So why do I like interiors and design SO
much that I am starting a whole damn blog about it?
Well, I’m a homebody for starters. Some
would even describe me as an extroverted introvert and because of that I NEED a
place that is my own. In other words, I draw energy and comfort and relaxation
from being in my home.
I also find it as a place of function,
memories, shelter, socialisation and personality. Put simply I love to create
spaces which feel good and make you feel great.
The conundrum is that I also love to
travel and as such, I draw much of my inspiration from worldly design and far
away places. This means that my homebody status when in Sydney is very
much aided by the memories of my travels and the sights, colours and textures
of other worlds.
Looking even further back however, my
unrequited love of furniture, interiors and design probably stems from my Dad,
a devoted antiques dealer. From the age of 5, I could spout off names of all
kinds of furniture, from Chippendales chairs to a Chesterfield chaise. So this
interiors caper has been a natural progression.
Team my Dad’s love of furniture with my
Mum’s insistence that we experience different cultures and wammo, you have this
here blog, thanks for that parents!
While interiors can be a broad topic in
and of itself, design fits snugly in there as well. In the last few years I
have increasingly become obsessed with innovations from people who are making
the home experience streamlined, cohesive and damn good looking!
It is a love/hate relationship with design
however, alternating between awe and then jealous due to the fact that I cannot
think of something as cool as A Very Slim Table by Nilly Landao… seriously! I’d
even be pretty happy if I was the person who thought to use a pasta strainer as