Interior Styling Project For Dwell
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Dwell store in Oxford to style a few room sets. Styling is a big passion of mine and so I always jump at any given opportunity – well not literally 😉 I had to style four rooms, so I chose the entrance, dining, living and bedroom. With no given brief I decided to create a character. Meet Stella, a graphic designer living with her boyfriend. She is in her mid thirties, determined, fun with a slight eclectic style. She loves grey but also the occasional pop of colour. I wanted all of the rooms to work well together and tell a story, her story…
The fun part of this job was to style the rooms using Dwell’s furniture and accessories. I was basically like a big kid in a candy store. Leave me with a few accessories and I’m literally in heaven. It really wasn’t a hard task at all and with a few added props of my own I tried to bring the space alive. When styling a room I always want to create an atmosphere that I too would feel comfortable living in, and this is exactly what I did.
I was back with one of my favourite photographers Andrew Boyd. We’ve worked many times together so it’s always nice going into a new project with someone you know well and who gets your work ethos completely. He was accompanied by his lovely assistant Laura Falconer, who I cannot thank enough for all of her help. All in all we made a pretty good team and even though it was a really long day we thoroughly enjoyed it! I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at the Dwell Store in Oxford, who were absolutely amazing. They put up with us and our crazy demands #stylistrequests.
So here are the four rooms which I hope you guys like. I’ve added all the links to most pieces, some items are only available from the actual store not online.
1/ Sophia console table walnut. 2/ Brass vase large. 3/ Brass vase small. 4/ DL&Co soleil white Gold tumbler golden woods. 5/ Pixel throw grey.
Other props my own.
1/ Eiffel dining table with beech legs small. 2/ Eiffel dining chair with beech legs. 3/ Newton compact storage sideboard white. 4/ Dot table lamp large. 5/ Geometric vase. 6/ Zig zag throw. 7/ Owl tealight holder. 8/ Set of four champagne flutes. 9/ Copper tealight holder.
1/ Faro three seater sofa dark grey. 2/ Escala shelf white. 3/ Lightburst mirror. 4/ Sierra rug medium black and white. 5/ Platter cross leg coffee table. 6/ Square stacking table stone. 7/ Decorative head white. 8/ Stem table light; Moroccan tealight holder. 9/ Marble chopping board small. 10/ Crosshatch coaster. 11/ Emotion cup. 12/ Penguin cushion. 13/ Zhivago cushion. 14/ Polar bear cushion.
Other props my own.
1/ Notch bed with drawers. 2/ Square stacking table. 3/ Wimborn bedspread. 4/ Zig zag throw. 5/ Plates art. 6/ Eskimo cushion. 7/ Mist tree cushion. 8/ Statue of liberty cushion. 9/ Eiffel tower cushion. 10/ Whisper rug tungsten. 11/ Emotion coffee cup. 12/ Emotion plate.
ProfessionalPainters18th February 2016 at 12:36 pm
I feel inspired by the colours of the bedroom and living room, but I don’t think I’m that brave to go with such bold colours! Maybe one day hehe when I get bored with the pink bedroom 🙂
Old Fashioned Susie19th February 2016 at 1:38 pm
Ah this is lovely- I love the one with the orange backdrop the best… Makes everything really pop!
Carole King19th February 2016 at 1:59 pm
Beautifully styled hun. Loving the dining room colours! x
Pippa Jameson19th February 2016 at 2:50 pm
Great job Ari. Lovely styling and colour combinations xx
Caroline @trend-daily19th February 2016 at 3:53 pm
Fabulous Ari! Xxx
Carole Poirot19th February 2016 at 4:39 pm
Lovely job and I can really imagine Stella and how she lives there 🙂 Have a lovely weekend xo
geraldine23rd February 2016 at 7:58 pm
Looks lovely Ari and so in keeping with Dwell’s branding.
Nancy25th February 2016 at 11:02 am
But i don’t bear having faces on the pillows :).
Simona15th March 2016 at 2:32 pm
Lovely taste! I would like to paint my son’s bedroom with that yellow you have used for the dining room, what the name of the colour would be? Simona (email@example.com)