We recently asked Christie Turvey, creator of Neue Blvd, who holds a degree in interior architecture, her top tips on turning your house into a home. From the do's and don'ts to liveable luxury Christie has got you covered.
Find out what she had to say below....
1. Your top 3 Home Decor Do’s & Don’ts…
Spend money on your bed and bedding - a good nights sleep is worth its weight in gold for your health and wellbeing.
Buy paint samples and paint up sections of your wall before you decide colours- paint can look very different in different spaces
Take your time to create your interior- the nicest interiors feel created over time
Doubt yourself - if you like a particular colour - go for it, this is your home and personal space
Be too focused on trends - try to imagine if you will like something in 5 years time. Interiors last a lot longer than fashion.
Forget to measure before you buy. Buying the wrong size sofa is a painful experience!
2. Your top tips for picking a colour scheme…
If you are nervous about colour - choose neutrals as your base and add in colour through styling - cushions and rugs.
3. Your tips on choosing a feature for a space?
Try to keep only one or two features and make sure they work with the architectural layout of the space
4. Rugs, a do or a don’t?
I love rugs- they add depth and comfort to an interior
5. Your tips for achieving ‘liveable luxury’…
Before you start a scheme - plan it, do a mood board and stick to it, take your time finding the right pieces and you will have a good chance of achieving liveable luxury
6. Your go-to basics that are essential for any home…
Great bedding/ great sofa and fabulous lighting
7. Your top 3 tips for redecorating…
Keep it fresh - declutter
Paint samples before committing
Choose easy to clean and maintain materials
8. Who inspires you inside and outside the world of interior design?
I am in love with Diane Von Furstenberg, she is a living style icon.
Blainey North is really inspiring as an Australian interior designer making waves globally
9. What is trending this season?
Monochrome, black and white. Carrara Marble and mixed metals - combining brass, bronze and copper
10. The best interior design tips you have learnt?