Claire styled the Sydney house designed by Alexander & Co, p156. What was your impression of the house? For a family with young children it has a vast feeling of calm. The colour palette and consideration of materials don’t scream but sit peacefully within the surrounds. I focused on furnishing the home to align with this stillness. Who/what have been some enduring creative in uences? I nd that shapes and form are more of an in uence rather than speci c people. Having been a stylist for many years I see homes through a portrait or landscape lens so principles of design that are re ected in products and art are my main in uences. What are some favourite local haunts that you frequent? Where do I start … I have a passion for interesting ceramics and every type of cuisine. I have wonderful relationships with many local stores, artists and ceramicists. My mother once said “Shops and restaurants are Claire’s churches”. What would be your ultimate travel escape in 2019? I’d like to go back to Japan to learn more from the skilled ceramicists. What is inspiring you right now? Sculptures. I’m researching sculptors who work with raw organic materials.
ELIZA O ’HARE