Can you tell us a bit about the history behind your house? The house was originally two artists’ studios, which we joined together. They sadly haven’t been artists’ studios for some time but I like to feel as if we’ve got some of the spirit of old Chelsea in our home.
Tell us about the interior styling of your home. Where do you find style inspiration? I would say my style focuses on colour, texture and pattern, mixing them in a not-always-predictable way. I grew up in a home full of antiques, and in my 20s and 30s I travelled a lot in Russia and Central Asia, where I was very drawn to all the folk art, including embroidery, floral motifs, etc. I suppose I am quite a bold and adventurous person and my home is a reflection of this – I could never live in a beige or neutral house!
“I suppose I am quite a bold and adventurous person and my home is a reflection of this – I could never live in a beige or neutral house“
Tell us about your personal style – what do you like to wear and what inspires your look? As with the styling of my home, I love colour and mixing clashing patterns and textures. I also adore anything to do with folk tradition – I’m addicted to embroidery! I also like to experiment; sometimes I’m sporty, sometimes formal and sometimes bohemian – I like to dress for where I am, whether that’s the countryside or in town. It’s the same with houses – my cottage is very different to our London home and I don’t believe in having a blanket style. I love a sartorial challenge!