Beauty in the details

Photography: James Geer

Sydney-based stylist Jason Grant believes that any space can be beautiful, regardless of its imperfections. The interiors in his new book, A Place Called Home, are a case in point - a fresh and sunny mix of modern casual with a hint of nostalgia.

Always be on the lookout
"I'm inspired by all kinds of interiors. Take a look around your favourite café next time you're waiting for a coffee. I love bentwood chairs, rustic timber tables, vintage cutlery, enamelware, mix-and-match dinnerware and colourful appliances." says Jason Grant.

Be your own stylist
"Fill your shelves with precious things that have a story," says Grant. "Clever storage doesn't just mean hiding your possessions; it's about editing what's on show and only putting away what doesn't work in the display. Brightly painted reclaimed timber crates make great storage and kitchens always cry out for colour."

Renounce perfection
"I don't believe we need to create 'perfect' homes. Instead, they should be full of things that mean something to you," says Grant. "The most inspiring places I've styled have been relaxed, casual and have a good energy. They weren't just filled with designer furniture; they were filled with heart and soul."

A Place Called Home by Jason Grant, with photography by James Geer, is published by Hardie Grant Books ($45, hbk).

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