design tip‘ Don’ t be afraid of colour, but make the effect calming, not chaotic’
home for herself, her husband Ricardo and children, Maximilian, 10, and Benjamin, 7, using colourful paint, patterned wallpaper, bright fabrics and pretty Moroccan tiles.
‘When people ask me about my style, I find it’s such a difficult question to answer,’ she says. ‘I think I’ve created a surprise combination that’s not obvious. I take my inspiration from hotel interiors when I’m travelling, as attention to detail will always make a difference. Extra wide floorboards, soft tiles under your feet and a pretty, patterned vanity sink are just some of the personal touches I love in our home.’
Anna’s team of builders completed the work in ten months, keenly project managed by Ricardo. ‘The build went very smoothly and afterwards I was so happy when it was time to bring together the lovely colourful fabrics and paints I had dreamt about,’ recalls Anna. ‘If you chose a safe colour scheme, it won’t give you any feelings of inspiration. I enjoy the challenge of pairing expensive pieces with more affordable objects and being daring with unusual colour combinations. I think the biggest success of this whole project is that after three years I don’t regret any of my choices and I still absolutely love every single colour scheme in the house.’