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minimal-luxe

Meet the designer behind this sophisticated, elegant and refined interior style

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Samantha Gibson

by Samantha Gibson

Trend and Styling Expert

Published: 20/10/2017

Updated: 07/12/2020

Daniela Tasca York’s distinctive style is quickly earning her fans in the interiors world and we were delighted to be among the first to collaborate with Daniela following her emphatic win on The Great Interior Design Challenge.

Here we catch up with Daniela to talk about her inspirational Minimal Luxe roomset, her own design heroes and her styling tips for mere mortals like us.

Daniela Tasca York

"For me the finished room encompasses everything I love about minimalism. It feels refreshing and restful and elevates my mood. The mix of materials such as the marble, porcelain, and tone on tone fabrics give the room a layered but modern feel."

Daniela, where did you go for inspiration for your Minimal Luxe design?
I wanted to draw on my love of Ibiza and the glamour of the 1970s. It’s a kind of laid back luxury, not too formal but ultra-cool and modern. This room definitely has a touch of that! I think the most successful designs look to the future but reference the past.

Can you describe what Minimal Luxe means to you?
It’s a look that’s modern, luxurious and classic. It’s a popular look as it’s so versatile. By creating a simple base for your scheme you add longevity and can change things up with new accessories or art as trends move on. Neutral shades never go out of fashion.

 

Green sofa with cushions in blue and beige fabric to match living room curtains

What do you love about your finished roomset?
For me the finished room encompasses everything I love about minimalism. It feels refreshing and restful and elevates my mood. The mix of materials such as the marble, porcelain, and tone on tone fabrics give the room a layered but modern feel.

Why did you choose curtains for your scheme?
I am a curtains girl, through and through. I rarely use blinds in my own home just because I love the drama the curtains bring. My top tip is to hang your curtains from tracks on the ceiling if possible and let them fall right to the floor. Conceal the track afterwards with a slick wood pelmet painted in the same colour as the ceiling or curtains. It will instantly double the height of the ceiling visually and add elegance and drama.

And what attracted you to these particular fabrics?
I chose three different fabrics in the same tone of ivory for the curtains. I love how the textures, sheens and weights worked together. For the cushions, this shade of blue is easily one of my most favourite ever so an obvious choice, and then I love the metallic in the ivory brocade - every scheme need a bit of glitz in it!

Tell us a bit more about your interior design journey?
I started off 15 years ago in fashion design but quickly realised it wasn’t what I really wanted to do. Interiors had always been the constant obsession for me so I applied to the Great Interior Design Challenge and to my surprise and joy, won the competition. This has propelled me at lightning speed into the world of interiors and I’m loving every second.

 

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