A LITTLE BIT OF MESS + A WHOLE LOT OF LOVE
I APPROACH MY INTERIORS JUST LIKE MY ARTWORK:
Happy homes are instant mood changers. You start and end your day in your house. Art can be game changer, one example, my Heart Of Gold, Drippy Heart makes this client smile every time she enters her bedroom.
When I design a room, the first thing I do is go for very simple bones - meaning the floors, the furniture and the walls. Most of my homes have neutral, white, or linen walls for what I call The Base Coat.
This clean and simple ‘base coat’ allows you to add layers of things you that make you happy, be it happy or neutral. When I begin a painting, I always start with an underpainting and add lots of layering to give texture and life, and this is exactly what I do with my interiors. My Paperless Wallpaper adds the happy pop this playroom needed.
So, if the base coat is the blank canvas, the art, pillows, accessories, and lighting are the layers of the painting - and this is where you can and (really!) have fun. These additions can easily be swapped out depending on seasons or moods. Moody or not, I love a good swap-out.
Each painting comes from my heart- it is always in a variable state and moves and changes as I progress. What starts out as a Drippy Heart, may end up as a Words painting or a portrait. The heart is the director here, and same goes for the homes I design. I make and design what I love, and you should do the same. Trends come and go, so why not surround yourself with what you love?
When purchasing art- well that is a gut purchase. I equate it to finding the man or woman of your dreams, you don’t know why but you know it’s right. You don’t need to think about where the painting is going or if it’s the right size. You just know it works and it will go anywhere and look great because YOU LOVE IT and IT MAKES YOU HAPPY.
Your home is your happy place, so why not make it happy?
Here’s just five of my favorite secret tips for a happy home:
1) Listen to your gut 💛
2) Let your heart speak to you. If you love a color, why not use it? 💛
3) Don’t let trends dictate what you can or cannot do in your home. 💛
4) Don’t be fussy unless that makes you happy. And if it does, make your house the fussiest it can be. 💛
5) Top Tip: Allow your home to be your happy place. 💛