BIRGER’S AD­VICE ON HOW TO PER­SON­ALISE YOUR HOME

Elle Decoration (South Africa) - - LAKE COMO -

Stay true to your aes­thetic ‘I’m a max­i­mal­ist – my style is eclec­tic, yet un­der con­trol.’

Make room for the things you love ‘The house is grand and has high ceil­ings. The space adds free­dom to my ev­ery­day life. I fi­nally have enough room for ev­ery­thing, in­clud­ing my col­lec­tion of vin­tage cloth­ing and jew­ellery.’

Let your decor re­flect your pas­sions and ex­pe­ri­ences ‘My home re­flects my many jour­neys around the globe and ex­presses the ex­ten­sive amount of cre­ative cul­tures we are lucky to get to know when travelling.’

In­cor­po­rate spa­ces for all as­pects of your life ‘We live here, I work here and I even have a stu­dio here where I paint.’

Draw in­spi­ra­tion from your life ‘My life is my in­spi­ra­tion. For me, in­spi­ra­tion comes from many places – wher­ever I go, I find it with­out search­ing. In­spi­ra­tion is all over the place.’

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