Swedish-born, London-based Beata Heuman, who is known for her love of the fantastical, designs residential and restaurant interiors. Here she shares her tips on creating a home...
Be confident If your design makes you happy, that’s all that matters. Look through books for inspiration – if you see how something similar has been done successfully, it may give you the boost you need. And as with any skill, remember that interior design requires time and hard work.
Indulge your imagination When designing an interior, we try to help people forget the outside world and encourage them to be present in the moment, adding surreal elements or dream-like colour combinations for this reason. At the moment, I’m really into a mix of tonal shades – dusty blues are a particular favourite.
Plan in advance To ensure your designs will work together, make a plan for the whole room before you start. For a layered, balanced interior that stands the test of time, look to the past and present for inspiration. Ultimately, though, it’s about going with your gut feeling.
Every room should sing In the course of a lifetime, we gather a multitude of experiences and objects, and your home should embrace these. Let your personality shine through, even if it’s not the conventional choice – that’s what gives a space individuality. beataheuman.com
This article first appeared in the June 2019 issue of Elle Decoration
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