Whether your preferred look is rustic, modern, design, urban or country, hygge or boho chic

Maison Malou can create that style by utilising elements already in your possession, knowing how to place the objects and how to tweak and add bits and pieces of interest.
 I love mixing old and new; vintage and rustic. In décor there is no rule. It is about expressing your lifestyle and everything you love.
In this picture the only piece bought is the lamp which I fell head over heel in love with. Bought at a local homewares shop. All the rest were found in various garage sale, 'vide grenier' etc...
The distressed mirror (one of my favourite pieces) was found at the local tip by my husband. The blackboard in old frame was made by him. The display cupboard, a find which was restored both by my husband and I (cut tin inserted in doors) - distressed paint and choice of black iron handles by me. I love Toile de Jouy and use it often in my house. Here the curtains which I made from original French toile purchased online and toile cushion made by a local artist sewer in Kangaroo Valley. The things you love are what make your décor speak of you.

This home had a lot of interesting elements scattered throughout the house. Bringing those pieces together to harmonise the room we brought lime green, red and blue striped cushions to the cane lounge settee. A couple of pieces of white furniture were involved to support greens in blue vases. The green plants added to the feel of sunroom inviting more of the gorgeous surrounding garden in and the style was kept classic and smart.
  The importance of knowing your colours when mixing is primordial. Avoid mixing too many colours; the right yellow in the right amount in a décor with a dominance of greys, can bring energy across.  Here I introduced a yellow toile lampshade and a single yellow cushion to give a spark of mustard (my favourite colour!) against a grey backdrop. I threw a bohemian/tribal cushion in terracotta/grey/green colours as to give the room a relaxed boho chic look.
Draw some inspiration from magazines or designers but avoid "copy-paste" as it voids immediately your personality. And this is where the fun and creativity comes in when you can see reflections of your own style in the décor. Unique and personal, which nobody can reproduce 100%! 
And if this sounds too terrifying to explore or you just can't be bothered because it is not your area of expertise or interest at all, call me and I will come and work the magic in your home for you.


Breathe...and NEVER doubt yourself

My passion for styling goes way back to my teens when cooped up in my small bedroom I would regularly push furniture around (consisting of a bed, a bookcase which opened up as a desk "secretaire" and a bedside table, just to recreate a different feel. Suddenly new posters would find a spot on the walls, flowers would set themselves in makeshift vases; Mum would be urged to get me new cushions, a rug... just to create a new feel
This is what you aim to achieve when styling, not just to create a 'magazine' perfect look but a feel of comfort and a harmonious balance of colours and decor elements.

Mustard! one of my favourite colour on the palette, a reminder of my love of Provence. In small touches and in combination with right colours it brings chic elegance and a splash of happiness in decor.

Artful kitchens Black & White

Simplicity and elegance.

Ines de la Fressange - Colours in a Parisian Apartment

The most interesting homes are the ones which spell your personality. Explosion of colours evokes individuality. Artful, creative, fun.

Fresh notes^Personal notes

At the end of the day the sight of a fresh bouquet always brings a happy note.
Adding personal touches to your decor, whatever you like to collect. "Home is where the heart is" 

Vintage and greys = a timeless mix

There's a certain elegance which is carried in grey, subtle gentle yet strong. It reveals its moods with browns and allows to be married to fabrics i.e Toile de Jouy to stripes with style.