When I first met interior designer Montana Labelle it was one of those instant girl crushes where you not only think she’s totally adorable but that she-like-totally-gets-you. *hair flip*
We were finishing each others sentences, laughing and instantly shared the same vision for my new office space.
I love Montana’s style and eye so much I thought I would ask her if she could share some of her top tips and tricks of the trade with the hopes that it might help some of you out there who are interested in freshening up your place or even creating an entire new one.
Montana not only trained at Parsons in New York but she also apprenticed at top design firm, Gluckstein Design. Her work has been published in numerous publications including The Globe and Mail, Fashion and Style At Home Magazine.
Here are some tricks and tips from Montana Labelle:
1. Be Resourceful
I am constantly on the hunt for exciting furniture and accessory finds. I have a serious love for vintage mid century modern pieces, and anything art deco. I perpetually scour Instagram stores such as @Vintagefineobjects, or @Charishco- both online treasure chests for vintage finds at incredible prices. When I am not perusing these stores on my phone, I am window shopping from my car, or visiting local vintage furniture stores and markets.
2. Books, Books and more Books
I am seriously in love with black and white hardcover books. Stacked, piled, in bookcases, on coffee tables, armoires, you name it… black and white books are my favourite accessory that can transform a space on a dime.
There is something about trinket boxes that I absolutely love. I probably have about 30 of them in my own home, ranging from key storage on my front table, to business card storage in my office to jewelry storage on my bedside table. They are an incredible way to keep your home looking less cluttered.
4. Personalize it.