I like to build up what I call an ‘envelope’ of timeless
materials and finishes that can serve as a beautiful blank canvas for the rest of the furnishings to be layered on top of. This way, the scheme will have a grounding that can endure over several small, less challenging refreshes. Learning to edit your belongings is a great skill to develop. When you gain a bit of space in a room, there’s more opportunity to appreciate each object, piece of furniture or artwork. Be willing to have some fun and add a piece of art, a cushion or a feature chair that’s in complete contrast to the aesthetic in the rest of your home. Allow your space to be a personal reflection of your journeys and adventures. Bring in inspiring books, an object that you found that triggers a moment seared into your memory, or sentimental things that remind you of a magical time in your life.