Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - HOME - Janita Singh Love Style, by Juliet Love, RRP $40, New Hol­land Pub­lish­ers

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.

Pic­tures from Love Style

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.

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