We interviewed the lovely Tara Scholes to find out her interior style trend and how she is leading a more planet conscious interior lifestyle...
Tell us a little about how you started out as an interiors stylist; have you always been interested in interiors?
I studied 3D design In my twenties and loved working on interior design and product design. I continued this by refurbishing furniture and now love helping others style up their homes.
What is your current favourite interior trend?
I love the bohemian scandi look at the moment with a bit of industrial style thrown in for good measure!
Where do you look for creative trends?
Fashion, nature and Pinterest!
Which room is the most important part of your home?
I love our bedroom the most. It just holds the essentials of our bed, drawers and bedside units. We’re lucky that our wardrobes are built into another room meaning we can keep it fairly simple yet accessorise to keep it on trend and fun.
What are your top tips for styling a home sustainably?
Spend some time researching the core items that are going to stick around in your home for a while. Go for what you love and not what’s necessarily in trend that season.
Our sideboard is a classic piece of Oak furniture that’s simple and been in the family for about 25 years. Yet with a simple upcycle it fits in perfectly with my decor and is still going strong. The same applies to our chest of drawers we’ve had these for about 18 years and they look brand new.
Keep the more on trend items smaller that can be mixed up when desired.
How do you try and lead a more conscious lifestyle?
I upcycle a lot! Buy second hand or look out for recycled sustainable products.
Our recent purchase of a rug is made from a fibre called PET which is a 100% recycled fabric from plastic bottles. Yet it has a wool like feel and look to it.
What sustainable brands are you loving at the moment?
Nkuku always have the most beautiful pieces. And most of it is handmade and from recycled materials. They’re also conscious of where their products come from and their carbon footprint.
Any top sustainable tips for people styling their homes?
Shop small where possible. Look out for those one off items that will bring a uniqueness to your home. Try blending old and new together to create a more authentic feel.
What is your must have Zero-Living product?
Amidst Studio cushions are so beautiful! I’m loving the linen fabric and the colours they use in the abstract designs would fit in perfectly with my decor.
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