Well Lived-In Styling

Caline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI love coming across a home in a magazine and thinking – yup, someone actually lives there “as is”. So many features today are excessively fancied-up by stylists, and while they may be beautiful to look at, they’re also completely impractical for most people to maintain. In turn, presenting unrealistic standards in the industry – similar to 90 lb. models walking the runway in sportswear.

I think this lovely Cape Town home belonging to interior designer Caline Williams-Wynn and her family, is a great example of placement and styling executed for the way people actually live. Well edited, graceful, lived-in and breezy are a few thoughts that come to mind – some of my favorite adjectives in decorating!

Caline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Entry-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCaline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Staircase-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCaline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Dining-Room-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCaline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Kitchen-Antiqued-Cabinets-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCaline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Porch-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCaline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Porch-Dining-Room-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCaline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Africa-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJWhen it comes to accessories, styling and placement, I think execution should include items that serve some type of purpose. Whether it’s the set of colored glass bottles you’ve collected throughout your travels, books piled high on your coffee table that inspire you or a few stems of flowers on your bedside table that put a smile on your face when you wake up.

Do you have any pet peeves when it comes to styling in magazines?

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2 thoughts on “Well Lived-In Styling

  1. i don’t really read “decorating” magazines and my home is decorated with all my special memorabilia, pictures and special things!!

    i have a huge collection of shells and sea glass. also probably more then 50 scrapbooks, all displayed on my coffee tables!!

  2. i agree! this house is so lovely. i love the way the pillows are casually placed on the sofa, and i love that there is “stuff” lying around. it’s tidy, but lived-in. and the quality of the photographs really help to continue that feeling. really beautiful.

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