Gina Ciancio is the Editor of STYLE CURATOR, an award-winning Australian blog about the pursuit of a stylish home.
She is passionate about sharing her love of design, architecture, decorating and homewares. Having recently finished the build of her dream home, she’s now tackling the never-ending job of styling it, while blogging and working with her interior styling clients.
We are delighted that Gina will be taking part in the Australian House & Garden International Seminar Series this year at Decor + Design in Melbourne!
The style maven will be taking a workshop on Friday 19th July ‘Building Your Online Brand Through Social.’ This interactive workshop will give you actionable ways to take your online presence to the next level in an authentic way.
In the lead up to the show, we asked Gina a few questions to dig down into her own style…
How would you define your own design aesthetic?
Contemporary Australian with a minimalist base. I like to keep the materials palette simple – black, white, timber accents, polished concrete and marble – but add colour and texture with artwork, furniture and décor.
Over time, I’ve become braver with colour and find myself using bolder colour palettes. Lately a lot of my projects have embraced colour so who knows, perhaps for my next house I’ll be a lot more radical too!
Style Curator is a curated blog about the pursuit of a stylish home. Who are your own favourite interior designers?
Ohhh so many, this is a tough question! I love absolutely everything Michelle Hart of Bask Interiors does – she’s phenomenal – and Catherine of The Stables just keeps upping her game too. The work of Heartly Design Studio is also high on the list.
What’s the most-read book on your shelf?
Most of the books I read or flick through these days are interior or architecture related. I really enjoy the Australian ceramic artists curated in the book ‘Clay’, any of the Grand Designs editions, and the plant inspo in ‘Urban Jungle Bloggers’.
If pressed, what piece of your furniture or home would define you?
For a home, it would have to be Aimee Tarulli’s stunning home (see next question) but for a single object I think it would be a piece of abstract art. I have many favourite artists, such as Annie Everingham, and am always looking for new artists to discover – Bluethumb is a fab source of inspiration.
If you could live in anyone’s house, whose would it be?
Without question, the beautiful home of Aimee Tarulli. Their new home is faultless and styled to perfection.
You’ll be doing an Instagram takeover at the 2019 Decor + Design show in July this year, as well as hosting a workshop. What else is on the agenda for you this year?
There’s a lot in the works and I have endless ideas – it just depends on how much I can achieve juggling my own business while also raising a small family, ha ha.
I’m doing more design and styling work than ever and have a lot of exciting projects underway at the moment. I’ll be able to start revealing these over the coming months and I think they’ll be a bit surprising.
On the blog front, Style Curator will be turning 5 in July so we’ll be organising a stack of fun giveaways and content to celebrate that milestone. It really is a dream come true to call this my job.
I also have a few big-ticket goals for Style Curator that I’d like to make happen so watch this space!
Decor + Design, Australia’s No.1 Interiors Trade Event, will take place 18 – 21 July at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Trade entry to the exhibition is free, subject to approval. Register here and view the full program for the Australian House & Garden International Seminar Series…and don’t miss Gina’s social media workshop on Friday 19th July!