How do you make a house your home? That’s the challenge interior designer Darren Palmer takes on in his new book, HomeSpace.
Using real-life interior design projects, The Block judge shares his insights on how to access great design regardless of your lifestyle or budget.
Darren talks us through his top five tips on how to style the warehouse conversion.
Make the first point of call to open up the outside and let the light in. A good way to do this is through skylights.
A warehouse palette is simple and is therefore the perfect space to add big punches of colour.
Choose timber floors and fabrics such as linen and velvet to balance hard industrial features.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ART
Art brings a space to life and it’s important to find pieces with meaning.
With an industrial space, furnishings are the big opportunity to soften the aesthetic. Try greenery, mohair cushions and candles.
Bullet large vase, $24.95, from Country Road
Flotsam, Blush Protea by Lisa Sorgini, $260 (A2 size, unframed), from Pop & Scott
Aura Luxury velvet cushion in pastel pink, $59.95, from Curious Grace
Vittoria Porta three-seater sofa, $4055, from Globe West
Mirror trays, $79-$199, from West Elm
Tula Royal throw, $69.95, from Linen House
- Murdoch Books murdochbooks.com.au
- Country Road countryroad.com.au
- Curious Grace curiousgrace.com.au
- Globe West globewest.com.au
- Linen House linenhouse.com.au
- Pop and Scott popandscott.com
- West Elm westelm.com.au
Originally published as: https://www.theweeklyreview.com.au/live/inside-stylist-tips-from-the-block-judge-darren-palmer/