Hello hello and welcome to the second edition of ‘Design Talk’ – for first time readers ‘Design Talk’ is the new monthly blog series where I speak to and feature incredible interior designer’s from around the world. Sooo its basically your monthly one stop blog for design advise and design tips from a huge range of designer's with very different style.
Last month I spoke to the amazingly talented Wioleta Kelly who let us have a sneak peak into her bright and beautiful home and also gave us some invaluable design advise . Click here to have a look.
This month I am talking to Pati or you may know her as @patirobins on Instagram. Pati has already been featured in some of the best interior blog's out there 'Design Sponge' being one! Ahhh thank you Pati for coming to the little Style So Simple corner of the internet! With a very generous instagram following of over 40,000, along with her own design blog the style-squeeze both showcasing her DIYS and beautiful home is Wales, Pati is a forced to be reckoned with in the design world. Her style is to say the least a work of art! Working with dark tones, bold design accents and unique artwork Pati has created one of the most distinctive and beautiful interiors out there. So lets take it to Pati now and divulge in some major interior inspo!
1: So Pati, as I am sure you know by now I am just a little obsessed with your home style. What was the inspiration behind it?
My husband and I have always been collectors of things, and he spends a lot of time in hospitals so when he's home we decided to go dark and have fun in our home - I believe in "y
you only got one life - live it and have fun" I apply this to interiors too.
2: Your home style is that perfect eclectic style interior. Have you any advice or tips for readers who want to create this style?
Eclectism is a beautiful style that is a perfect mix that everything will go perfectly - I love colour pattern and texture and for me those 3 are a must in any space - be it minimal or maximal , combining them adds interest to the space , also use all available space on your walls - to display your favourite books , framed vinyl covers or art that caught your eye , or simply makes you smile . Go with what you love and not what is the latest in thing to have - that way you will create a space that is hugely personal to you.
3: Which room in your home was your favourite to design and why?
Living room - as this is the room we as a family spend most of our time in - each one of us added something they like - from vinyl record covers that are my husband favourite to a pop of pink and green thats my daughters
4: Aww, I love that! Where do you look or usually find your inspiration for your designs?
I take my inspiration from the world around me -, cafes restaurants - I love the moody and fun gentleman club vibe
5: What was the Biggest Challenge you faced in designing your home or any other interior?
Our home is fully adapted for my disabled husband and my biggest challenge was blending those adaptations so they will not become a feature - aka an eyesore that is the first thing your eye will be drawn in - I also have to consider the free floor space so the wheelchair can pass smoothly, living in a small place when you are a maximalist is hard ;)
6: And you have done this so seamlessly! Finally, Pati, What interior designer has inspired you the most in your design career and why?
I adore designs of Abigail Ahern as for me she was the first designer that ripped the rule book and went dark no matter the size of the room - I love her restricted colour palette too
Yes! I can totally see your style in her interiors! I love it! Thanks so much, Pati :) So all if you are looking for some beautiful eclectic maximalist inspiration check out Patti here on Instagram or her website here.
Next month we will be talking to california girl Kimberley K on her Fun approach to interior design!
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