We strongly believe in buying fewer but better things. What are your reasons for investing in quality, timeless pieces?
That’s something I very much believe in, but for me it has come with maturity. If you buy well, you can bring those items with you on your life’s journey and build your own story. If you have a partner or live with someone else, you can join your stories together – the same way you join your lives together, you join your physical collections together. Building a collection of quality things over time gives interiors an uncontrived, more natural and personal look. And while everything dates, that’s not a bad thing – I believe that when a piece can be pinpointed in a certain era, it shows that it was a great representation of its time and more likely than not was well-designed and made.
What’s keeping you creatively stimulated during these uncertain times?
I had a lot of overseas trips planned this year, to France and Italy, which is one way many designers and creatives find inspiration, but there is endless inspiration in our own backyard. I was lucky enough to take a road trip with my family to Byron Bay and the landscape was stunning – the textures and colors by the sea and in the bush.
Finally, we can’t help but ask – what’s your favorite Armadillo rug to have underfoot?
I absolutely love the Savannah in Natural which, with its sculpted zig-zag, is a very cool 70s-style rug. I also love the texture of the jute rugs like the Sahara. And I need more rooms to bring some Agra rugs in Duchess pink and Byzantine yellow into my life. Handmade, ethical, Australian, beautiful and really fairly priced – of course, I have a lot!