shop­ping se­crets from A home stylist

Real Homes - - Inside Track -

Cre­ative work­shop tu­tor and au­thor emily Dawe on her styling loves. @ed­it­byemily; emi­ly­dawe.com

Quick­est way to re­fresh an in­te­rior space?

I go to my fail-safe store for in­te­ri­ors, H&M Home, for some new cush­ion cov­ers. In­stant up­dates like chang­ing cush­ions, a new rug or swap­ping around pic­tures make such a big dif­fer­ence if you’re tired of your room’s decor. A few fab house­plants al­ways make a big im­pact, too (try Stupid Egg).

For last-minute homeware props I like ...

To cre­ate some­thing my­self. I teach mod­ern cal­lig­ra­phy work­shops, so I’ll get my ink and pen out and do some lovely ty­pog­ra­phy which I frame or prop on a shelf.

My go-to mar­ket is...

Un­til re­cently I was liv­ing in Brix­ton, and the mar­ket had some great in­de­pen­dent shops. They sold ev­ery­thing from rus­tic brooms and brushes to suc­cu­lent pots, vin­tage pieces and hand­made can­dles.

For some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent I head to...

In­sta­gram! I’ve found won­der­ful in­de­pen­dent busi­nesses there. Some of my favourites are Never Per­fect Stu­dio, Hello Mar­ilu, and Wan­der­lust Wares. With a baby on the way, I’m dis­cov­er­ing kids’ brands like Mini Mai­son, Vel­veteen Ba­bies and Lit­tle Peach & Pip!

Who does your look best?

I love a mix of old and new, colour, quirk­i­ness and style. Among car boot, char­ity shop finds and my art­work, are pieces from West Elm, Oliver Bonas, Fy (for un­usual art) Au­denza and good old Ikea.

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