Canary Yellow Wingback Chair

Artfully Done — Tips for creating a gorgeous home

At Artful House we are obsessed about making gorgeous interiors! Here are our top tips

Layer in Different Design Styles

We believe bringing in different styles and design elements together can truly make your home vibrant and interesting. For example  here are two stunning vignettes created from seemingly disparate items. In the first picture we have  a canary yellow contemporary wingback chair paired with a cabinet made from antique window shutters.  While in the second we have a vintage carved console forming a backdrop for a newly made lazy boy chair.  So the old and the new can actually live very well together. It’s all about just trying it out

Include Conversation Pieces in Your House

There is nothing like the element of surprise to take one’s breath away. Have you ever imagined your hall way mirror could be recreated from an door or window frame from India or your console could be constructed from an erstwhile door arch style. Here are some examples of mirrors and consoles framed from door and window styles you could easily incorporate into your home. The items are not only stunning but have a story to tell as well making your home truly interesting 

Upholstery is your friend and truly sets you apart

Upholstery is a great way to add colour and make a striking statement with truly interesting fabrics.

At Artful House we are inspired by the region we are in and love Asian inspired fabrics such as Chinoiseries and Ikats.

Embrace The New Neutrals

We think the new neutrals are a decorator’s secret weapon. No longer restricted to black, beige and white we love the colour palette that ranges from an inviting grey to sandstone taupes, blush pink and pale blues. These pleasing hues add personality subtly without over powering .  Here is one of our favourite examples. We’ve paired a grand mirror with an equally grand sideboard and the overall look still looks very elegant.

More Tips

For more decorating tips – please  visit the link below and read our styling recommendations published in Expat Living.