A Sloane’s home is their kingdom, and since these guys and girls do so much entertaining at home it’s important to project their environment as an extension of themselves. So that’d be stylish, patriotic, cultured… and just a little bit pampered too.
Here are our top tips on how to style your home Sloanie style.
Soft, chalky colors on the walls and painted vintage wooden shelves, drawers and side tables are extremely popular décor options in the Sloanie home. Heritage shades of sage green and soft grey are the colours to reach for – reminiscent of Georgian townhouses with just a whisper of Marie Antoinette grandeur. Let them eat cake, indeed.
And there’s only one place any self-respecting Sloanie will head to buy their pots of paint: Farrow and Ball. With showrooms in Chelsea, Marylebone and Notting Hill, this quintessentially British brand sells gorgeous wallpaper and paint to the world’s elite. Prime Minister David Cameron’s kitchen is allegedly painted in Farrow and Ball’s super popular ‘Elephant’s Breath’ (that’s light grey to you and me…)
Cushions and Covers
This is where a Sloanie can really personalize their home, add interest and update a room with a few choice additions. We love these regal scatter cushions from Oliver Hayden. Cool Britannia!
And for those who like to snuggle, look no further than The White Company for their luxurious cashmere throws, and Cath Kidston for their pretty Fair Isle knit blankets. Drape a couple over the back of your sofas and armchairs for a textured and luxurious look that’s both inviting and stylish.
We told you that Sloanies like a good pampering session, and on a relaxed night in with friends there’s nothing like setting the tone with a few scented candles in the living room. Sloanies are divided roughly half and half on who to buy their candles from: either Parisian perfumery Diptyque or Britain’s own Jo Malone. No Sloanie bathroom should be without a big scented candle, either. Our favourites? Diptyque’s Geranium Rosa, and Jo Malone’s Blackberry and Bay. Just divine.
And what to serve your visiting guests in the living room? A good old cup of tea, of course! Brits have always loved their tea from a fine bone china cup and saucer, and one of the oldest and best known suppliers in London is Royal Albert, established way back when Queen Victoria was on the throne. Real gold leaf embellishments and English country garden rose print mingle with playful polka dots and crowns in their Cheeky Pink collection. Too cute!