Youthful Adaptations

Youthful Adaptations

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Designing a timeless space that showcases your distinct style requires a mix of old and new – a sumptuous layering of colour and texture and a pairing of luxury pieces and second-hand finds that lend a one-of-kind look. Knowing when to invest in classic staples can also help to achieve the right balance, with a few key pieces carrying you through many seasons and offering enduring style as your aesthetic changes and evolves. 

Interior: I Photography: @ameliastanwix I Published: @thedesignfiles I Flocca Linen Duvet in Fog, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Fog, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Petra

While it can often take years for a home to perfectly reflect its owners, younger generations – whether renting or buying a property that requires some TLC – are fast-tracking the process with statement pieces from a range of eras. An appreciation for vintage and retro has seen a rise in mid-century modern and art deco styles, while colours and patterns are being used to add design-driven accents to a pared-back space. A bold feature wall can transform a room, while renters can introduce colour through soft furnishings such as a bedspread or cushion.  

Interior: @studiocoandco I Photography: @ameliastanwix I Published: @thedesignfiles I Featured: Flocca Linen Macaron in Russo

While many have had to adapt to small-scale living, prioritising items that uplift a space and express individual style has become more important than ever. This might mean investing in items such as artwork, cookware, and high-quality bed linen that will work in any future design aesthetic, while fun, second-hand finds can enliven your current space and be gifted, replaced or donated over time. A luxurious, pure linen throw blanket will instantly elevate an old armchair that was picked up on Facebook Marketplace, while richly hued Flocca Macaron Cushions can imbue a playful, elegant touch to a simple bed or sofa. 

Interior: @studiocoandco I Photography: @ameliastanwix I Published: @thedesignfiles I Featured: Flocca Linen Duvet in RussoFlocca Linen Pillowcase in RussoFlocca Linen Pillowcase in CarmelFlocca Linen Flat Sheet in Carmel

Online platforms such as Instagram and TikTok have opened up a whole new world of design inspiration, with endless home tours offering budding stylists all the tips and tricks needed to achieve the look they desire. On a more aspirational level, interior inspiration can be found in the work of designers such as Flack Studio, YSG Studio and Kelly Wearstler, who all lean towards a more adventurous and playful approach to creating contemporary and unique spaces. 

Interior: I Photography: @smartanson I Published: @bellemagazineau I Featured: Flocca Linen Duvet in RoyFlocca Linen Pillowcase in MoroBasix Linen Pillowcase in Roy, and our Flocca Linen Short Bedhead In Moro