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Sunday reflections after reading designer Luke Edward Hall's perspective on the secrets to a stylish home. The three takeaways certainly resonate and help guide me in finding the homes we love at the Origins Guide.

What's the secret? Reflections on a Designers Perspective

Sunday reading

Well hello there hunker downers! Not sure if you’ve been watching @thelesliejordan – though for me, here in Melbourne, I can tell you it still feels like March.

I love lazy Sundays and the opportunity to take a bit of time out to stop and think. I came across a nice read today by @lukeedwardhall on the secret to a stylish home – defining interiors that have elegance, taste and flair.

I don’t profess to be a designer, but I can relate to his point of view – it certainly helps guide us in finding places that we love, ones that align with our philosophy of ‘homes with a story to tell.’

Generally, I try to focus on a combination of unique architecture, interesting interiors and homes that capture the best of a destination.

On the design front a few of Luke’s points resonated with me and captured the essence of what we strive for:

  1. Dressing a room is like dressing oneself, “a confident eye used to pick and mix colours, patterns, furniture and objects, a fearlessness and unpredictability – this is what makes an interior stylish.”
  1. Having a point of view is SO MUCH MORE stylish than just ‘expensive things’ – homes and spaces should be deeply personal
  2. Tell a story – choose items with memory that go deeper than just the look – it defines a space

What’s your thoughts? Also love to hear what you’re looking for and what moves you as we build out our little community. Drop me a line on instagram or shoot me an email brett@the-origins.com 

Have a lovely Sunday xx

B

p.s. Food for thought. Three of my favourites in Daylesford that evoke this design sense (below).

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Brett Diedrich

Brett Diedrich

Prior to creating the Origins Guide Brett was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group where he worked across Europe and the Middle East. Originally from Australia Brett has lived in the USA, Denmark, Hong Kong and the UAE. These days you'll find Brett in Melbourne and regional Victoria shaping the Origins Guide and meeting hosts of unique homes. Brett enjoys spending time with his partner Johan, visiting friends and family (including his gorgeous niece Charlotte), exploring new destinations, places to stay and of course food.

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