DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
With experience working across Vogue Living, Home Beautiful, Woman’s Day, The LifeStyle Channel, Amazing Homes and numerous creative projects, Juliet Love shares her tips for decorating.
Where to find inspiration: Magazines, films and fashion, travel, social media, nature, treasured items, fabric, stylish people.
Budget rules: A budget helps keep you focused. Break costs into categories. Get the big picture and trim what you can do without.
Not everything has to match: Some of the most stylish rooms aren’t perfectly coordinated. An eclectic mix is more exciting visually — try a few items that you wouldn’t naturally assume go together.
Wallpaper in unexpected places: Wallpaper looks brilliant in small spaces, in an entry foyer, hallway, at the back of open bookshelves or cupboards, and even on the ceiling. Choose modern, textured varieties.
Accessorise: Work in odd numbers for the most pleasing effect. Items such as rugs, artwork, trays and candles will make a designer statement. Display collections of your favourite keepsakes from your treasured travels.
Mirrored walls: They hark back to homes as showpieces. Cover just one wall in a main room to avoid it feeling like an amusement park. House plants: Think of them as the prettiest air purifiers and display them in bold planters.