Style Icons: Emma Blomfield
My personal style is very neutral and tailored, but I like to add pops of colour here and there with art, flowers or soft furnishings.
1. Don’t follow trends, if you want the space to work in five years time go for a more classic version of the trend so you don’t end up hating the room in the future.
2. Keep the big ticket items relatively neutral – don’t go for a bold pink pattern on the sofa, if you keep it to a beige or a charcoal colour you’ll be able to mix up the look of the room just by changing your cushions and art!
3. Call in help if you’re struggling. Some of my clients come to me after they’ve tried to decorate the space on their own, and then realise they need a helping hand to finish it off.
All you need is a different perspective on the space sometimes, and a trained professional who doesn’t live in the space who can easily identify things that need to be changed. Sometimes it’s just a small tweak to the floor plan that’s needed to change the flow and look of the room.