“Trying to find the beautiful in the everyday.”
Luke Arthur Wells, a blogger with a passion for photography and styling, has offered to share his insights into what makes the everyday beautiful. We were thrilled to be given the opportunity to interview the designer who makes interior placement into picturesque works of art.
His background education in styling has allowed him to develop his understanding of design from people to their homes. With a strong work ethic and an impressive network of creative contacts, Luke Arthur Wells aims to make your dream of the perfect home into a reality.
Examples of Luke’s most inspiring work can be found on his blog but, in the meantime, lets take a look at what design secrets we were able to pull out of him…
Describe your signature style in five words
Understated in the right places
What is your top interior design tip?
Even if you can’t make your dream home a reality in one fell swoop, I always advocate planning whole rooms (and even the whole house) at the beginning of a project. This means it can evolve as you go forward, but it forces you to really consider your big purchases and stop you impulse buying your way into a mismatched home. Eclectic only really works by fluke or by having a pretty strong, consistent aesthetic in your mind and working towards it over time.
What do you think is the next big interiors trend and why?
I’m always looking out for the next big thing in flooring that’ll bring a luxurious, designer aesthetic to the mainstream. The obsession with real wood floors comes at the ransom of a huge price tag to have installed or seeking out only period properties. Only the bravest of clients are saying yes to poured resin or concrete for interiors floors at the moment, but continued experimentation with different, cheaper and environmentally-conscious materials as well as finishes is paving the way for something new to become a huge trend.
A perfect Sunday is….
My home is also my photography studio and being able to shoot in natural light is a joy, so the weather has a definite part to play in my perfect Sunday. Sunshine and a little bit of cloud cover too, please! Manchester, where I live, is in the midst of a creative boom, so there are more and more exhibitions, showcases and markets with something to offer an interiors enthusiast – so I save my Sundays for exploring those after a busy week working.
Do you have a mantra you live by?
I love a good motivational quote! One that has stuck with me is “you’ll be thankful tomorrow that you started today” – I always find that’s a great motivator to tackle the less fun tasks that go along with any job.
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