I was really honoured when Collette asked me if I’d like to come and style a couple of room sets for
the Home Stagers blog. It’s not every day that I’m given free reign in a warehouse packed full of
gorgeous furniture, accessories, wall art and textiles to play around with as I please. I was like a
child in a sweet shop!
I am absolutely in love with vibrant colour at the moment, so it made sense that the first area I
styled would be rainbow bright. There has never been a better time to bring a pop of colour into
your home, as the interiors trend is embracing print and texture, so don’t be afraid to experiment,
especially if you have a neutral backdrop of pale walls and floors. I picked some luscious velvet
cushions to go on the classic linen sofa, and some beautiful wall art, including two gorgeous rose
canvases painted by Natalie Hewitt. Single blooms look striking when displayed in coloured glass
vases, and also look beautiful when simply lined up down the middle of a dining room table.
Collette and I share a passion for French brocante style interiors, so I knew I wanted to pull out
some of her amazing vintage shutters for my second room set. The shutters make a striking
backdrop against which I placed a metal scroll legged table. Patina and texture is the key here, so
I displayed some gorgeous vintage French fabric on a reclaimed ladder and upcycled books under
a glass dome for a quirky display. Slubby linens and rustic textures all come together to make a
sophisticated yet relaxed interior. In order to get that true Gustavian look, opt for antique furniture
painted in peaceful shades of greys, beiges and moody blues.
My third and final vignette pulls together elements of cottage eclectic style. Faded floral
eiderdowns and little collections of cotton reels and vintage haberdashery add a whimsically pretty
touch to a bedroom or dressing table. An antique mannequin is perfect for displaying costume
jewellery and vintage garments on. Vintage dressing tables or dressers are perfect for bringing a
touch of country chic to a bedroom.
I’m looking forward to switching up the furniture and textiles in a few weeks for a new seasonal
look, so do pop back to see what we come up with!