I've blogged about this styling rock star before but Aussie stylist is the cat's meow in styling at the moment so I must highlight him again. I heard about Mr. Grant a few years ago for the first time and have been a fan since - I really enjoyed his first book, A Place Called Home, and can hardly wait for his next one, , to be published by which will drop this Fall and is a collaboration with photographer . I saw it already cover-to-cover and fell in love. In it, Jason talks about how to live everyday like you are on vacation with inspiration and tips for creating a relaxed boho-vibe at home and he provides much insight on a myriad of decorating ideas for creating your own private resort right in your home. Of course, after the babysitter comes to scoop up the children and whisk them away to the nearby playground (wink).
The above pics are a few that show his carefree beachside apartment in Sydney, as shown in magazine.
I recently got to talk to Jason about what's hot and what's not, I thought you'd be interested in hearing what he has to say...
First, his 5 favorite things: 1: Favorite look: Relaxed, laidback and casual - nothing too over styled // 2: Favorite trend - nature // 3: Favorite object - something on your wish list // 4: Another favorite object - something you see everywhere at the moment - like yellow (still) - I love it // 5: Favorite miscellaneous - I love to decorate with timber combined with a pop of colour. I think this is my signature look.
Why do you like these five - what attracts you? I'm attracted to colour and nature, happy colours and interiors that reflect the owners personality.
What trends are you tired of? Replica furniture
What do you predict will be hot next? Anything Hawaiian-themed -- but no more pineapples!!!
If you're not familiar with Australian interiors and styling, then here are few spreads from magazines that he has worked for showing his styling work so you can catch a glimpse...
Jason is such an inspiration and I hope that you get to check out his work, buy his books and tap into this great talented guy.
Are you a Jason Grant fan? If so, why?
(images: inside out magazine, rizzoli books)