Lagom inspiration

Darren Palmer has a broad portfolio, having studied fine art & graphic design, originally working in advertising and owning his own graphic design company. After succumbing to his true passion, Darren now operates his own interior design studio and has been a judge on numerous seasons of The Block.

If we hit peak Hygge in 2017, then Lagom is the approach du jour of 2018. Lagom occupies the sweet spot between minimalism and over-decoration and is just right for everyday homes.

The approach of styling with Lagom means thinking about layering in details. This may be grouping together beloved paintings, photos or other artworks in a gallery hang, or perhaps even stacking your shelving with books and décor items that you feel reflect your personality.

Lagom styling allows for self-expression and self-editing. It gives you freedom to create your home in any way you see fit, but also encourages the inclusion of just the right pieces, in the right amount. No more, no less.

A Lagom styled bed has layers of texture, colour, pattern and shape without going too far overboard, but not being pared back either. A Lagom home is one that has inclusions and decoration that are carefully considered. All items in the home should reflect you and your family, whether it’s to remind you of a favourite place or time in your life or simply to put a smile on your face. They should all represent something meaningful whilst never feeling cluttered or overdone.

Taking a Lagom approach to your home is about being considered and conscious about how you live within it. Not just in terms of the things you put around you, but the way you interact with your home from the point of view of consumption, waste, reuse and sustainability. After all, if you’re using just the right amount you won’t waste a thing.

A great Lagom look could be the HYBRID AQUA TUF LONGBOARDS in colour FRONTIER, for a unified look throughout your entire home. Or if you prefer engineered timber boards try Palazzo Timber in Vintage Oak Matt

Lagom styling

Get the Carpet Court Look

1. Hybrid Aqua-Tuf Longboards in Frontier

2. Palazzo Timber in Vintage Oak Matt

3. Lagom styling by Sofie Brünner