Many of us have spent more time at home than ever before over the last year. How has your relationship to home changed in recent times?
It’s simple really, I want my home to be a place that is filled with peace. From the tones to the texture, I want every room to provide comfort whilst being inspirational in its design. I used to think my spaces should be exciting and fun but I’ve passed that season in my life and now I just want somewhere I can fall into a fairly deep state of serenity.
Tell us about a moment in everyday life at home that brings you pure joy…
When I change my bed sheets and then immediately jump in to watch an anime marathon — the comfort and joy I feel is seriously unmatched. I’m currently watching Tokyo Revengers!
When you’re designing and curating a new space, where do you begin?
Usually with “an emotion”. For myself, I often know instantly what I want a space to evoke but for a client, it’s important that we sit down and I really understand the emotion they want to feel when they spend time there and the purpose for the space. This leads to a tone & texture palette being developed and then feature items are found, these become the hooks that really bring the emotion alive and then everything else follows naturally from that place.
“To create cosy corners, limit ‘strong’ fabrics, like leather and focus on wools & boucle, fabrics that are naturally soft. Ensure all senses are being catered to.”