Which five words best describe you? Hawk eyes, gardener, mama, working.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? When I graduated from the School of Architecture and Design I showed my final year project to Karen Walker and she hired me as her first design assistant. This was a defining moment for me and I only left to live abroad in Milan where I turned my attention back to interiors and started to style for Italian interior magazines. After a few years of living and working as both a stylist and interior designer in Milan and London I returned home to New Zealand to open my own practice. Five years ago we extended our offering to open Everyday Needs as well.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? To trust my intuition. Sometimes the scariest times are the most defining creatively.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Having my own practice.
What’s been your best decision? To return home to New Zealand.
Who inspires you? Family and friends. Especially my husband.
What are you passionate about? Interiors that reflect their owners, gardening, handmade furniture, my husband and kids.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? I would have loved to have walked Derek Jarman’s garden with him.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? I really feel like I am living it.
What are you reading? In praise of shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki.