You will find there are shades you are drawn to when you analyse your choices in life
the dark corners versus the brighter spots – you’ll be amazed at the difference.
As for peaceful hues – this can be subjective. I think bedrooms can work in bold hues as much as they can in softer ones. For example, a rich navy bedroom can feel wonderfully comforting. If you are worried about going all out with a darker, bolder colour in the bedroom, try painting two thirds of the way up the wall, keeping the ceiling and final third white.
Q AIs it true you should buy a rug as the first item in a room and take your colour choices from there? Not necessarily. It could be a piece of art, a cushion, a vase – anything, really. But it’s great to have a piece you love as the starting point and build out from there. Having a reference point for colour, pattern, texture and so on helps when you are choosing other pieces for the space.
QWhat’s your opinion on reconciling style preferences? I love clean, neutral, minimalist spaces, but I also love more bohemian, eclectic and (wildly) colourful spaces. How does one satisfy each of one’s varying tastes?
AI suffer from this. As a lover of design, I am always seeing new spaces and pieces that I love. The way I work through this is to invest in pieces that I consistently love (clean Scandinavian design) and then marry those pieces with more transitional items. So sometimes my spaces might be Scandi-modern, sometimes they are Scandi-coastal, sometimes they are Scandi-industrial. By keeping one red thread that flows throughout all your spaces means there’s some level of consistency to your style and home. My advice would be to pick your favourite style and then use that as a base to fuse with other styles as your taste and mood takes you. – Jura Koncius