One of our *favourite* past times at Siesta Home HQ is scrolling through Instagram and spying on beautiful homes when we have a few (cheeky) minutes to spare. We love seeing unique, eclectic and colourful homes with a mix & match sense of style - and it's no secret IG is a daily dose of inspiration for us.
That's why we reached out to one of our favourite Instagram accounts - the gorgeous Brandi Love from @the.hectic.eclectic
- and she told us she was already following us on IG... we jumped at the chance to present her with her very own Siesta #StyleChallenge
. (And she accepted!)What's the challenge?
It's simple. We sent a ~mystery box~ of Siesta Home goodies to Brandi and gave her full reign to style up a storm in her home!
What's in the box?
For all the curious cats, here's everything we sent in Brandi's mystery box:
The living room
is a space where you can truly inject your personality into every piece of furniture, homewares and decor you choose, and share it with your guests (and in the case of Instagram - the world). Brandi's "boho-eclectic-maximalist" living room style made for the perfect "far-from-blank slate" for Siesta Home to punch up the living area with our specially curated finds.
Here's a before picture of her beautiful, bold lounge area. Textures, colours and bold prints? Yep, that's right up our alley.
Here's an after picture of Brandi's lounge room with the addition of Siesta Home.
It’s amazing what a few small changes can make to a space. The next time you get bored with your living room, throw in a new cushion, re-arrange your coffee table and don't forget the transformative power of a fresh art piece!
We love the way Brandi re-styled her space - it's giving us romantic, whimsical vibes and we're *all* for it.
Q&A with Brandi Love of The Hectic Eclectic
SH: How would you describe your home style?
BL: I would describe my style as eclectic colourful and collected. I love mixing things up! Vintage with modern, old with new, and most of all, I love mixing patterns.
SH: How did you design your living room in this style challenge?
BL: I honestly didn't have to put much thought into it because Siesta Home had picked the perfect colours to compliment my space! It was a match made in heaven! The artwork is one of my favourite pieces in this room as it adds that little bit of elegance to a colourful space and pairs well with the Flora Blue Cushion.
SH: How do you feel about the Siesta Home products?
BL: I love the quality of each product I was able to style in this style challenge! Everything was so soft to touch! The colours were beautiful and vibrant and a couple of the items were products I wouldn't have normally chosen for myself, but once I had styled them, I absolutely loved them and the way they were able to change the space and add more elegance.
SH: What are three styling tips you could share with us?
BL: I always add a block colour if I'm mixing patterns so your eye will have somewhere to rest.
I try and follow the Group of 3 rule and will group products in lots of 3 with individual shapes and heights. This Siesta home products made this easy for me as the cushions were different shapes, sizes and colours. I've grouped the planter with practical use items like agate coasters and a delicious scented candle.
Don't be be afraid to add layers. Layer your rugs, artwork, bedding or even curtains to add character. This can also be a fun way to experiment with patterns & colours.