House Beautiful magazine made it official. After a decade of modern, minimalist, farmhouse, Scandinavian sparse, farmhouse white interiors, the traditional maximalist style is finally back in the most wonderful way! Colors, florals, blue gingar jars, chintz, tassels, chinoiserie, layered spaces & patterns, all of them are finally being embraced again and I am here for it!
I have never been a minimalist decorator, and even if we live in a tiny flat here in Singapore, I have always filled our home with textures, patterns, and beautiful objects. I just make sure the scale is appropriate to the space so it doesn’t feel like we live inside Aladdin’s cave. The Scandi style just never appealed to me. It’s nice to look at in other people’s homes, for sure. And if you’re a newbie decorator, it’s easy to pull off, and hard to get wrong. Just visit Ikea and copy any of their styled rooms and you’re done.
It was such a thrill when Rachel of Haute Stock accepted my suggestion to design a set of grandmillennial-inspired graphics for the stock library! I wasted no time illustrating a set of cliparts and backgrounds that I hope other designers would find useful! These would make great icons for social media and websites. Head over to Haute Stock if you’re a member, and download the set.