Karson Butler Open House via inspiredbythis.com

Karson Butler Open House via inspiredbythis.com

It’s a new year, and the perfect time to turn over a new leaf, try a fresh look, reorganise, or face a DIY challenge you’ve been meaning to tackle. We asked our team to share some of their New Year Style Resolutions, this week it’s T&W Head of Styling Jessica Bellef, who wants to properly organise her spaces for the year ahead and get around to updating some sad 80’s lighting in her pad.  If you’re looking for some inspiration to revamp your own place in the New Year, why not join us to learn the secrets of styling, online at our new T&W Style School?

Home office reorganise
I suffer from procrasti-styling. Everything has to be sorted and in a row before I do any actual work. Considering my home office is also a prop storage room, staying on top of the clutter, as beautiful as it is, is an ongoing and distracting mission. Currently the props are on open shelving, but I want to reduce the visual clutter by grouping together the props into uniform storage boxes or baskets on the shelves, like these Watercane storage boxes.

Banish the floordrobe
A quick poll of the T&W team revealed that most of us are guilty of one particular home organisational crime… piles of clothes building  up on the bedroom floor, aka the floordrobe. I vow that 2017 will be the year I put away clean clothes, turf dirty clothes straight into the laundry basket and hang all handbags and clutches up on a beautiful wall hook rack.

Lighting update
My home has a relaxed seventies feel but the lighting fixtures unfortunately channel a 1980’s bad taste vibe, so they need to go.  I’ve pulled together great lamps for the house but would love to find the perfect pendant lights and wall sconces, in rattan or some kind of woven material.  My fiancé, a keen fisherman, likes the idea of getting something that references the shape and material of a lobster pot. I think the guy’s onto something.

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