12 Things You SHOULD Be Doing When You Decorate Your Home

Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson.
Hilary Robertson is one of the lucky few who found her calling at a young age, and for this Kent, England native, it was the visual allure of spaces. Growing up in a mid-century home filled with Scandinavian designs of the time, she developed her trademark penchant for monochromatic, muted palettes and mixing the old and new. Today, Robertson is a sought-after interiors stylist and antiques buyer, her artistic eye landing her a slew of high-level creative positions, from set styling for photo shoots to buying and art directing for home brands.
After 25 years in the biz, you could say she practically wrote the book on interior decor — well, three books with a new one in the works, to be exact. And, if you devour decor blogs and Insta feeds like we do, chances are you've come across the famous images eye candy inside these coffee-table covers before (and instantly felt your jaw drop).
So, how exactly does Robertson create an eclectic yet elegant aesthetic that makes us want to immediately move into every room she touches? We met up with the decor pro in her gorgeous Brooklyn home to get her expertise on designing a space, curating a wardrobe inspired by your home, and mastering her distinct style (hint: she meshes her T.J.Maxx fashion and home goods with flea-market finds). And, because the holidays are upon us, we also snagged her seasonal decorating and entertaining tricks for a festive abode that's anything but cheesy. Click on for all the must-know tips from one of the industry greats, and get a peek inside her stylishly packed life.

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