An experienced interior stylist shares her tips and recommendations
The first thing you see is your home exterior. Creating curb appeal can change the whole look and feel of your home. We chat to Therese Moussa, creative developer and stylist of The Grounds of Alexandria on how to create a stunning entryway.
Write a list of all the colours that make you feel unhappy, annoyed or you just don't like. Next, write a list of all the colours that make you feel happy. By identifying what you don't want to look at each day, you can narrow down what you do want.
Think about pattern
With colour comes character, and an easy way to inject personality is through patterns. Moroccan tiles are vibrant and playful and an easy way to add oomph to any space. Use as artwork on the floor as well as the walls.
Gather your inspiration
How do you want your space to feel? Use this to start collating items that resonate with you. Build a moodboard of the things you like and that interest you. For example, Therese loves art galleries, gardens and antiques and this would inspire her entryway to be filled with artworks, pot plants and antiques.
Think about the shell of your space – the colours of the floors, walls and ceiling – and then bring in statement pieces such as a table, console or bench. After this, fill it with pieces that reflect your moodboard and bring the space to life. Add quirky or intriguing items that help to tell a story and makes you linger just that little longer.
Step backwards and see your space from a distance or different perspective. If it lacks height, hanging pendants will add another layer.
Use these ideas when decorating inside as well, or take a look at our 10 tips for creating a sleep sanctuary.