Style Magazine in the Sunday Times this weekend had a fabulous article on being a Decorexic – you know your one if your love for fashion has been super seeded by your passion for interiors. Whereby your heart rate doesn’t increase at the thought of a Selfridges sale it quickens at the thought of trudging around a flea market, or a visit to Farrow & Ball to discover the latest range of colours. When Elle Dec and Livingetc pop through the door once a month (for me add on Vogue Living, Instide Out, Italian Elle Dec, Wallpaper, Grazia Casa, Dwell, American Elle Dec etc) and you can’t wait until the end of the day to light a fire sip a glass of wine and flick through.
In the feature Pip McCormac broke the interiors obsession into four tribes; The Quirky Collector, The Modern Minimalist, The Country Casual and The Cosy Comforter so which one are you? Very sweetly Pip mentioned that if you happened to fall into the quirky collector tribe then you will be worshipping at my altar! How exciting thank you Pip I adore all things quirky not because they are quirky mind but because a funked up in your face glam idiosyncratic, bold, blingy interior is way more interesting that an understated biege haze of graciousness. So I am going to ignore if I may the other categories and ask that if you happen to fall into the other three please consider changing allegiance!
What makes an interior quirky – easy peasy – unexpected gestures, mixing up the styles, playing around with a dizzyingly colourful array of hues, adding wild patterns and a mish mash of textures. Be brave, be fearless be mischievous and be glamourous.