Meet the Creatives: Bettina Brent

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Meet Bettina!

Bettina is a creative property stylist who showcases her talent in her own home which has a beautiful clean aesthetic featuring pops of warm blush tones and natural fibres. Based in Melbourne, Bettina is married to a builder and helps design and style a lot of projects for their clients. She loves the challenge of balancing aesthetics with practicality and, as well as styling property, she enjoys helping small businesses to style beautiful images of their products. Bettina also has three beautiful children which has helped ignite her love of designing kids interiors. To get inspired, Bettina loves browsing her favourite accounts on Instagram where she enjoys images by other passionate home stylists, creatives and designers. 

In the lead up to this week's 'My Home' themed challenge, we had a chat to Bettina about her personal style and her take on the theme. 

How would you describe your personal creative style?
I’ve got a mix of styles, but I’m definitely influenced by mid-century and Danish design, with a Scandi neutral colour palette. I love second hand furniture to restore and reuse, put together with natural textures, throws, cushions and lots of indoor plants.

 Photo by Bettina Brent

Photo by Bettina Brent

What kind of photography equipment do you use? 
One day I’ll learn how to use my camera’s functions a bit more, but until then, I’ll keep using my phone. Living in Melbourne, it’s hard to always have good lighting, but I know which rooms and at what time of the day will work for the photo I have set up. I usually then just do a little brightening edit on Instagram, nothing fancy.

Have you got a camera that you want to use more often? Why not start with our blog post "Manual Photography Tips: How to get yo' ass off auto" by Photographer Leah Ladson

In honour of this week’s theme 'My Home', tell us about what home means to you? 
I’m basically a homebody. I love watching my husband cook on the weekends with a glass or two of wine, watching a movie with the kids curled up on the couch with some cosy throws. I love my Saturday night bath soaks, and sitting in my favourite corner of our bedroom reading interiors magazines. I love being surrounded by my indoor plant gang, and looking outside to the veggie patch we’ve created.

 My Bath. Photo by Bettina Brent

My Bath. Photo by Bettina Brent

 My kitchen, that doesn’t look like this after Mr Brent has cooked. Photo by Bettina Brent

My kitchen, that doesn’t look like this after Mr Brent has cooked. Photo by Bettina Brent

What are some of your favourite images that you have styled?

I love a flatlay and the cover of the last edition of Collective Hub, was perfect for my love of pink, paired with some of my favourite things – champagne in an antique glass, peonies and Byredo

 Photo by Bettina Brent

Photo by Bettina Brent

I adore my painted brick wall in my bedroom, neutral colours, my favourite cushions mixed with cheaper items from Kmart and BigW

 Photo by Bettina Brent

Photo by Bettina Brent

This is my favourite corner of my home - I love the light in here, my cosy couch, cushions, throws and plants

 Photo by Bettina Brent

Photo by Bettina Brent

Bettina will be sharing her favourite 'My Home' themed entries at @creativelysquared all week.
You can connect with her on Instagram and follow her account at @bettina_brent

Want to find out more about how to enter this week's styling challenge and how to win some amazing prizes from Kreo Home? Click here for all the entry details