Australian House & Garden
LIFE & ST YLE
Johnathon shares some firsts and favourite things.
FIRST ADULT HOME? A townhouse in Centennial Park, in Sydney’s inner east. It went through a few different looks over the years.
BUCKET-LIST DESTINATION? I’ve always wanted to go to Scandinavia (4). Seeing the Northern Lights would be absolutely magical! A FAVOURITE MEAL? My husband Brian is an amazing cook, so anything made with love by him is my favourite meal.
DREAM CAR? A Citroën DS (10). A true classic.
I LOVE A VASEFUL OF… Any flowers that are orange or hot pink (8). I don’t shy away from colour!
FAVOURITE ARTISTS? Australian artist and designer Loudon Sainthill and French founder of Cubism, Georges Braque (1), both late and much lamented. Also Sydney magical-realist painter, Christopher Lewis (9).
WHO INSPIRES YOU IN THE WORLD OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE? Australia has an incredibly talented community of architects and designers and their work inspires me every day. I adore Lynne Bradley’s interiors, they’re always so interesting. The architecture of Scott Weston – his eye for detail and form is amazing.
FAVOURITE FASHION LABELS? Ralph Lauren (3) and Carolina Herrera (6). I like timeless and refined fashion.
FAVOURITE SCENT? It has to be Oud & Bergamot by Jo Malone (7). It’s a very distinctive and woody scent.
FAVOURITE MOVIE? Auntie Mame (2), starring Rosalind Russell.
SOME DESIGNER HOMEWARES I COVET... I simply couldn’t do without my rugs and carpets from Designer Rugs (5).
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT... My iPhone. I love to stay connected.
“I’ve been spending a lot of time in the garden lately. You might even call it an obsession! I find it very rewarding.”