For quite some time I have absolutely admired and loved the work of stylist Lotta Agaton. Her work has personality, simplicity and creates an intimate and lived in feeling without loosing any design aesthetic. Her apartment is currently for sale in Stockholm, not only an interesting way to see how she styles her own home but it is great inspiration for so many of us trying to style our own homes realistically and with our own personality. Just looking at these images it feels like she has created such a homely environment, to live everyday with your family here or to curl up with a book and watch the snow fall would be simply wonderful. HERx
I'll be taking a much needed break over the next few weeks. I will continue to post some inspirational snippets on Instagram during this time to keep your (and my) imagination flowing. I look forward to seeing you all in the new year. ☀️HERx
A perfect neutral pallette with pops of colour that graduate through each room. My personal favourite is the natural pallette of the living and study spaces, the combination of "browns" adds warmth. The depth of the black feature wall in the living room grounds the apartment and ties together all of the black details. This can also create the illusion that the black is the common thread or base colour with the whites and colours as the features, it's a great way of making the light the feature in a smaller space like an apartment.
This apartment was styled by Tina Hellberg for a Swedish real estate agency Fastighetsbyran, showing the varied possibilities of what single apartment can look like once it had been styled by 3 different stylists. (Follow this link to see the other concepts) This is such a great idea and a remarkable way to promote an apartment. HER
There is noting better than the knowledge that you have an incredibly special piece within your home, unique just to you. Add to that the feeling of history, drama and endless origin possibilities and you have House of Suki. Created and designed by the lovely Polly Cadden, each piece is hand made and created from vintage Japanese kimonos. The quality, texture and richness of the fabrics are simply stunning (photos will not do them justice). The combinations of fabrics on each piece is perfect, there is not one piece I've seen which doesn't fit together as though they were always intended for the other. With bedheads, throws through to cushions available the combinations are also endless. What makes them particularly magical to me is their possible origins, where were these fabrics worn? What event or location? Who wore them? Something as grand as a large ball or as simple as a magical evening where two people met for the first time, can keep the magic of these pieces alive forever.
Below are a few of my particular favourites currently on display in a pop-up on Glenferrie Road in Malvern. The colour palettes and prints are endless, make sure you view their site to see the full depth of the range. HERx
Currently on display at 111 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Melbourne until Thursday 27th November.
Photos by HER Creative.
One of my favourite things is discovering local businesses and their gorgeous products. The quality and creativity are always high and to a detail you just don't see from chain and bulk distributors. Although an old story, I've noticed that so many of the larger retailers are noticeably copying even more from the smaller retailers now that so many of us are supporting these independents. Please don't fall into this trap, support your locals and independent producers and put your money into better designs and higher quality merchandise from truly talented people. HER x
All photos by HER Creative
I love the colour pops within this apartment! For those who have been following me (especially my Instagram) you'll know that I love neutrals, pastels and any monochromatic palette but there is something about the colours and pieces in this apartment which I adore. There is a great sense of joy, playfulness and life here, I love it. HER xx
The quality of homes and the styling that is out there are often amazing to me. I have recently started looking at properties for sale around the world and the simplistic styling that I'm finding is so refreshing. Not only is this such a great way to show a home; leaving it open to interpretation, a blank canvas and an easy way for the buyers to envisage their own personality into the space, its also a lovely example of clean, creative and modern styling.
This home (which is currently for sale in Kungsladugårdsgatan, Sweden) is so beautifully styled. The white walls and floors bounce and multiply the light perfectly, the simple yet selectively chosen pieces fill the room by making it homely and well designed. HER
All I'm seeing at the moment is chevron! Don't be afraid to mix up your colours when you're going to be displaying all of the one print like this. If you're not quite sure which print or pattern will work in your home, this is such a great idea to create depth and fun within your space. My chevron cushions are from Cush and Co
I've been crushing for a while now on everything from I love linen. Lauren's Range is modern, fun and made from beautiful quality fabrics that you just want in every room of you our home. My favourites are split between the pure linen quilt covers and the Turkish cotton blankets (Seriously, I can't decide which I want more!!)
To help with my indecision I have asked Lauren to not only share some of her favourites with you, but to also share what makes them so special. Her passion for her products really shines through, enjoy. HERx
I am literally in love with this French flax linen, if that's even possible! When I see it, I take a short breath as it makes me so happy imagining myself just completely switching off and enjoying the textural elegance that linen offers. My new collection comes in five very classic and understated colours, and are all beautiful in their own way. While linen is more of an investment compared to cotton sheets, once you switch to linen it's basically impossible to go back again. It's just a classy beautiful fabric and it really makes your whole bedroom feel a bit more luxurious. Linen evokes such a great feeling of relaxed classic style, and the way it drapes over your bed is just beautiful.
I work with a group of artisan Turkish weavers who make the most beautiful textiles. When my blankets arrived I was so excited, and these have been so popular. They're so soft and supple and I love the patterns and simple colour ways. They look absolutely incredible on a bed and I have nabbed a black one for myself!
I have a bit of a cushion fetish, I am always changing the cushions on my couch and bed every few weeks. I love my new range, they all mix and match together brilliantly. These prints are some of my personal favourites.
Wawi Navarroza is a photographer and a multi-disciplinary artist. This series named Dominion is peaceful and intriguing. I love the strength of the contrasting colour pallets. I feel like each image captures a heald breath, a frozen moment amidst a flurry of fluent airy movement. HERx