This monthly edit is all about inspiring you to add personality to your home, using top picks from some of my favourite interiors brands, whether minimalism, maximalism, or something in-between is your vibe.
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What I love about interior design and styling is that it enables us to tap into our imagination and creativity to unearth the genius within us, whilst shining a light on different cultures we draw inspiration from through our travels, providing a stage for discovery and celebration.
A home aesthetic to me is neither defined by a single taste nor confined by a strict style; it is an opportunity for each and everyone of us to add personality to our interior based on personal preferences. Through a rich mix of elements in these curated pieces, whether you are a design cognoscenti or not, I invite you to reflect on the global assortment of textures, furniture pieces, and ornaments that make up your home. Draw inspiration from these and the selection below to curate your own mood board to refine your interior space or to simply enjoy a bit of escapism, whilst the world continues to open itself up for us to further explore its wonders and soon share again each other’s embraces.
Pair mid-century design with vintage pink
Sustainability in soft furnishings is gradually becoming a mainstay in people’s lives and is emerging as one of the most interesting interior design trends for 2021. And, it is with that view in mind that the Eco-friendly modern abstract cushion cover from Crescence Home was designed. Made of 100% natural cotton, the mid-century inspired cushion cover reveals a fabulous painterly abstract embroidery in dusty pink, burnt orange, navy, mustard on the front surface enhanced by an off–white natural cotton reverse.
Pair it with the Moby Accent Armchair in Vintage Pink Velvet from Made to add a pop of colour, comfort and style to a corner of your interior scheme that you can enjoy whenever you want some tranquil time to sip tea or coffee and read a book. Luxuriate in the elegant smooth velvet fabric and the deep padded seat cushion of the accent chair with its clean clean lines and tapered, angled legs that ooze sophistication yet understated elegance.
Embrace the bouclé trend
Created in the late 1940s as “a chair to curl up and read a book in”, and turned into a fashion mainstay in the 1950s courtesy of Coco Chanel, the bouclé, is currently enjoying a resurgence in interior styling. With its heavy yet soft, rugged yet luxurious feel, Liang & Eimil Vitale Chair Boucle sand, enhanced by brushed brass details and a 360 degree swivel base, will add a subtle feminine feel to your space as a perfect addition to your interior scheme. The 360 degree swivel base allows you to admire your home from all angles.
Elevate the look with Andrew Martin glossy white table lamp with its shapely and sophisticated golden base and bubble silhouette for a touch of glamour in any room.
Go for calming Scandi style and seagreen
Cushions will always be a brilliant and easy way to build up texture and add personality to your home, allowing you to combine materials, colours and patterns in a way that feels unique to you. And this is no different with Swoon handcrafted Purcell cushion, with its beautiful Scandinavian pattern in eye catchy cream and teal and envelope edges that will just make you want to cocoon yourself in your living room and forget about the outside world.
Create a more impactful experience with Naldha Decorative Vase in seagreen to add a calming pop of colour into your space. The soothing two-tone green and blue design of the ceramic vase enjoys a unique finish created by firing reactive glaze at a very high temperature to add an interesting colour shade to your home.
Add a little touch of gold
If white minimalism with a touch of gold accent is the right way for you to add personality to your home, then look no further than Andrew Martin Band dining table that exudes high fashion glamour. Designed by Kelly Hoppen MBE, the Band table is a versatile piece that works well as an entrance way or a small dining table. Drawing inspiration from the designer’s own interpretation of the conventional table, the dining table’s finishing touches combine high gloss and snow white lacquer with a mirrored brass band.
Bring your dining room to life with the Epicoco rug in antique gold and grey with a distressed effect, inspired by vintage Moroccan rugs, that will complement the dining table in an elegant way without overwhelming the room. The rug faded finish gives your space a comfortable well lived-in look. Thanks to its luxurious viscose fabric, it is soft in tone and touch, lending itself well to a high end yet warm and inviting home living experience.
Shake things up with abstract patterns
Shake things up in your interior space by diving into the Abstract Geo trend. The shapes will add some life and depth into your interior scheme and help showcase your bold side. With its rainbow of colour-blocked pastels, navy, mustard and light grey and intriguing shapes, the Nyghy hand tufted wool rug designed by Mogensen Lopez, is a perfect statement piece to anchor your living room.
Complete your interior look with the Nocelle’s slick sofa in light to allow the pattern rug to stand out. The architectural lines of the sofa’s refined black legs complement the angular silhouette of its arm rests and back cushions, enabling you to play with a wide variety of textures, ornaments and art pieces to further add personality to your home.
Indulge in old-school palatial elegance
Nothing adds both a touch of brightness and elegance to your bedroom or dressing room quicker than a beautiful decorative mirror (antique/vintage style preferred). The minimalist side of me fell in love with the gorgeous white/natural Bamarre Mirror made from iron and wood with a textured finish that whispers old-school elegance found in palatial spaces.
The ornamental detailing around the mirror edges adds both beauty and character to the wall mirror that will work beautifully with a dressing table.
Pair it with the Galloway Desk/Dressing Table that will flexibly work both as a work-from home desk or a dressing table. A distinctively elegant silhouette and rustic finish allow it to stand out, and the drawer space provides enough room for essentials.
Go all in with bold colours and patterns
Kooper is all about revisiting classic design and smooth curves with bold nutmeg orange velvet upholstery and brass legs, allowing the accent chair to effortly stand out in your living space. The piped and padded backrest of this chair leads to optimum comfort and style. Match it with a Mundo statement wool rug to infuse interesting shapes and complementing colours inspired by architectural designs into your space.