Sometimes it can feel as if homestyle HQ is part office, part workshop, especially when art director Juliette Wanty’s prototyping the brilliant sets she creates for our styled shoots. Pots of paint stack up on the meeting table, colour tests crowd the pinboard and large-scale materials take up residence to be prepped for transportation to the photography studio.
This hands-on research and development is something we feel passionate about, because it adds an element of creation to the content we curate. If you’re curious to find out exactly what I’m talking about, flip to page 28 to see the scenes Juliette dreamed up to demonstrate new ways in which to use paint.
We search the world in our pursuit of original interior ideas, and this issue I’m excited to be sharing the home of mother, blogger and avid rearranger Louise Johansen of @mortilmernee, who lives in the town of Hedensted, in Denmark. With the homogenised looks doing the rounds on social media these days, individuality can be hard to come by, and what I admire about Louise is her ability to throw together low and high, old and new in a carefree way that expresses a certain joie de vivre. She’s not French, but she does have a penchant for the French-vintage vibe, and when it’s combined with artistic contemporary pieces from designers such as Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen of Muller Van Severen (two of my personal design heroes), her look can’t be packaged up as one specific style to imitate. Let Louise’s story on page 62 inspire you to go your own way with your interior too.
Alice Lines, Editor