This month marks a year since we published our first Style Files! A years worth of styling tips, tricks and inspiration from some of our favourite designers and stylists. So for our Style Files birthday edition we are pleased to share with you our interview with Ali Jacks from @home_and_things. Boy mum, home reno afficiando, DIY and thrifting queen and super stylist. Ali’s insta feed is a smorgasbord of beautiful pockets of her stunning home, inspiration for creating our own beautiful, yet ultimately liveable spaces. Here’s what Ali had to say:
Not only do plants look beautiful, They add a sense of calmness to your home. For all those not so green thumbs there are some great faux plants on the market too.
Adding Soft furnishings and decor, such as throws & cushions ranging from textured knits to fine linens,can easily change the mood of a room and really pull it all together. Plus they are a great way to refresh a space if you feel like changing things up every season.
Size – When choosing a rug for a room, The rug should roughly be the length and width of the furniture within the space.
Material- If the rug is going to be in a high traffic area or will be in a space used by pets and/or children, think about the material. Rugs that are low pile or polypropylene are easy to clean and wear well in high traffic areas (like a Lounge room or hallway).
Style- think about the furniture that is in the room. Creating a little mood board is a great way to see how a rug could look in a space before making a purchase. At the end of the day It should be your own personal taste whether that be contemporary, traditional or transitional.
Another tough one! Whilst I have quite the little collection myself already, I would have to say my fav Six fourteen rug atm is the gorgeous wool and jute Kiama rug (in grey). It literally goes with everything in our home so I can pop it in any room if I feel like switching things up (which I do just about every other week.