As a renter I have had the chance to recreate each time I have moved a new nest and decorate it to the mood of the moment. My love of French farmhouses and both provincial and provençal lifestyles always guide the way in which I style my home. I love tweaking the elements by adding a particular rug or a throw or paint a piece of furniture. I get to change the fabrics of curtains or cushions and love the versatility and the immediate change that this creates in the house. The piece de resistance in my house has been my 3 ft farmhouse table (in its raw state or distressed painted - it has seen many paint coats along the way!) So whether I decide to set the theme with linen lampshades or dress up the windows with vintage linen 'draps' I end up with this eclectic style which is particular to my loves of Provence and the French farmhouses."
There are many styles to inspire yourself from; traditional, classic, modern, Industrial, Hampton, Shabby (to name but a few!)to Wabi Sabi. New styles (or new names for already existing styles) pop up regularly and appear in glossy magazines which we want to emulate and recreate in our own home.My flavours are definitely stemming from my French homeground and it is right to say that French have a certain 'je ne sais quoi' (an innate 'savoir faire' _how to place elements in a home effortlessly).It is expressed in the visual and harmonious balance that is achieved in putting a decor together and it defies the rules of decor.Interior decor styling is more than using influences from styles and passing trends; it is about creating that magic and adapting it for your specific profile. There is no copy/paste.It is about creating a style that speaks about you and befits you.