The Stylist Edit: November
Welcome to our Stylist Edit for November. Each month we’ll introduce you to one of our talented qualified stylists. You’ll learn their top interior design tips and trends, and discover their favourite products.
Introducing Tiana from our Fitzroy Studio.
Tiana has a Diploma in Architecture from Swinburne University and is currently studying her Bachelor Degree. She’s embracing her first role in the interior design industry, and the opportunity to channel her love and skill for styling - especially open plan living and dining spaces. Tiana loves to integrate these two spaces in a home using both contrast and shared features to tie the overall look together.
Describe your role at Brosa?
As an interior stylist, I create aesthetically appealing yet functional spaces for clients. I love working with both new and existing customers to curate their ultimate space. This might mean updating a few key pieces or creating a room from scratch, depending on their needs, wishes and tastes.
How would you describe your own personal interior style?
I’m definitely a collective when it comes to my personal interior style. I love a mixture of modern farmhouse and classic modern rustic. I’m obsessed with mixing different materials, including a lot of whites and woods, so these versatile styles work really well in my home.
Where do you find everyday inspiration?
I find inspiration in so many places. My go-to’s are Pinterest, my design Instagram page - I follow lots of different interior/architecture pages/inspo shops - and various design books.
What are your top tips for a well-styled home?
1. Use colour carefully
It’s always best to stick to fairly neutral colours and tones for larger pieces of furniture. This helps create an illusion of your space being bigger than it is. Neutral pieces are also extremely timeless and versatile. To enhance your space through colour, keep it subtle by adding cushions and throws.
2. Accessories complete a space
Accessories that complement the furnishings can complete the look of your space, add interest and make it feel homely. To accessorise a coffee table, I love using a large design-themed coffee table book along with a few small trinkets. These could include a beautiful vase or pot and a medium-large candle.
3. Personality is key
Adding touches of your personality is what makes your home ‘yours’! I always love seeing someone’s personality shine through blown up prints of family, friends, travel or something of interest. Using colourful cushions and throws is another way of adding your unique personality into your space.
Which design trends are you most excited about in 2022?
I’m really looking forward to people introducing more black accents into their spaces. Sometimes people can be scared of using black. However, styled the right way it looks amazing! Black tapware and handles look really beautiful in a bathroom. I have a black hallway table with gold handles at home, which I accessorise to brighten it up. I place lighter coloured design books on top with a white candle and some greenery stems in a tall clear vase. Large woven baskets under the table also lighten the overall look and provide a warm contrast. Black can make a real statement in a space, adding depth into a room when styled carefully.
What or who inspires you right now?
At the moment Architectural Digest [AD] is my main source of inspiration. I love looking at their latest posts and also keeping up to date with their regular open door videos that can be seen online. Not only do the videos give a fresh insight into various styles and designs, they also explain how to tie a space together overall and in many different ways.
Favourite styling tip that is low cost for high reward?
DIY and refurbishing can completely transform items or spaces into something brand new. It can also be a fun and rewarding process that allows for plenty of your personal touches. Secondhand, vintage and refurbished pieces are also more sustainable and can often add more character to your home than new things.
Favourite online place to find inspiration?
My all-time favourite platform for inspiration is Pinterest. Pinterest has an endless range of inspiring design ideas, like curated spaces and so much more. Being able to create and save your own Pinterest boards is super helpful, especially when you’re searching for inspiration for an upcoming project.
What is your favourite part of the job?
Getting to work with so many different people with differing styles is great and I love being able to make clients' interior dreams come to life. It’s so much fun to get people to think outside the box a little for a new perspective on an overall layout and look.
Tiana’s top picks this month:
- Brixton Sofa in Tan Leather
- Tribeca Rug in Oyster Sand
- Marlon Bench in Stone Washed Acacia
- Shamal Dining Table in Laguna Brown Mango Wood
- Drake 5 Seater Sofa in Seashell White
- Seta Chaise Lounge in Dolly Boucle
- Dame Swivel Accent Chair in Fawn
- Artemis Large Sideboard in Brun Sandblasted Solid Mango Wood
- Milly Bar Stools in Warm Natural Solid Ash Wood
- Hiron Indoor / Outdoor Step Base Side Table in Baron Blue Cement
Need a hand with styling? We’re here to help. You can book a free interior consult with a stylist at a time that suits you.