Style Stalking: Amber Lewis Design
And so a new year brings a new you. It’s that time of the year again to de-clutter your home, throw out the old (or unused) and inject some new zest into your interiors. And what better year for it than the Year of the Monkey! Known as the curious, mischevious and fun loving sign of the Chinese zodiac, the year of the monkey promises to be a colourful and playful year.
Where do you start? And will this cost an arm and a leg, I hear you say? — It doesn’t have to. Some of the best ‘tweaks’ to a home don’t involve a whole overhaul. Home makeovers where your entire living room is given a facelift and all scatter cushions must match are a thing of the past. Your home décor need not be so rigid – after all, this is a year for fun! It’s all about marrying well-loved treasures and thrift-shop finds with modern accents, or vice versa. It’s bright, clean interiors meets eclectic cool meets Berber souk.
So how do you marry the old with the new? Take some inspiration from interior design maven, Amber Lewis — queen of Californian boho-chic style.
Amber is known for her trademark California style that is a sophisticated mix of bohemian bright-bold patterns and a touch of vintage, all perfectly balanced out with a nod to mod. Her style speaks laid back, bohemian luxury. Amber’s design philosophy is that “chic, should be comfortable, inviting and cool.”
“KEEP YOUR BASICS A CALM AND NEUTRAL PALETTE. THAT WAY YOU CAN ADD THE INTERESTING TEXTILES ON TOP WITHOUT IT FEELING OVERWHELMING OR BURSTING WITH TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING”
Mix touches of vintage with Hong Kong’s modern attitude to create a well-balanced home, while never losing touch of your individual style and personality. And let your travels inspire you — make this a year to be consumed by wanderlust!