Updated: Nov 19, 2019
Written by Daisy Tinker
Tell us all about yourself, who is A South London Style?
Hey loves! It’s so nice to meet you. We are twin sisters Daisy and Liv, and together we run the interiors Instagram account @asouthlondonstyle. Although we both work in fashion, interiors are our real true love, so when we bought our first flats we knew we wanted to set up an account to share the inspo and local brands we discovered along the way.
Our family run an upholstery business so we grew up around tassel trims, fabric rolls and colour swatches. At the weekend we used to beg our dad to take us to B&Q to buy mini paint pot samples, and make tiny cardboard dolls houses with elaborate 90s decor schemes, so it’s safe to say we’re both relishing the chance to be let loose on paints, fabrics and wallpapers with real life sized houses to decorate!
Although we’re twins and almost identical in every way, our interiors tastes are weirdly quite different. Most obviously through colour: we’ve stuck to colour schemes since we were kids – I love pink and warm tones, and Liv loves blue and cold tones. I couldn’t fathom having anything blue in my house, it would seem so wrong!
Liv’s biggest challenge has been adding character to her white new build flat, which I think she’s done such an amazing job of (I’m biased, but still). A visual merchandiser by trade, she’s so good at creating little areas of interest and different zones that are miles away from how empty her open plan flat was when she moved in. She’s the master of shelf styling and has taught me loads of tricks like using the iPhone’s mark-up feature to draw my ideas on top of pictures of my rooms.
My flat is super old, and a lot of stuff had been bodge-jobbed, so my main task has been updating the tired little space. We’ve slowly been changing things since we moved in last summer; getting rid of the dusty grey carpets and lime green walls was a highlight! And having some original features reinstated like alcove shelves and a ceiling rose in the living room
If you could pick any 3 of our wallpapers for your homes which would it be, go!
Hmm, after a lot of thought we've chosen...
Money tree in bamboo - Daisy has her eye on this for her kitchen! It’d look amaaazing with dark green cabinets. It reminds us of the wallpaper Del Boy and Rodney had in their Peckham flat. Totally into that retro vibe. Just needs a loaded bar cart in front of it!
Margate Marble in Emerald Pinky - We’re obsessed with marbled paper at the moment, it’s not only snazzy and interesting but really timeless too. The tobacco version of this is just lush, but it’s the green and pink one that’s really stolen our hearts. This would look amazing on a ceiling, or all over the walls in a loo with pink sanitary-ware.
Chain of Fools in Ginger – It’s so hard to find gorgeous prints these days; everything is so plain, but we love prints and patterns! This is just a wow print, from the graphic design to the rusty brown tones. In our dream living room we’d team this with heavy velvet curtains and fluffy cushions.
What else is going on that we should know about?
We both are passionate about vintage and antique things as well as supporting local businesses, so this December we’ve also set up our first makers market!
A lot of the incredibly talented business owners we’ve met along the way will be there, selling a whole mix of stuff including gifts, clothes and homeware. Plus we’ll have our own stall selling vintage finds. We’re so excited and we hope we’ll see you there. You can download your FREE ticket here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-south-london-makers-christmas-market-tickets-72667712083] (P.S. Poodle and Blonde’s very own Yasmin will be there, selling her beautiful dried flower arrangements!)
Follow our interior journeys over at @asouthlondonstyle Hope to see you over there😊 Drop us a message with your interior accounts and other interiors recommendations! We love discovering new stuff.
ALSO - We have a discount code DAISYLIV for a whole 15% off our fav Poodle and Blonde designs. Offer ends December 2nd, enjoy! x