One sideboard, three looks

One sideboard, three looks

Posted 30th Nov -0001



 The new ‘Exclusively Danetti with Julia Kendell’ range is a versatile collection that can be styled many different ways. Here Danetti show you how Julia has created three very different looks using the same sideboard. See how these looks can be achieved easily and let your imagination do the styling!



Look one: Naturally organic

Julia wanted this look to be feminine and tactile, so opted for calming colours and natural textures. Accessorised with selected pieces in soft pastels, twigs, interesting sculptural shaped flowers and a delicate framed butterfly print, all these things combined will help achieve a slightly botanical feel with elegant style.

How to get this look at home:

1. Use a few bold shapes in pale colours.

2. Look for dried flowers, (hydrangeas and cow parsley work well).

3. Twigs with impact will add substance to the look, - have a scout in the woods!

4. Layering up a few different clear glass pieces are ideal for adding interest.

5. A simple print in soft colours help create a focal point.

“This combination of organic elements and simple, elegant pieces creates a soft, welcoming look that sits well in most contemporary environments. Keep the look ‘clean’ and defined allowing the twigs and flowers to add the unconstrained movement in the display.” Julia Kendell


Look two: Gorgeous global

The eclectic traveller look is a favourite of Julia. Having been lucky enough to be well travelled, Julia’s work as an Interior Designer has meant she’s picked up some wonderful pieces along the way. A classic monochrome palette works well for this look and it’s easy to create with a selection of much loved treasured curiosities and possessions. Here are a few simple tricks.

How to get this look at home:

1. Decide on the look you are going for, Julia went for ‘tribal global traveller’.

2. Cloches or glass bowls are a great way to showcase something simple and unusual.

3. Julia’s wooden statue from Kathmandu was her choice for this ensemble - using one striking piece will give your collection a focal point.

4. The contemporary chevron stripe style vase helps set the scene, and with added touches of monochrome throughout the selection, it will help tie the scheme together.

5. Use a plant like this leafy fern to breathe life into the look.

6. Authentic artefacts aren’t essential, use something that means something to you, a piece that you love.

“Its lovely to have a place to assemble your treasured memories of trips and adventures, family heirlooms and quirky finds. Collecting these together in one place has more impact than dotting around the house and has a wonderful sense of energy and history” Julia Kendell


Look Three: Playful retro

Julia managed to bring something new to the retro look with some lovely styling ideas. There is a fine line between stylish and kitsch with this kind of look, remember you want it to be more Conran and less Austin Powers, so get the balance between retro and contemporary right. It feels playful, fresh and bright and would be at home in any family living space.

How to get this look at home:

1. Choose a few nostalgic accessories in bright colours to kick start the look. Apply them to the sideboard to give enough of a nod to the retro style, without looking to themed.

2. Some sharp, contemporary products that will give it a more updated feel. The juxtaposition between the new and the old will give a really designer styling look.

3. Julia used string, mini clothes pegs and a selection of Penguin Classic book cover postcards to create wall art. Children’s drawings of fun photographs would look great as well, also introducing something individual and cool with help achieve this style.

4. A globe style pendant light hanging over the sideboard is a great idea and can be themed to match the scheme - this globe style light is typical of the 60’s era.

“Retro is all about having fun, adding pops of colour and creating a space where people want to stop and look and leave with a smile. Have confidence in your choices, not mixing too many styles or colours, and leave plenty of space around groups of items to avoid the car-boot look!” Julia Kendell

The product that we used in this shoot was the The Exclusively Danetti with Julia Kendell Glide Sideboard in White gloss, Grey gloss Oak, £659,

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