We recently welcomed Melbourne interior designer & stylist Melissa Lunardon to our showroom & art gallery. Having worked with Melissa before on a number of projects, and then admiring her work on Instagram – we jumped at the chance for Melissa to give our showroom a mini makeover and share some of her tips for styling a coffee table!
Melissa Lunardon has worked as a Display Home Interior Designer and has recently launched her own styling business! With over 9 years’ of experience under her belt in residential Interior Design, Melissa has embraced her personal vision and has used her skill set to engage the design world – working with private clients with renovations and furniture styling to fulfil their interior dreams, transforming their house into a home.
“I loved that I was invited to style the United Interiors Showroom. I love their range of art, decor and rugs, and have recently specified their products for my projects. It’s great to be back in the showroom again and preview their latest collections.”
After browsing the new collections in the showroom and picking out her stand-out pieces, we had a bit of fun re-styling our showroom entry space and giving it a “stylist’s touch”.
UI: What inspired this look for our showroom entry display?
Melissa: The new range of furniture and art is very on trend- lots of neutral tones with pops of soft muted colours. When I was browsing the showroom to get an idea of what I could use for the entry area, I was drawn to the “My Destiny” canvas print and used that as a starting point for the styling. This piece caught my eye for the intensity of the colour and beautiful light oak floating frame.
UI: After you chose the artwork, what was your approach to styling this space?
Melissa: I referenced the blush tones in the art by using soft pink homewares such as the fur cushion, ottoman and vase. This ties the art into the space and the mid grey sofa keeps the colour grounded. Adding a metal element to the space adds texture, so the floor lamp, table lamp and planter on the coffee table tie in with the space. The textural rug gives the area its own “zone” and groups the furniture together.
Melissa Lunardon’s tips for styling a coffee table
Melissa: It’s quite simple to make a coffee table look great, you just need to start with the basics that you may have lying around the house. The important key is to play with the height, as it adds visual interest.
1. Start with a thick coffee table book or a stack of magazines as your base. It’s a great way to add height and colour to the table.
2. Add a tray next to the book. This sections the area of the table and creates interest.
3. Add a natural element to carry through some texture. It could be a nice green plant in a short vase, a clay vessel or a timber branch. Place this on top of the book or in the tray.
4. A scented candle always smell divine and add that special glow at night. For something unexpected, pop a small bowl of fruit in a bowl to introduce an organic touch.
5. Lastly, tie everything in with a theme. We have gone for a fresh, summery vibe with the use of different types of greenery, a coffee table book and bright white trays.
We love our gorgeous new showroom entry display and hope you can take away some of Melissa’s coffee table styling tips and try them at home! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram to share your style! #unitedinteriors
Special thanks to Melissa Lunardon for styling these images. All items featured are exclusively available from our Melbourne Showroom. Contact us to make an enquiry!
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