Though the classic shelfie still holds undeniable clout on our social media feeds, recently there’s been a definite shift in the way we’re showcasing our interiors online. It’s as if our focus has zoomed outwards a little: stylishly arranged and usually featuring some variant of house plant, well put-together corners keep grabbing our attention. But are they as effortless as they appear on our Instagram feeds?
With this in mind, each week we’ll be asking one influencer to talk us through the most curated spot in their house. For our latest Story of a Corner, fashion stylist and writer Monikh Dale has showed us how she put together her favourite corner of her living room…
I kept the walls white in the living room as it’s then easier for me to change the vibe quickly with different furniture, vases and flowers. Some prints are leaning against the wall, some are actually up. My favourite is this piece by Thierry Porter; I just love the colour! People normally say how chic this space is; it’s a corner that reflects the current style of my wardrobe at the moment, in a way.
I’m leaning towards a more warm and neutral palette at the moment, collecting pieces for my future (bigger) home. I really love the rattan room divider from French Connection and the linen chairs from Soho Home. The mirror coffee table is years old from Next – but it’s something people comment on the most.
The personal touches
Flowers and magazines, I think, are actually key to giving your place personality. A minimal home is the dream, but it still needs to have accents of you to make it homely. Also I think my niche is making small space and corners busy - I love the intimate feeling it gives you.
Follow Monikh on Instagram _@monikh_