When you think about how much time we spend inside our homes it doesn’t make sense to be haphazard with the décor. It doesn’t need to look like the Guggenheim, but acknowledging the power of a well-placed cushion to transform a room is the first step to becoming an interiors god… The second step is having a creative breakdown when the internet yields an utter lack of interior inspiration.
Don’t let the creative well run dry; if you’re on the verge of redecorating the den, make sure you fill the mood board with something that’ll give the IKEA catalogue a run for its money. Get all the inspiration you’ll ever need from one of these eight mavens of décor.
A wicker and rattan workshop, Atelier Vime has the almost magical ability to weave in their modern chairs and lighting features with 18th century provincial décor. All pieces are custom made in Vallabrègues, a commune of the Gard department best known for its centuries of basket weaving. If you love a bit of wicker with your salt lamp, Atelier Vime will provide your absolute inspiration.
Clean industrial with a smattering of foliage, Fiona Lynch’s design aesthetic plays off contrast to create comfortable and functional spaces. With a considerate and impactful use of colour, Lynch rarely ventures too far from a muted palette for a crisp look that’ll weather the trends. Check her out at her Sydney or Melbourne studio.
Our enduring obsession with ‘hygge’ has us lusting after the life and décor of freelance Swedish stylist Anna Cate. As part of the Northern Sisters collective and an expert in the art of making things cosy and comforting, Anna Cate’s aesthetic document of her house and inspiration will get you in the mood to hunker at home.
This London studio is the playground of Sophie Ashby, whose knack for incorporating art into interiors has distinguished her amongst her peers. Show her a modernist portrait or an 18th century tapestry and she knows exactly how to build the room around it, rounding out the space with an eclectic mesh of antiques and contemporary patterns. If you fancy yourself as a bit of an individualist, get your ‘spo from Studio Ashby.
Bold colour, soft lines, and plush furnishings define the aesthetic of Paris-based designer, India Mahdavi. Kicking away from soft neutrals and monochrome, Mahdavi aspires to bring joy through a courageous and unexpected use of colour. Case in point: the wall-to-wall pink explosion of Mayfair’s Sketch Restaurant that wouldn’t look out of place in a Wes Anderson film.
Clean and monochrome with a restrained use of colour, Stadshem is a visual anthology of all that epitomises Scandinavian minimalism. Expect fresh white walls, exquisite woodwork, and the least amount of clutter you’ve ever seen.
Born of the creative genius within Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, Dimore is a Milan-based studio that represents the cutting edge of vivid and luxe Italian design. Playing with light, colour, antiques, and contemporary art, Dimore champions uniqueness and provides a modern take on classic themes.
Hardcore interior nerds can subscribe to the online magazine, but for the casual interior perv, a cheeky follow of Residence will supply you with all the eye candy you need. Featuring the work of designers all across the globe, Residence provides a motley of styles and influences that will help direct you to your design tribe or otherwise let you wallow in the creative power of furniture makers, textile designers, architects, and stylists.
Dining room in Ghent in the beautiful home of @edwinvantrijp, decorated together with @desmet_thomas. Thanks to @janluijkphoto @ericweber_photo @irisdefeijter @rosaliejeanne. Discover more in the April issue of Residence!⠀ ⠀ #decoratelikeapro #magazine #interior #aprilissue #interiordesign #homedecor #design #inspiration #interiorstyling #living #home #decoration #homedecoration #instahome #homedesign #homeinspo #homeinspiration #interiorinspiration #interiorlovers
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