Let's be honest, we aren't shy in admitting that a luxury home really gets our toes tingling! There is just something about the sleek lines and high-end finishes that really bring a sense of luxurious elegance to a home, making it feel more like a 5-star hotel than a residential property. Now, unfortunately not all of us can live in a state of grandeur, so we have composed a little list of our top tricks to make any space look and feel opulent!
Focus on statement pieces
Whenever we turn the pages of Architectural Digest, we are always faced with breathtaking celebrity homes and architectural masterpieces that always have a little touch of pizzazz about them. I'm sure you know exactly what we're talking about, so what is this pizzazz you may ask? Well, to us, it's statement pieces that catch the eye and elevate the home. Think a velvet arm chair or a stand-out centrepiece... Whatever you choose, don't get carried away, instead focus on each piece standing on their own.
This is probably the quickest and easiest fix to upgrade any space. A touch of fresh greenery takes any room from average to expensive. Whether it's a large fern, a small potted plant or a bouquet of fresh blooms, this small, inexpensive touch can really pay off!
It's all about colour
When deciding on a colour palette for your space, it’s important to carefully consider ALLLL the elements. For a room to look more luxurious, choose hues that complement each other, rather than clashing. It may sound simple, but by opting for two or three main colours, you will ensure there aren’t any moments of friction. Opt for shades of grey, brown, blue, white and black for foolproof success!
If you've been following our styling journey you will know that art is such a core part of every property we undertake and usually frames our entire styling concept. We seek out pieces that complement not only our style but the whole property overall. We also love pieces that tell a story to add character and a point of interest to the home. The secret to luxurious artwork is choosing pieces that flow from room to room. Opt for differing heights and spaces depending on your furniture, and try a sculpture for an added sense of opulence.
Texture is everything!
Good quality textiles can be the difference between a room feeling luxurious or just plain cheap. Choose throws, pillows and carpets which enhance the space — because pilling, flaking and shedding is a big no-no! Shop for these like you would your bed linen, look for quality and opt for handmade where possible. Treating textile buys like you do furniture will ensure they stand the test of time.
We are so excited to share with you our latest project in collaboration with Match, their M/25 Apartments in Mt Lawley. Inspired by the apartment's matt black accents, incredible high ceilings & sky light as well as phenomenal city-skyline views, we wanted to create a magical man-pad which could be enjoyed by a young-professional looking to live in the hustle and bustle of ever-popular Mt Lawley.
Just a few minute's walk from quirky novelty stores, many popular eateries and pumping night spots, we wanted to create a humble home space that reflected the coolness of it's surrounds. Think a vintage car print, fixie bike, Fantastic Man and a fully-loaded bar cart...
Meet my right hand woman! In this installment of Co.llaboration meet Perth Style Co’s gorgeous little dynamo, Kirsten Tennant. Kirsten has been a largely influential member of the team for over three years now. Her contribution to the growth of our business and our brand is an outstanding achievement. Kirsten sets an execptional standard of work ethic and customer service that holds the day-to-day running of our business together like glue! You didn’t think I did everything on my own did you?!
There is no doubt that scoping out the newest trends in interiors is one of our favourite pass times. I mean, we share our top picks on our blog every year so 2019 is no different!
Whether your go-to is Pinterest, Instagram, home & lifestyle magazines or even your favourite celebrity's home - interior trends are constantly evolving and it's sometimes difficult to pin-point exactly what is about to take off. So, we have taken one for the team and put together our top predictions for 2019. I suggest you read on and take note - you don't want to the be the last one on a trend, do you?!
Mid-century Modern has always held a special place in our hearts but some critics say it has been losing steam in the last few years. Well we tend to disagree - we are seeing an increasing amount of mid-century popping up, especially the Italian style which is dominated by curved details, delicate lines, and bold colours.
There are very few things we love more than luxurious touches. They just lift an entire space to feel so much more elegant and opulent. Indulge and soon you'll be mistaking your living room for a five-star hotel! Take this velvet sofa for example, not only is it extremely lavish in design but it is also so much more striking in this daring colour! Bold, luxe, and irrefutably sexy, it's an investment piece you didn't know you needed.
Like we saw in Dulux's 2019 colour predications, a palette that softens and soothes is definitely hot to trot this year. We think it might have something to do with Australians embracing sustainability and moving toward more natural elements in the home. Think chalky whites, beiges and tans which can be incorporated so easily in tableware, cushions and decorative - simple swaps can re-fresh an entire space without breaking the bank!
Layers, layers, layers
It's not exactly a new technique but it's certainly something we can't get enough of! Restrained layering combines textures and shapes, transforming areas of your home into areas of interest in a heartbeat! It's such an easy technique to replicate and is perfect for every room in your home.
Trends can be the perfect inspiration and guide you through all your difficult decorating decisions but the most important design aspect to your home is you and your personal style! Decorative your home with the things you love and you'll enjoy the space you create so much more!
Christmas is without a doubt the most magical time of year and there is no denying that the entire PSC team are counting down the days to some well-deserved R&R after a hectic Spring selling season!
With that said, I'm sure you won't be surprised to know our Christmas wish lists are filled with homewares we have been lusting after for MONTHS! So if you have a friend or family member who is a homewares fiend then here are our top tips for the perfect Christmas gift!
The Luxe Lover
A Missoni Bath Towel.
Uber stylish and practical - is there ever a better gift?!
$95.00 from Safari Living.
Only the most luxurious of home fragrances! Our go-to is the Otto Scented Crystals.
$163.00 from Mecca Cosmetica.
We LOVE the simplicity of this brass one!
$59.95 from Oliver Thom.
A trusty teapot.
Tea is the cure for 99% of life problems so why not make it even more special with a noteworthy pot?
$68.00 from T2
The Green Thumb
Coffee Table Book.
We firmly believe that even people with the greenest of thumbs struggle to keep their indoor plants thriving!
$34.99 from Dymocks.
Macramé plant hangers.
Free up some floor space with this stylish solution for hanging plants.
$120.00 from Jessi Eve.
The Beach Lover
Coastal Photo frames.
Rattan is so hot right now and we love this photo frame which is super understated and simple.
$49.95 from Country Road.
Whether its a snapshot off the coast of Amalfi or down at Cottesloe beach - you can never go wrong with an epic beach shot!
Located at the highest point in North Fremantle, this award-winning architecturally designed home by Blane Brackenridge was such an exciting project to be apart of! Representing timeless modernism, this property has noteworthy features behind every corner with bespoke characteristics that continually surprise. Whether it's the uninterrupted 360-degree views from the rooftop terrace, the underground grotto perfect for parties year-round or the crystal blue plunge pool - this residence is beyond impressive and we are so excited to share a greater insight into this special project! Check it out below...
In the latest instalment of our Co.llaboration series, we speak with Emma Milner from one of WA's leading real estate agencies, Ray White Dalkeith Claremont. As a well-known Perth business woman, Emma drives a successful lifestyle brand and social following incorporating real estate, interiors, fashion and philanthropy. Emma's persona is infectious and her take on real estate is unique. We are a match made in heaven!
Meet John Hunter of William Porteous Properties International. As a young, savvy agent, we have watched John flourish in the Perth property market over the last few years and shared in several of his successes. From custom builds in Swanbourne to Subiaco townhouses and architecturally designed estate’s in Claremont, we have working on some INCREDIBLE properties together and can always trust John to get the job done!
Graceful, elegant and simply timeless, this recent project was one to remember! A remarkable home designed by architect Ross McAndrew, this was such an exciting project to work on in collaboration with John Hunter from William Porteous Properties.
From the moment you step inside you are met with timeless sophistication. With floor to ceiling French doors, incredible high ceilings and stunning floorboards throughout, the canvas was such a privilege to work with!
On this occasion, we had the absolute pleasure of working with some phenomenal artwork by a variety of exquisite artists supplied by the property owner. These pieces were so unique and certainly give this residence many talking points.
With a mixture of ornate timber furniture and our classic contemporary pieces, this home has been completely transformed to a world class family estate of magnificent standard.
In the first instalment of our new Co.llaboration series we speak with property powerhouse Danielle Geagea. As Principal of Zsa Zsa Property, Danielle shares our passion for all things real estate, design and architecture. Having partnered on several successful projects to date, we are so pleased to offer you an insight into Danielle's unique point of difference in the Perth market.