Story TellingJun 29, 2011
Your home should tell a storyÂ of who you are and what you love. I adore glamour but with a sense of edgy cool at the same time so my pad pretty much reflects that. Its also relaxed and by that I mean there are lots of old pieces intermixed with luxurious pieces - nothing really matches and there is no 'best' space it all kind of flows - welcoming, comforting but glamorous. I also play with scale a lot (Alice in Wonderland being a big inspiration for me) and as baffling as it is for me to say scale (who knows why) is so underused. Yet when you start vamping it up or underplaying it - selecting pieces that are clearly to big or way too small for a space something magical happens. Start playing aroundÂ and you will see exactly what I am talking about it adds another element altogether, a richness and powerfulness if you will. The story it tells (adding super sized or teeny tiny pieces and I'm talking in isolation not throughout) is that your home is sassy, fun, unique with an eclectic mix of juxtaposing shapes and styles. Chic but inclusive, unsnobby but fabulous. Like a great piece of art your home should evokeÂ emotion and that emotion should change from room to room. Isn't decorating fun hey! [caption id="attachment_2224" align="aligncenter" width="497" caption="Photography Graham Atkins Hughes"][/caption] Super sized lamps add the wow factor without looking overwhelming and crazy, completely transforming the nook by the fireplace.