The more colour, the better says stylist Louise Hilsz.
Freelance stylist Louise Hilsz could never be accused of being bland. Working with a variety of colours and patterns calls for a skilful approach but Louise is always up for the challenge when working as style director for the BeautyEQ website: “I love painting up props with Resene colour for our photo shoots – colour makes me happy.” Louise also works as a wardrobe stylist and runs the pet portrait business Creatures & Co.
Is there common ground between clothing and interiors?
Very much so. I think often your interior space is a reflection of how you wear fashion. I am committed to colour, print and texture in my fashion and it has flowed into my interior style. I think the colour palette people wear is what they are drawn to in interiors.
What advice would you give on creating personal style?
Do not follow a trend. Subconsciously you will be inspired by something – it could be a movie, a TV show, an image you see on social media and suddenly you’re feeling a vibe. Run with it! Don’t be put off if no one else is inspired by the same thing as that’s what makes it great. Also, do not be afraid of colour. A little bit of colour in your life can make you happy. If painting your walls a fun colour is too brave, incorporate colour in a less drastic way like cushions or paint a pot for an indoor plant.
Do you have a particular style when it comes to interiors?
Most definitely. I love colour and clashing prints and texture. For my own home I am inspired by Memphis design with the addition of quirky art and ornaments and loads of faux flowers.
NZ House & Garden. December 2021
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