French-born, Spanish-based Serge Castella’s take on mid modern is fresh, artistic and just a little quirky.
He’s the master of mixing eras, of taking a limited palette and adding richness and interest through texture and shape. His background in fashion and antiques is obvious in his interior design work. Stylish, chic and totally individual, but why is working so good?
Monochrome schemes will always go well with classic interiors. A classic room needs to feel harmonious, warm and inviting, therefore a warmer palette will work better with white. Think about these three things when combining
Mix & match styles
The most inspiring spaces pull from so many different vibes rather than just one look. Going with one (all rustic country farmhouse, or all rock star glam) feels too one-dimensional. If you have a preferred style that’s fine, but adding in a touch of its style antithesis to make the space more intriguing. To all high-end glam, add a boho element. To all classic and traditional style add a sleek and industrial elements.
Artwork as we all know adds dimension, color, and texture; enlivens blank walls and brings instant intrigue to any space. Make sure it’s hung at the right height, which usually means the middle of the painting should be at eye level. Everyone tends to hang art too high, so it feels disconnected from the room. Add sculptures, vases, plants, but without exaggerating.
Create zones in any room
No matter how big or how small your space is, try creating zones. Dividing up areas is the quickest way to transform a room into a cozy, snug inviting space. Don’t leave all the furniture skimming the perimeter of walls. Instead create the odd seating nook for lingering with a good book or perhaps a glass of wine.