Creative director and stylist Brooke Testoni has well and truly established herself not only as an accomplished sartorial aficionado but also as an interior decorating expert, as proven by her immaculately curated home in Sydney, Australia. Within the classic white walls (which are 112 years old), sit an array of carefully chosen items we can't stop lusting over. Thankfully for us, Testoni regularly features her home décor in many of her Insta snaps, and as such, provides us with a never-ending stream of interior inspiration. Want to know how you can replicate her stunning home? Below, find the five decorating hacks we've learned.
HACK #1: CHOOSE WARM-TONED ACCENTS
One quick scroll is all it takes to discover the genius way Testoni adds a refined sense of coziness to every corner of her space. From gilded artworks and lush cream rugs to tan leather furniture, many of the influencer's accent pieces are warm-toned, which works to create an intimate and comfortable atmosphere that also feels incredibly luxe. By creating a similar palette, you'll be able to create a comparable effect in your home.
HACK #2: COMBINE LUXE AND RAW TEXTURES
We've mentioned the velvet trend before, but here, Testoni gives us a glimpse at how the palatial texture of the fabric can lend sophistication to simpler textiles. Combining luxe with raw creates a modern feel, and by having a single statement piece you're able to keep your future styling choices open.
HACK #3: USE MIRRORS TO CREATE DIMENSION
If there's one constant in the Testoni household, it's the clever use of an assortment of mirrors. By mixing regal and minimal frames, you'll both maximize the space (more mirrors = the illusion of more room), and create an interesting juxtaposition of styles.
HACK #4: WHEN IN DOUBT, LAYER
Another technique peppered throughout many rooms is the use of restrained layering. Testoni combines textures and shapes like a pro, transforming even simple storage units into highly curated areas of interest. This technique is easy to replicate—look for candlesticks, vintage-inspired ceramics, and books and magazines you love to get the look.
HACK #5: EVERY CORNER HAS POTENTIAL
One thing that Testoni doesn't waste, ever, is space. The influencer clearly understands that within every corner lies a golden opportunity to add interest. From a simple floral accent to a stack of fashion-inspired tomes topped with treasured fragrance bottles, everything is considered.
This story first appeared on MyDomaine Australia.