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Paris-based de­signer Sarah Lavoine, who is now sell­ing her home col­lec­tion in Aus­tralia, on the things she can’t live with­out.

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1. COLOUR My uni­verse is de­fined by colour. I even cre­ated my own blue called Bleu Sarah. 2. ART BOOKS I love col­lect­ing them. Luis Bar­ragán is one of my favourite ar­chi­tects and I keep a book of his close at hand. His use of ge­o­met­ri­cal lines and bright colours are a con­stant source of in­spi­ra­tion. 3. FLOW­ERS Gar­dens and ter­races are po­etic. You don’t need much space for na­ture to ex­press it­self. My favourite f low­ers are pe­onies and I love wildf lower bou­quets. 4. CE­RAM­ICS I love both vin­tage ce­ram­ics, such as those by Robert Pi­cault (above), and con­tem­po­rary de­signs like my own line, Si­cilia, hand­made in the south of France. 5. CAN­DLES I’m ob­sessed with can­dles; I have thou­sands of them at home. I even de­vel­oped a spe­cial scent called Songe d’Ori­ent for my Syra­cuse can­dle. 6. VIN­TAGE FUR­NI­TURE When­ever I feel a lit­tle down, I go to Paris f lea mar­ket Les Puces de Saint- Ouen or browse vin­tage web­sites. A vin­tage piece is al­ways on my birth­day list, like the Jean Prouvé chair with its sim­ple lines and time­less look. 7. MU­SIC I can’t live with­out mu­sic. ‘Life on Mars’ by David Bowie makes me high! 8. CASH­MERE My go-to fab­ric — it’s chic and com­fort­able for any oc­ca­sion, day or night. I have also de­signed a col­lec­tion of cash­mere jumpers. 9. DELPHINE CAULY She is a tal­ented il­lus­tra­tor who draws beau­ti­ful, colour­ful girls with a touch of ’70s nos­tal­gia. She also de­signed the cover of my book, Chez Moi. 10. THE ROCH HO­TEL & SPA, PARIS The first five-star ho­tel I de­signed. It is warm and wel­com­ing yet sim­ple and con­tem­po­rary. VL

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