Design 2015 to be your most fabulous year to date. The New Year is quickly approaching, how will you live it? Fabulously chic and with incredible style I hope is your answer.
Some people just seem to have incredible flair and always carry that sense of style with them, in all they do, a sense of elegance and grace, here’s how to ensure that you are one of these people.
Rule number one is to keep it simple. Sounds simple, and it is, whether we are talking about our closets, paring down and weeding out the clothes that don’t fit, are not our style or even created in our best colours, makes dressing for any occasion, from a trip to the grocery store to a formal affair, efficient and easy. Creating a system within that closet that is brilliantly organized for easy dressing, for clothes that need mending and for those that need to be taken to the cleaners and shoe repair. Space is always an issue, so create a system to pack away out of season clothes to free up space. Being able to visually see accessories and individual pieces is a must have for chic and stylish dressing.
In our kitchens, our cupboards and pantries need to be organized with like items together, clutter free from food products that we will never use and random serving pieces and dishes that are also seldom called into service. Less is more, have only what you love and what is functional in your home. Keep a recipe binder of all your go to recipes, ones that you know always turn out and that friends and family love- this is your go-to little black book of deliciousness. I keep past dinner party menus in mine, alongside notes and comments to improve each and every time I make this dish. Stock your freezer and pantry with ingredients that you need to serve up a spur of the moment appetizer when unexpected company’s drops in for a visit. Being prepared allows you to be calm and graceful even when many would be in an utter state of panic.
Fill your rooms with furniture that is comfortable yet still beautiful, art and mementos that conjure wonderful memories or a smile. Less is more, even in the most eclectic or traditional homes. Refine, reduce and curate the most stylish rooms. Don’t be afraid to treat yourself and bring in a pro even if it’s simply for a few hours of consultation.
Take the time that you have over the holidays to simplify life and to ensure that not only is the new year more stylish and elegant, it’s also more pleasurable. Create playlists for your home to fit all your moods and occasions- a playlist for being creative, a playlist for an evening with friends and a playlist for romance. A stylish space always smells as fabulous as it looks, indulge in your favorite essential oils and always burn candles , even if you are home alone.