How has the Australian design scene changed during your tenure as interior design editor at Belle?
I think the value of beautifully designed spaces has become more universally accepted in Australia during the last decade. Whether it’s a restaurant, bar, shop or home, people understand that the aesthetic, spatial and material choices made by an interior designer can shape their experience of a space. The number of talented and successful design practices working in Australia today is a testament to this. And as Australians have embraced design, it’s created more space for experimentation. There is now a desire for original, artistic and idiosyncratic interiors that are layered with unexpected objects, bespoke finishes and references to obscure or eclectic styles from different cultural traditions and moments in history. This definitely informed my collection.