Maximalism or Minimalism – they’re both on trend this cosy season
November 13, 2021

When my producer at CityLine asked me to create a couple of segments on the maximalism trend, but also look at the perennially chic minimalist look that’s been dominating social media for several years now – I jumped at the chance.

My signature look is organic with a spare hand, but I do love layered looks, and deeply patterned, rich explosions of colour. We used my cosy, wallpapered dining room as the backdrop and I did a big shop at Winners and Marshall’s to create some wonderful table top styles. I had so much fun bringing both looks to life in my home for CityLine last week.

Watch the segments:
Minimalism
Maximalism

Minimalist
Think neutral colours with black accents, minimal layers and branchy greenery, proving that wallpaper can work with a minimalist approach.

Fave tabletop item? I am a big fan of the black lazy susan in the middle of the table to make passing items a breeze

Get the Look
Tableware – Winners or Marshall’s
Dining table and chairs – Carl Hansen
White vase on stool – Hopson Grace
Bench & stool – Coolican & co.
Wallpaper – Indie Wood by Timorous Beasties at Newwall

Maximalist
Think loads of colour, pattern on pattern, vintage portraits, big blooms, no corner left empty and plenty of vintage pieces mixed with new.

Fave tabletop item? The textured tumblers in ochre and deep grey so even the glassware feels rich and layered.

Get the Look
Tableware – Winners or Marshall’s
Bentwood chairs – Winners or Marshall’s
Grey Cabinet – Winners or Marshall’s
Light – Winners or Marshalls
Rug- Winner’s or Marshall’s
Tablecloth – Antique Suzani (a gift from Arriz; he picked it up in the markets of Isantbul)
Mirror – one of my first purchases in NYC, when I was 20
Portrait – That’s my grandmother on the wall back there