How does your home reflect your personality?
Our home is a work in progress, which is a perfect reflection for us as a family! We are renovating it ourselves bit by bit and are falling more in love with it as it becomes more and more an expression of ourselves. We have a variety of art on the walls, a lot of items picked up from our travels and heaps of cushions. Paradoxically, I am quite ruthless in regards to what we need and as each room is developing, I am simplifying it so hopefully it will become less of a jumble and allow the true personality of the room to shine. What are your favourite pieces in your home?
I love antique timber boxes, and the walnut chest in the TV room is a favourite - my parents bought it for me in the US. I also have a small timber box made of the most beautiful wood which was the first piece of furniture that I picked up in Australia. You just can’t buy things like that any more, and I found it at the side of the road the week we moved here! I hear you have branched out into prints and fabrics; will you keep exploring these avenues?
Part of my simplifying my life is to concentrate on what I really love - and for me, that is the process. I love the physicality of painting and the satisfaction of completing a new piece, and although creating prints and fabrics makes sense financially, it doesn’t satisfy me creatively so I will be sticking with only pursuing original art right now.Can you share a favourite recipe/hot tip/local haunt?
Favourite local coffee shop: Revolution, Como.