So it's been a while since I did an #asksophieinteriors post but recently I have been getting quiet a few questions coming my way. So I thought I would round up the best and answer them in a post...this post! So here we go...
Harry Thompson asked "How would you describe your interior style? #asksophieinteriors".
This is probably one of the hardest questions I get asked. How to describe my interiors style? I have the ultimate problem of liking everything! I love a tonal scheme, I love G-plan style furniture, I love clashing prints, I love a boho scheme, I love country chic, I love, I love, I love. You see my problem! If I was to choose one way to design for the rest of my life I would choose dark, inky wall colours, rich, bold furniture and accessories, velvet and silk materials and brass detailing.
Rebecca Marshall asked "#asksophieinteriors #interiors how do you feel about white ceilings?".
To be blunt, I don't like them. I feel that ceilings are overlooked to be completely honest and there are so many fabulous things you can do with them to make your spaces feel more special. I've written an entire blog post on it which you can read here. Paint them, wallpaper them, clad them but whatever you do get creative!
Sally Henderson asked "Sophie, can you recommend a brand of paint for my bedroom? #asksophieinteriors #interiordesign".
It's not so much the brand of paint but the quality of paint that is important. Find a paint that has a lot of pigment and won't fade. My go to's are Farrow and Ball or Zoffany paint, a little bit pricier but defiantly worth it. The colour choice is amazing the tones are just so much softer then the cheaper brands and will add a designers edge to your makeovers.
James Johnson asked "My girlfriend and I have very different taste.We've just bought a house and we're worried that we'll clash when it comes to choosing interiors, any suggestions? #asksophieinteriors #help #questions".
Create a joint Pinterest board! You can each add interior images that you love and then go through what you have collected together. I would suggest allowing you both to say "defiantly no" to one thing in each room. You can then whittle it down and create your perfect scheme.
Zoey Judd asked "#asksophieinteriors what is your go to way to make a space bright?".
This is a problem that a lot of spaces have. Not all of us are lucky enough to have floor to ceiling windows in a country that is sunny 90% of the time. So to make the most of the natural light you do get, put mirrors or mirrored furniture into your space. Mirrors help to bounce the light around the room and is an essential for every room!
So there you have it a round up of my most recently asked questions for you all. I hope you found them useful! If you have any questions you would like to ask me just use the hashtag #asksophieinteriors and I'll make sure I answer them in my next Q&A post. Until next time...