How to decorate your home like an artist

The art-led trends and statement pieces that will help you craft a more inspired space.

Bedding by DAVID JONES COLLECTION and cushions by MULBERI. On side table: DINOSAUR DESIGNS Bow Vase, DAVID JONES COLLECTION Photo Frame. Department store exclusive.

Discover the art-inspired pieces you need to know in order to create more expressive surroundings, featuring the latest must-have pieces from David Jones’ stable of brands – many of which you won’t find at any other department store. Because much like a great piece of art on your wall, the homewares you use every day have the power to inspire and make any space your always happy place. Here’s how the artistic principles of colour, shape and texture can help transform your home.

Colour therapy

This season tableware goes primary-hued, the bedroom is awash with colour, plus it’s time to rethink kitchen staples in every shade of the rainbow. Whether you choose a tonal palette or contrasting brights, the memo is to go bold.

Artwork by Stephen Ormandy from Olsen Gallery; Resin pieces by DINOSAUR DESIGNS. Department store exclusive.

Candles, candleholders and glassware by MAISON BALZAC; bowls by BISONHOME. Department store exclusive.

Whether a minimalist statement or filled with seasonal delights, bright, sculptural pieces bring joy to the countertop. Dinosaur Designs and Maison Balzac do them best.

DELONGHI Metallics appliances; bowls by BISONHOME; salt and pepper grinders by MENU; HACHETTE ‘Signature Dishes That Matter’; HACHETTE ‘The Silver Spoon Classic’. Department store exclusive.
Artwork by Stephen Ormandy from Olsen Gallery; Bedding by LACOSTE; DINOSAUR DESIGNS Pearl Milk Jug; DINOSAUR DESIGNS Earth Bowl; MAISON BALZAC Carafe. Department store exclusive.

For the most complementary hue in the kitchen, opt for fresh bluish-grey appliances. Then, bring the serenity of nature into your sanctuary with soothing shade of green.

DINOSAUR DESIGNS

Wildflower Large Seed Bowl in Melon Swirl

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LE CREUSET

Signature Shallow Casserole

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MAISON BALZAC

Volute Candleholder in Green

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BISONHOME

Cucina Serve Bowl in Teal

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The shape of things

Never underestimate the power of bold lines and curves in bringing beauty and balance to a space. This season, everyday items become elevated with statement shapes and interesting takes on balance. From smart speakers to the sleekest kitchen essentials, these playful shapes reign supreme.

Artwork (on left) by Evi O from Saint Cloche. Speakers by DEVIALET, BOWERS & WILKINS and BANG & OLUFSEN; Decor by MAISON BALZAC, DINOSAUR DESIGNS and KOSTA BODA. Department Store Exclusive. Books include THAMES AND HUDSON ‘A Century of Colour in Design’, RANDOM HOUSE ‘The Originals’, THAMES AND HUDSON ‘Hare + Klein: Interior’.

Background music may be essential to any good dinner party, but these premium speakers are simply too chic to be hidden from view. Those from Devialet, Bowers & Wilkins and Bang & Olufsen are some of the smartest around.

From left: DINOSAUR DESIGNS Earth Bowl; KITCHENAID Stand Mixer; KITCHENAID Bowl; DUALIT Toaster; DUALIT Kettle; MURDOCH BOOKS ‘Australian Food’; SIMON & SCHUSTER ‘Islas’.

From left: ALESSI Plissè Toaster; ALESSI Round Basket Texture Bowl; ALESSI Plissè Kettle. Department Store Exclusive.

Copper appliances, in rounded shapes for extra shine, are making a major comeback this season – while the Plissè Toaster by Alessi is the newest addition to the Plissè family of structural and elegant designs for the kitchen.

ALESSI

Plisse Electric Kettle

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KITCHENAID

Radiant Bowl

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BANG & OLUFSEN

Beosound 1 Wireless Speaker with Google Assistant

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NORMANN COPENHAGEN

Geo Vacuum Jug

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Texture play

This season, create a heightened sense of interest in your space by layering up pieces in unexpected finishes. Combine tactile fabrics with pieces that play with lines and layers, then top with textural pieces from Villeroy & Boch, Dinosaur Designs, Marrimekko and Ecology, to elevate even the most quotidian of moments.

Textured quilt cover and pillows by COTTON HOUSE. White bedding by DAVID JONES COLLECTION. Throw and tan cushion by MULBERI. Department Store Exclusive.
White, slate and wooden plates by VILLEROY & BOCH; marbled platter and salad servers by DINOSAUR DESIGNS. Department Store Exclusive.

A matte black appliance remains the gold standard of kitchen counter polish (without the need to actually polish), while even devout minimalists can delight in textural black and white tableware.

BREVILLE

The Toast Select Luxe

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YVES DELORME

Cachemire European Pillowcase

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VILLEROY & BOCH

Manufacture Rock Flat Plate

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ECOLOGY

Speckle Bowl

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