shopping secrets from A home stylist
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.