As we roll into 2018, we take a look at some beautiful design living tips with interior stylist Selina Lake, who worked with Sony on their new Life Space pop up. Selina Lake is a freelance Interior & Lifestyle Stylist & Art Director in London, she is also the author of seven leading interior and styling books including Bazaar Style, Romantic Style, Homespun Style, Pretty Pastel Style, Outdoor Living, Winter Living and Botanical Style.
Here are Selina’s New Year new home styling trends and tips:
Lagom is a Swedish word which translates to ‘not to little, not too much’ its follows the cool hygge trend from Denmark and embraces ideas for a scandi style interior which is cosy, cool and relaxing. Colours used for get this style are a mix of whites with soft greys mixed with natural wood. To create this Scandi vibe, introduce natural woods, on trend Scandinavian designed furniture and mix simple brass or metallic lighting.
This trend celebrates colour and has an artsy feel, walls are decorated with oversized watercolour digital printed murals and accessories are embellished with paint brush stoke marks or splattered paint designs.
To get this look at home get crafty make your own textiles using fabric paint. Additionally, you could use the Sony LifeSpace UX short throw projector to create painterly wall art installation or invest in painterly style cushions to update a chair or sofa.
Wabi-sabi, is an ancient Japanese philosophy turned décor trend, is about embracing your own authentic, and the imperfections of your space. Think bare plaster walls, with a simple yet beautiful vase displayed in front of the ‘imperfect’ wall. Wabi-Sabi interiors are minimal, ideally tech needs to fit the space effortlessly so the new Sony LifeSpace UX products are a perfect choice.
If your wallpapers peeling or you have chipped painted walls don’t worry for this trend you won’t need to redecorate just find a console table and make a beautiful arrangement with vases, interesting objects and architectural style flowers like artichoke flowers or a single branch.
Botanicals & Garden Style
The trend for Green Botanicals continues to romp on, first it was all about bringing the outside in with houseplants and now as the trend continues into 2018 we’re thinking up new ways to give our outside spaces even more Botanical Style. Garden rooms are being furnished with botanical prints and displays made with potted plants on outdoor tables is the garden style idea for the summer.
To achieve this look at home buy house plants and lots of them display them in baskets, concrete planters & zinc containers. Experiment with painting walls, rooms and wooden furniture shades of deep dark green. And style areas in your garden with plants and gardenalia.
Sony’s Life Space UX design-led pop-up space, until Mon 18th January 2018
188 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6HU