As an award-winning supermodel, businesswoman and philanthropist, Caprice Bourret has appeared on more than 350 magazine covers around the world. After shooting to fame in the 1990s she became ‘one of the most photographed women in the world’, and turned her entrepreneurial and performing instincts to music and acting.
Today, Caprice is known for her business acumen, having founded ‘By Caprice’ in 2006. The brand has gone onto become hugely successful and she has built up the business from a popular lingerie line before expanding into homewares. Known for its glamour, design, originality and high quality, Dunelm is incredibly proud to offer By Caprice Home in stores and online.
We caught up with Caprice to find out more about the By Caprice Home collections, what inspires her, and how she goes about styling her own home.
What inspired the range?
I have an amazing design team that is primarily inspired by trends on the catwalk and colours and techniques that have sold well for us previously… we listen and learn from our customers and adapt according.
What’s your favourite room in your home?
My favourite room is my bedroom of course! There is nothing better than cosying up I bed watching Netflix and a good movie. My kids love watching movies on a Saturday.
What would be your top 3 décor tips?
1. Don’t be afraid to be bold! Add a pop of colour with flowers, artwork and cushions. Your room will look stunning with these carefully placed pieces.
2. Cleverly use mirrors and lightening to make room looks bigger and more appealing. Mirrors are often used in interior design, in fact it is sometimes the designer’s secret weapon. Simply by placing a lamp in front of a hanging wall mirror, not only will you be making the space appear larger in daylight, but the lamp will create beautiful reflections and add drama.
3. Entice the scenes – Your home should look stylish, represent who you are but must be cosy too! After all, your home is your personal space to rejuvenate. Create a relaxing atmosphere with plants, candles, cozy throws and scents. If you have the cash to splash, invest in a fireplace, it will really create a homely atmosphere but also can be a feature point for your room.
What is your favourite product from Dunelm?
My Princess bedding range of course! It is the ultimate in glamour and opulence. Beautiful sequins adorn the duvet in blocks which just adds to the effect. I am also loving your Fitzgerald Collection of stunning art deco inspired mirrored furniture and have been eyeing up a few things!
Where do you get your interior inspiration from?
My personal home inspo is minimal, functional with hints of glitz and glamour.
I prefer the look and feel of a room to be lived in and family friendly (child and dog proof basically!) but I also incorporate some ornate pieces – whether that be furniture or decorative to add a luxurious quality to each section of the house.
My bedroom, for example, is white – white walls, washed out flooring and a white leather sofa. We have a beautiful solid oak bed frame which I bought over from the States – that now is also painted white! But to really glam up the space I have lots of sparkly shams and cushions scattered over the bed. A faux fur throw is also across the end of my bed.
I also love lighting, mirrors and wall art to bring each room alive. I can mix things up each season then to keep everything fresh and new.
Has your interior style changed over time or has it stayed the same?
I feel everyone’s style changes over the years. My old home used to be ornate and there were lots of heavier and darker materials and hues. I think you need to adapt your style to what also suits your current home style. Also, when you have children you can’t get too precious!
How would you describe your bedding collection with Dunelm?
It is the ultimate in glamour and originality. We use the newest techniques and finest materials. There are lots of sequins and beautiful luxe materials.
Describe the interior style of your home?
White, grey and black are the key colours throughout every room in our home. I also love artwork and this brings a pop colour into each room. Lighting is a big feature in our home and it really adds depth and warmth to our space.