Australian House & Garden
LIFE & ST YLE
Julie shares some firsts and favourite things.
FIRST ADULT HOME? A dilapidated worker’s cottage that Luigi Rosselli renovated for me. It was featured in Interior Architecture magazine in 1991. BUCKET-LIST DESTINATION? I would like to go on safari in Africa. There is a need to reconnect with the wild and the wilderness. DREAM RESTAURANT TABLE? Gualtiero Marchesi di San Pietro all’Orto in Milan in the 1980s – the pinnacle of fine dining.
FAVOURITE DOWNTIME PURSUIT? Swimming or lying by a pool in a chic hotel such as L’Hôtel Marrakech (2) or Relais La Somità in Ostuni.
FAVOURITE FLOWERS? Flannel flowers (3) or garden roses. FAVOURITE ARTISTS? With their collective voices about the Australian experience of country: Emma Walker, Peter Adsett (1),
Paddy Bedford and Janet Lawrence. DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS WHO INSPIRE YOU? Gio Ponti (8) for the length and breadth of his reach and influence; Pierre Paulin (9) for his playful organic shapes and forms; Grant and Mary Featherston for their iconic Australian furniture designs; Pierre Yovanovitch (6, 10) for the avant garde; and Luigi Rosselli because he is simply an artist. His work has a narrative and challenges boundaries. FAVOURITE FASHION LABELS? Right now, I am living in Bassike. Crushing on Wardrobe NYC (5). Throw in some Acne or Prada (4). Mother or Frame jeans. FAVOURITE SCENT? Sandalwood (11).
A HOMEWARE PIECE YOU COVET? A Lady Chair by Marco Zanuso for Arflex in black and white checks. I am obsessed with chairs.
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT... My bath! The Evolve 1780 from Claybrook (7). I love all the amenities in my new bathroom, but the bath is a necessity.
MY DREAM CAR? A MASERATI – BUT IT WOULD HAVE TO BE ELECTRIC!