Embrace Your Space - @deco.dwelling

Laura describes her award-winning home as an art deco mid-century mash up… and we can confirm it certainly matches up to this description! Her home offers an interesting juxtaposition of playful sophistication. On one hand the use of colour blocking, greenery and quirky statement features bring a sense of light-heartedness and fun, whilst the dark furnishings and brass accents bring a seductive and opulent allure.

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Over the last 2 years, Laura has documented her room-by-room renovation on her Instagram, @deco.dwelling, which now boasts over 60k followers. One of Laura’s most recent renovation venture’s, was the lockdown kitchen refresh, introducing the famous pink tiles and eccentric neon sign that all her followers (and us) lust over! This contrasts to the more mellowed décor choices of beige walls and black accents for her work-from-home space. Laura felt this colour palette would ensure a soothing and serene place for her mind to focus. This environment sharply contrasts one of the homes original features – bright red walls and ceilings! As you can imagine, it took blood (or in this case, red paint), sweat and tears to paint over this bold colour choice!

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We love how @deco.dwellings’s interior choices are not stringent to a particular trend or style and instead offer a distinctive blend of different inspirations and trends that vary from room-to-room.

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Q: What is your favourite room / space in your home and why?

My kitchen is my current favourite space in my house. It is such a great place to chill with a glass of red on a Friday night! The space was such a labour of love and I am so pleased with how all the elements from my design boards have come together just as I had planned.

Q: Do you have a proudest DIY moment?

Yes, winning Interior Influencer – Best Newcomer for 2019 at the House and home Awards.

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Q: How have you styled your work-from-home space?

I have just revamped this space. It is a calming palette consisting of beige walls, black and brass accents, and pops of green and blue from my plants and wall art.

Q: Have you completed any lockdown home DIY projects?

Yes, I have gone a bit crazy with lockdown projects! The kitchen was completed during lockdown, as was our hallway refresh, bathroom refresh and my dressing room/office makeover.

 

Q: Where do you get your home inspiration from?

I get inspiration from so many places, primarily Pinterest, Instagram, and Interior’s magazines. But I love looking at colour palettes from places I travel, hotels I stay at and even movies I watch!

 

Q: How would you describe your home style?

Art deco, mid century mashup. Most of my interiors have a nod to art deco, whether that is an opulent piece of furnishing, dark seductive colour palette or brass accents. You will find all my rooms have some sort of art deco element in them.

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Q: Talk us through the process of renovating your fabulous kitchen?

I created many mood and design boards before I made any decisions on colour palette and materials I was going to use. The kitchen is split into 3 different zones- the concrete island, the pillar table, and the sideboard. I wanted the kitchen to have as much usable space as possible and to make sense in terms of our day to day living. The kitchen itself is sprayed, as the cabinets and doors were in good condition, just not in the style I would choose myself. This proved to be more cost effective, and I liked the idea of reusing materials. In fact, we used wastage from our countertops to make shelves and a tabletop for our pillar table; the table was a DIY project using wooden dowels, decorators caulk and furniture paint. My husband and I painted the walls, which took quite some time as I incorporated colour blocking into the design theme.

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Q: Describe your home when you first moved in?

Lots of beautiful original features, but a lot hidden by carpet. We knocked down the separating wall between the front room and snug and turned it into the open plan living/dining room you see today. The living room was painted red…even the ceiling! It was a nightmare to repaint haha!

 

Q: Where do you start when you begin renovating / decorating a room?

I always start with a mood or design board, focus on a piece of furniture, art, or textiles that is integral to that space and design from there.

 

Q: How do you create your home aesthetic using lighting?

Lighting is so important; we have lights dotted all around our home. I always ensure I chose the correct type of lighting for a space. It’s important to know whether you want ambient lighting, task lighting, accent lighting etc. Think about how you use a space and that should throw up the type of lighting you require.

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Q: What is your favourite part of renovating / decorating a house?

I love the initial design concept! Collating inspiration images and then turning them into a design theme!

 

Q: If you had to live in the same house forever, what interior style would you go for?

I will stick to Art Deco…it’s timeless and I’ve always been drawn to this era of décor and fashion.

 

Q: What interior trend(s) do you think your home embraces?

My home is such a combination of trends, I don’t tend to follow interior trends as I want my home to stand the test of time, and not to become irrelevant too quickly. However, my new dressing room/office has a nod to the Japandi trend which is popular at the moment, but with my own specific style and touch.

Dark navy living room with colourful decorations, such as sofas, cushions and art pieces.Dark navy living room with colourful decorations, such as sofas, cushions and art pieces.

Q: Do you have any exciting home projects coming up?

I am always involved in some sort of home project!

 

Q: Do you have a room / reno idea that you regret / thought looked better at the time?

My dressing room- it’s been changed. So at the moment, I am happy with the décor.


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