Diane Bergeron epitomises much of what I want to be as a creative person. She has impeccable taste. Great style. And Grace. All in an old-fashioned (think the movie greats of yesteryear) meets modern way. Diane is the sweetest person you could meet. Well, that's the impression I got when we chatted at the Australian International Furniture Fair earlier this year. And you can judge her taste and style for yourself by visiting her beautiful website and blog.
Which five words best describe you? Passionate. Creative. Outrageously Optimistic. Enthusiastic.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? A lemonade stand at age 7. In my early 20s I had a vintage clothing store on Martha’s Vineyard and waited tables in NYC. Since then, I’ve moved around a lot… always doing interiors in Montreal, Miami, New York and now here to stay in Melbourne where I set up a showroom importing all my favourite American Fabrics.
What’s your proudest achievement? I have two. My daughters Annis & Coco.
What’s been your best decision? Moving To Australia.
Who inspires you? Charlotte Gainsbourg & Annie Hall.
What are you passionate about? Food. Music. Shoes.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? Trust your instincts and follow your heart.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? I have a dream dinner party guest list… Lillian Hellman, Elizabeth David, Barak Obama, Diana Vreeland, Nancy Mitford, Woody Allen, Dorothy Draper, Slim Aarons, Spalding Grey and Robert Rauschenberg.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Do the interior design for a boutique hotel.
What are you reading? Villages by John Updike. The latest New Yorker Magazine.
Images courtesy of Diane Bergeron