest of your life – enhancing your happiness with a home you are proud of, and enjoy spending time in.
“A well-designed space should speak to you.
“The secret to a fabulous space is not one thing alone. It’s not one piece of furniture or one pattern in a fabric.
“It’s a combination of elements that make for a happy home that tells a story.
“A beautiful home has a huge impact on your wellbeing.
“It’s much the same as fashion – when you look good, then you will feel good,” Love adds.
Juliet Love (below right) wants to help decorators discover their own style (above). Light helps set the mood and Love suggests going for a metallic finish or an embellished piece such as a chandelier.