This week, Layer talks to creatives Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead – the couple at the forefront of popular interior design blog and brand ‘2 Lovely Gays’.
The pair tell us why we should steer clear of trends for trends-sake and why we shouldn’t compromise when it comes to home styling. Their playful and no-nonsense design approach echoes throughout their website and blog – we’d recommend you check it out for styling tips, inspiring visuals and updates on their latest interior design projects.
Here we find out how 2 Lovely Gays are ‘making living lovely, one room at a time’…
What is your blog in a nutshell?
Our blog is a mix of our own projects, things that inspire us, new designers that we meet, our viewpoint on the interiors world…basically a mix of our minds!
What is your top interior design tip?
Be bold and don’t compromise.
What do you think is the next big interiors trend and why?
We hate the word trend. It’s impossible not to be influenced by them but we are not interested in chasing them or fighting to stay ahead of them. People’s homes should reflect them – they should be expressions of the people who reside in them.
A perfect Sunday is….
A roast with friends then a walk in the woods with our dog Buckley, then a horror film and popcorn. Bliss.
If you could have one piece of furniture from our website, what would it be and why? Where would it be placed?
Jordan: I am in love with this mirror. It would be amazing in our sitting room once its decorated.
Russ: These chairs would work amazingly well in a project we have just taken on so I would chose these – always working!
Photo by Taran Wilkhu
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