It’s a scenario the St Barts girls know too well – a customer falls heavily in love with an amazing statement piece in the store, then wavers in doubt – “But can I make this work in my own home?” “How do I mix this back with the rest of my pieces? My house is modern/classic/beachy and this is tribal/urban/antique.”
The thing is, our stores are full of contrasts, a myriad of eras and style and countries of origin. How do we make it harmonious? How can we trust that a dramatic statement piece will work and not take over the entire look? The trick? Well, it really boils down to one thing – we love everything we buy!
It sounds contrite, but it’s true – when you buy things you truly love a magical serendipity usually ensures that they all work together.
Yes, there are certain considerations of placement and scale – and these things are hard to teach but easily learnt through play. Just play around with your home! Put things together and see what kind of conversation they have. The good news is that mixing it up has never been more on-trend.
Here’s 5 statement items that are grabbing our attention at the moment:
Oversized Arm Chairs and Sofas
Both architectural AND nurturing – we love the way their voluptuous proportions invite you to sink into them with a good book. And over-sized pieces can play a trick on the eye – making a house itself seem larger.
Towering, Glossy Urns
Make an immediate impact and dress your hallway or entrance credenza with one of these beautiful antique pieces from China. All you need to add is some verdant leaves for an atmosphere of abundance and tranquility.
Art & Large-Scale Photographic Prints
Not only does art bring soul and poetry to a room, it is a great way to create and underpin the colour scheme you are working with. You only need to use a couple of colours in an artwork to reflect in a just a few other pieces to give an effortless aura of harmony.
Up in Lights
Whether it be hand-woven fishermen’s basket pendants or glittering chandeliers, we can’t underestimate the importance of great lighting. Current interior wisdom is to push the limits of scale and make lighting a focal point. A kitchen can be stunningly finished by the right choice in pendants.
Bring the far reaches of the world to your home with pieces from Morocco, India, Indonesia, China and beyond. Global nomad is more than an interior style, it is a way of life! Finding unique pieces from ethical sources is our passion – the new definition of luxury is a return to craft.
Shop statement pieces both in store and online…