For a brief moment as a teenager, my long dark hair was my “signature” look. So, naturally, I decided to shave off the sides into a Mohawk. No gradual transition to short hair. Just bzzzzzzzzzz and done.
My friends and family were shocked. My attitude? “It’s just hair. It will grow back.” And it did. And every so often I would completely change it again. I wasn’t impulsive. I wasn’t rebellious. I just knew intuitively that style is fluid.
To me, a “signature style” limits you to one predictable look. I tend to reject de rigeur. I prefer to think of your attitude as constant, while your style is transformative. Certainly your style can have definitive elements, but I love to keep things fresh and fun by adding a few surprises.
I approach interior design like I approach fashion. To me, your home is where you inhabit your style. Your home should reflect your individual brand of je ne sais quoi.
When you put on your favourite outfit – the one with your favourite key elements paired with the accessories that give you a tickle of pleasure – you don’t just look stunning. You feel extraordinary. You smile. You strut. You can’t help but take inadvertent looks at your passing reflection.
I believe that is how your home should feel. Your décor should give you that same little thrill as you look at it, and as you live in it.
My approach to design is both timeless and au courant. I love to play with texture, colour, pattern and depth. I believe key quality pieces form the foundation of every room, while frugal or one-of-a-kind finds can add the wow. I love the thrill of the hunt, finding original accessories that add unexpected flair to your space.
I founded Josée Lalonde Design because I love to help people connect to their definitive style, not just within their homes, but within themselves. I love to collaborate with you, learn about you, and then design your space to showcase a milieu of the original, authentic you. Grant me carte blanche, and I promise you will be ecstatic with the results.
PS If you know me, you know that I thrive on collaboration.