5 Simple Home Styling Ideas - Advanced Styling Retreat with Julia Green as Featured on
Recently Amy from Little Brick Studio had the privilege of again joining Julia Green from Greenhouse Interiors for an Advanced Styling retreat - an intense day of interiors photoshoot styling at the gorgeous Storie Montreux. Amy was once again joined by some fabulous industry professionals Alex (Harlow and Willow), Ali (Styled at Home Interiors), Maria (Studio Black Interiors), Aisha (Interior Design Stein), Lisa (Lak Design) and with the expert guidance of Julia and assistant Katie (Sage and Clare) all the girls were able to style an individual room each using amazing artwork from the likes of Electric Confetti, Brent Rosenburg Karen Morton Casey Freeman Georgie Wilson and Katie Wyatt as well as props generously lent by Sage and Clare, Kip and Co, The Cullin Design Keep Resin, Beeline Design, Amigos de Hoy, Art Hide, Designer Rugs, Iggy and Lou Lou, Ode to Elma, Oon, Pott Project and Sparkk Studio and stunning florals from Mannerim Stables You can see more of the images, and read about Julia's tips for Simple Home Styling at Homes to Love. or read on below Stunning Photography by the always fabulous Stephanie Rooney
5 simple home styling ideas from interior stylist Julia Green
Planning on sprucing up your home? Try these simple styling ideas that are sure to freshen up any space.
Every now and then we find ourselves looking around our living rooms wondering just how we can possibly freshen things up. Short of throwing everything out and hiring an interior stylist, there's a few tips and tricks that will help you revitalise your home. Here, stylist Julia Green of Greenhouse Interiors shares 5 of the best simple styling ideas to help you on your way.
BRING IN THE ARTWORK
If you are unsure of where to begin the decorating process at home, try using artwork to inform the palette, and pull out colour cues, to ensure the space is harmonious and balanced with colour. Always consider the size of the artwork being hung, to ensure it is proportional to the space.
Florals and greenery add 'proof of life' to any space, and immediately transform a room to feel lived in and loved. Once you remove these from a space, it can feel like it's 'missing something'. Always go green, as living breathing components in a room add to a room's overall vibe!
Playing with texture and shape in a room instantly adds interest. In this case, round cushions were used to soften edges, and icelandic furs added a wintery, cosy vibe to the space. The florals also create visual interest and cohesion. Always look to experiment with shapes of accessories and furniture, as this adds another dimension to the space which our brain registers as 'interesting'.
People love pattern and colour, but can nervous about the application of it in their own homes. The secret is to commit to the cause. If you only dabble in pattern clash, it may appear as an accident, whereas if you commit to it wholeheartedly, the room has a confidence and conviction that makes it more believable. Moral of the story: commit to the pattern clash.
LAYER IT UP
Beds are all about layers, and mix and match bedding rather than an entire collection from the one pack. The bed can be a work of art where all styling elements collide. Playing with colours, patterns, shapes, textures makes for a far more interesting place to lay our heads and is way less predictable than subscribed packets off a shelf. Experiment with mix matched pillowcases, velvet and linen, and let the bed be your work of art.