At home with Lana Wilkinson.

We’re At Home with Lana Wilkinson, fashion + celebrity stylist. 

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We sit down with Lana to find out more about where she gets her design inspiration from and what she is working on at the moment.

“I love natural light so I prefer sheers because you can easily bring warmth into your personal space. ”

— Lana Wilkinson

Three words that best describe you?

Fast-paced, exuberant and warm.

 

What’s your ideal day?

Any day that I can spend time with my family is a great day. Sometimes my work takes me away for longer periods of time so I’m always so grateful for the time I get with my girls Ava and Elle and my very supportive husband, Liam.

 

What’s your favourite colour?

Pink

What is your most cherished possession?

My husband gave me a beautiful Pantellic Jewels Pear shaped diamond ring for my birthday that I will treasure forever.

 

What’s on your interiors wish list right now?

I’m loving anything bright and warm at the moment – really just any piece that can bring more personality into my home.

 

What’s your interior style?

I would say somewhere in between… I like my home to have some personality, but I don’t love colour clashing and loud prints as they don’t feel homely to me.

Do you live in a house or apartment?

A double storey house.

 

What’s your favourite room and why?

I love my kitchen/living room as it’s so airy and open and we can all do our own thing while hanging out together.

 

What are the 3 most important things that make your home feel like a home?

I love soft textural pieces that make the room feel warm, comfortable furniture and lots of natural light.

 

 

What was your biggest splurge when designing your home?

  1. I bought a Dina Broadhurst piece for my living room that I’m absolutely obsessed with.

 

What lesson(s) did you learn when you designed your home?

  1. Take it one room at a time! It’s so easy to get overwhelmed but if you tackle one thing at a time it’s a much more pain-free process. Also, hire a professional!

 

When it comes to designing a home, what does your design process look like?

  1. I was so lucky to have the help of an interior designer who could bring my vision together. We sat down together and created a mood board and then worked together to bring the spaces to life. I believe in letting an expert be an expert.

What are your top 3 design/style tips for building or renovating a house?

Stay true to your design aesthetic, don’t just go with what’s on trend. Make sure the design is functional for you and whoever else lives in the house. Also, remember to research everything and be firm on your budget before you begin any work.

 

You’re given a limited renovation budget; how would you spend it wisely to transform a home?

Pick the things that you’re most passionate about and spend the money there instead of trying to do it all.

  1. What’s the biggest interior design mistake you’ve ever made?
  2. I think you can always look back and regret some design choices from the past, but I like to remember how subjective design choices are and how quickly we can change our preferences. As long as you loved it at the time, nothing is a mistake.

 

What qualities do you look for when choosing materials, furniture and accessories in your designs?

  1. Anything well-made (e.g solid wood and premium fabrics) is going to be a good investment.

 

Are you a curtains, blinds or shutters person?

  1. I love my sheer grey linen curtains in the living room from dollar curtains and blinds.

 

“They brought warmth and luxury to the spaces. My girls absolutely love the sheers in their bedrooms.”

— Lana Wilkinson

What products did you choose from dc+b?

White and Grey linen sheer curtains – I love them and always get compliments. They are throughout my home.

 

How did our products transform your home?

They brought warmth and luxury to the spaces. My girls absolutely love the sheers in their bedrooms.

 

Some people find it difficult to decide what to do with their windows. Any tips?

I love natural light so I prefer sheers because you can easily bring warmth into your personal space. My tips is to ensure whatever your view is from your window, that what you are looking out too is aesthetically pleasing.

How do you find inspiration? (dc+b magazine, website, socials, in-store).

  1. I am constantly sourcing inspiration but I love the dc+b magazine and e-newsletters, Pinterest boards and instagram.

 

What design project(s) are you working on at the moment?

  1. Since renovating downstairs, I’m working on redesigning my upstairs. However, now that we’re out of lockdown I don’t have as much time to devote to the process so it’s taking me a bit more time.

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