5 Decorating Hacks We Learned From Brooke Testoni's Instagram Account

Nicole Singh
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Creative director and stylist, Brooke Testoni, has well and truly established herself not only as an accomplished sartorial aficionado but also as an interior decorating expert, as proven by her immaculately curated Mosman home. Within the classic white walls (which are 112 years old), sit an array of carefully chosen items we here at MyDomaine Australia can't stop lusting over. Thankfully for us, Testoni regularly features her home décor in many of her Insta-snaps, and as such, provides us with a never-ending stream of interior inspo. Keen to discover how you can replicate her elevated abode?

See below to find the five decorating hacks we've learned.

Hack #1: Choose Warm-Toned Accents

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One quick scroll is all it takes to discover the genius way Testoni adds a refined sense of cosiness to every corner of her space. From gilded artworks and lush cream rugs, to tan leather furniture, many of the influencer's accent pieces are warm-toned, which works to create an intimate and comfortable atmosphere that also feels incredibly luxe. By creating a similar palette, you'll be able to create a comparable effect in your home.

Hack #2: Combine luxe and raw textures

We've mentioned the velvet trend before, but here, Testoni gives us a glimpse at how the palatial texture of the fabric can lend sophistication to simpler textiles. Combining luxe with raw creates a modern feel, and by heroing a single statement piece you're able to keep your future styling choices open. 

Hack #3: use mirrors to create dimension

If there's one constant in the Testoni household, it's the clever use of an assortment of mirrors. By mixing regal and minimal frames, you'll both maximise the space (more mirrors = the illusion of more room), and create an interesting juxtaposition of styles. 

Hack #4: when in doubt, layer

Another technique peppered throughout many rooms is the use of restrained layering. Testoni combines textures and shapes like a pro, transforming even simple storage units into highly curated areas of interest. This technique is easy to replicate—look for candle sticks, vintage-inspired ceramics and books and magazines you love to get the look. 

Hack #5: every corner has potential

One thing that Testoni doesn't waste, ever, is space. The influencer clearly understands that within every corner lies a golden opportunity to add interest. From a simple floral accent, to a stack of fashion-inspired tomes topped with treasured fragrance bottles, everything is considered. 

Keep scrolling to shop pieces inspired by Testoni's gorgeous home. 

West Elm Souk Wool Rug ( $1299 ) ($974)

A luxe addition underfoot for these cooler nights. 

MCM House Joe Deep Sofa with Arms ($3350)

A soft linen finish gives an elegant touch to any home. 

Ikea Nissedal Mirror ($79)

A minimal mirror is the definition of a timeless piece. 

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