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How would you describe your design style or aesthetic? Bold. Refined. Minimal. Interesting. Harmonious. All with a stylish vibe. The backdrop is white and grey. Bold, contrasting colours create the next layer, generally darker shades and metallics with a flash of striking colour. Natural, rich textures in the form of wood and stone, layered with various fabric textures, finish off and soften the overall look. In terms of interior design, who/what is inspiring you right now? I take inspiration from all around me and am not a follower of the latest trends (blink of an eye and they’re gone). I flick through all genres of magazines and see what jumps out at me. Art collections can easily inspire new colour palette ideas. Jewellery design is a definite source of inspiration – shapes, materials and scale. Trademark colour, or colours? As anyone who knows me knows, it has always been yellow – however, it is not one for the faint-hearted! Over the past year or so, I have also been using a mixture of inky blues with charcoal, pale aqua or dusky pink and accents of rose gold across a variety of projects. Any deep blue hue is a winning colour that will harmonise almost any interior scheme, acting as an anchor for a vast number of other colours. Tell us about a recent project that you’re really proud of... It has to be the merger of two spacious apartments in Budleigh Salterton. It was such an incredible joy to introduce colour into the home of a couple who, by their own admission, were scared of colour and who had always resorted to beige. The property has had a complete overhaul and is now brimming with character and colour and, most importantly, my clients are delighted with the end results.


Describe your fantasy room… I am in a chalet, high up in the snow-covered Austrian mountains. The space I am in is a large, rustic living room with a contemporary vibe. Wall-to-wall, valley-facing bi-fold doors to balcony. Stripped, bare wooden floorboards layered with faux silk rugs. High, wood-clad ceilings. Cluster of oversized glass pendant shades, contemporary turned wooden table lamps, abundant candles. A ridiculously huge, anthracite grey, felted wool sofa laden with plump feather cushions covered in velvets and faux silks, copious cashmere blankets. Black, greys, copper, pale oak, whitewashed oak, slate, felt, velvet, sheepskin and, of course, a splash of yellow! Don’t forget the log-burning fire and prosecco on tap – heaven. For more:

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