Summer Styling with Glen Proebstel

Interior Stylist Extraordinaire Glen Proebstel reveals his favourite shots from our Summer Home Collection 2012 and shares his inspirational ideas for styling your home with this season’s hottest looks.

What’s your favourite shot from our current Summer Home catalogue?

The ‘Hastings’ (pictured above). I love this sofa as it is so versatile. The colours are very calm yet sophisticated. It can move from a modern Australian Country setting to this French-inspired look.

What type of planning goes into a shot like this?

Once I receive a brief, I start sketching out my ideas and planning colour palettes. When I establish the set and colour choices, then we begin to start construction of the set and paint it up for the shoot. This may be for only one day!

Where do you find your inspiration?

Inspiration is everywhere – especially now there is Pinterest*! Still, I make sure I stay on top of current trends and directions through foreign magazines and blogs.

We love reading your styling tips (hint, hint)…what are  your ideas for decorating with this season’s key looks?

Spring is the perfect time to update your bedroom. The new bed linen collection by stylist Shannon Fricke (pictured above) is the perfect option for a refreshing new look. You can mix and match products to suit your own style.

Take the indoors out with the fabulous new ‘Verona’ 2-Seater Sofa (above). With new developments in textiles and manufacturing, these items are constructed to suit indoors, or out!

For an affordable update in the living room this summer, opt for marine life. The Blue Coral cushion (pictured above) can work both on the sofa and in the bedroom.

Any other words of decorating wisdom?

Don’t get bogged down with styling and design dilemmas. Make decorating your home fun and colourful and don’t be afraid to take small risks every now and then. Developing your own personal style takes time. Be patient, we all make mistakes!

From left: ‘Pop’ Carver Chair, ‘Montego’ 6-Drawer Dresser, ‘Sahara’ Brass Desk Lamp

*For more fabulous Pinterest inspiration, visit our official page.

by Jill Campbell