Timeless in approach, how do you create interior spaces that transcend trends and stand the test of time?
I focus on historic design knowledge, not following trends because if you build the right visual foundation it always stands the test of time as it acts as a blank canvas to then move with the times and allows you to evolve as you too grow within the space.
Sourcing constantly for varying projects, can you share a selection of your favourite haunts here in Sydney?
Obviously Ondene is on my weekly run list! There is a gorgeous french shop in Mosman - Monmartre Store. Beautiful linens, ceramics and special pieces that Virginie has sourced in France she has an amazing eye Polite Society for cushions. Scene In Sydney a new little haunt. Studio ALM has some great quirky pieces if you have a passion for design. Japanese ceramics at The DEA store, Walter Auer sculptures. The furniture of Architect Daniel Boddam, he has an elegant understanding of beauty and form. I often mix vintage pieces so online is a good sourcing ground. I would have to say it’s often more the owners and artists I’m drawn to.
With a myriad of upcoming endeavours, is there anything exciting on the horizon you can share with us?
Working in a creative space enables me to continuously be led down different, yet to be discovered, pathways. ( A little like Alice in Wonderland down the Rabbit Hole!) Through experience I have learned and evolved but I feel the most important aspect is relationships and the nurturing of sharing ideas and having the gift of working with fresh young evolving talent.
This year I’m planning to grow the business and focus more on collaborations and partnering with like-minded creatives, a little like Perriand used to do with Le Corbusier. It’s a very exciting challenge!