I had the opportunity to ask Myrline from Designed for Life some questions about interior decorating for the seasons! Myrline is an interior design graduate based in Melbourne who posts some seriously inspiring spaces and other design related material over on her blog.
With her keen eye for design and background in interior decorating, I was very excited to learn her answers to some questions I had and think you guys will enjoy!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your interest in home decor.
DfL: I was fortunate enough to discover my love for interior design, decoration (and architecture) young. While completing my advanced diploma of interior design, DFL was born and it helped inspire my creative pursuits in a lot of ways. I'm always striving to surround myself with inspiration and work I admired so that In 30 years time I will be living in my chateau located somewhere in the south of France continuing to live a wonderful creative life.
Do you believe in switching up home decor to go with the seasons?
DfL: To an extent yes. While I'm not going to have my cable knit throw out during the summer months, we do have a consistent colour theme in my house. A lot of warmth is created with earthy tones, it's the textures and hues of our cushions and throws that we adjust to maintain the "cozy" feel all year round.
What’s an easy way we can decorate for the holidays while still staying in our style aesthetic?
DfL: The Christmas tree is an big one for me, the creme de la creme that takes centre stage in the living room. As for the rest of the house, I love the small, discrete introductions of ornaments - a ribbon or two and reindeer figurine here, a simple cluster of vases holding bauble there. To me it's those festive touches that make the days and night all the more merry.
If we can only switch up one item for our seasonal décor, what item would you recommend?
DfL: You can change the atmosphere of a space so much with the use of cushions. Having an variety of colours, patterns and textures is a great and relatively inexpensive (depending on your budget of course) way to change up a look of any room whether seasonal or not. Power to the cushions!
Thank you for taking the time to share your decorating expertise with us Myrline!