Heart Home meets... Laura Fulmine

Laura Fulmine is a girl after my own heart; her meticulous style is bold, graphic and instantly arresting, captivating the viewer and drawing the eye sharply to the dramatic beauty of her work. I'm lucky enough to have assisted her once on a shoot for the catalogue of a now defunct luxury brand, and watching her careful attention to detail and acute sense of alignment and perspective was truly inspiring.

A regular contributor to Elle Decoration and Wallpaper* magazine, Laura's strong sense of abstract geometrics have become her signature style. She took a few minutes out to explain to me how she does it...

{Elle Decoration, photography by David Cleveland}

I graduated with a degree in Textiles and had absolutely no clue what I really wanted to do and how I was going to use my degree! I knew I wanted to work in interiors but at the time I had no idea that ‘styling’ even existed. A tutor suggested I assist one of her friends, the amazingly talented Lyndsay Milne McLeod. After working on some pretty mad shoots with her, I knew I had found what I wanted to do. I went from assisting Lyndsay for a year, straight into a job as Interiors Editor at Grand Designs.

{Elle Decoration, photography by David Cleveland}

Graphic, bold and colourful. I think all of ‘us’ stylists have the same answer for this question…everywhere! Even the most mundane of objects appeal to me! I try to travel as much as I can afford and watch a lot of films. I go to exhibitions but not as many as I would like.

{photography by Jobe Lawrenson}

Every shoot is memorable, because of the people you meet, the locations you visit and the challenges you face. However the most memorable shoot would have to be a lighting shoot I did for Elle Decoration in Epping Forest. It started with us hanging a porcelain chandelier at 4 in the morning, hail stones taking out all the lightbulbs around midday and me getting a fever at the end of the night! If you are a hoarder like me then a de-clutter and a bootsale once in a while is a very good idea! When you get rid of all the things you don’t really need, it gives you a chance to properly re assess the space you are living in. Then, you can always go out and buy more beautiful stuff!!

{photography by Jobe Lawrenson}

I have been lucky enough to fulfil a lot of the jobs on my Dream Jobs List(!), such as working for Elle Decoration, Wallpaper* magazine and styling for Conran. However, it’s a long list - Casa Vogue and Casa d’Abitare are on there, as well as some more interesting Interior Design projects and installations. Elisa Ossino for her bold and graphic style and Katie Lockhart for her extraordinary taste.

{Wallpaper*, photography by Ruy Teixeira}

I love how different my job is from one day to the next. I love the people I meet, the products I work with and the locations I get to explore. The hours are long and the furniture is heavy but I wouldn’t want to do anything else.