Australian House & Garden

LIFE & ST YLE

- Kate Walker shares some firsts and favourite things.

FIRST ADULT HOME? A single-fronted Victorian timber home. I adored it.

BUCKET-LIST DESTINATIO­N? Cinque Terre, Italy.

DREAM DINNER SPOT? A table for two overlookin­g Lake Como in Italy (2). DREAM CAR? A 1958 Mercedes Benz 190SL convertibl­e (4).

FAVOURITE DOWNTIME PURSUIT? Going for long walks with friends I don’t have a chance to catch up with very often.

FAVOURITE FLOWERS? Parrot tulips (5).

FAVOURITE SCENT? Le Labo’s Neroli 36 (9). FAVOURITE ARTISTS? Charlotte Keates, Wayne Pate, Clara Adolphs, Zoe Young and Craig Parnaby. I currently have my eye on a Charlotte Keates work called Everything Green is Different in Spring (3).

FAVOURITE FASHION LABELS? I love supporting Australian designers such as Zimmermann (10), Scanlan Theodore (8), Dion Lee, Camilla & Marc and Viktoria & Woods. Stunning, wearable designs using beautiful fabrics.

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTU­RE INFLUENCES? I am obsessed with [Australian architect] Marcus Martin, especially his work from the 1930s. In terms of interiors, I am inspired by US designer Kelly Wearstler (1) for her boldness and the fascinatin­g way she uses colour and materials, and British designer Kit Kemp’s use of fabric and scale, and the playfulnes­s of her compositio­ns – as seen in the Firmdale Hotels (7) in London.

I’M CURRENTLY READING... A lot of coffee-table books, such as A Room of Her Own by Robyn Lea. I’m also enjoying books by Tamsin Johnson (6) and Mim Design. It’s really inspiring to look at the work of other designers to see how they interpret different spaces.

 ?? ?? 3
3
 ?? ?? 1
1
 ?? ?? 7
7
 ?? ?? 10
10
 ?? ?? 4
4
 ?? ?? 2
2
 ?? ?? 6
6
 ?? ?? 8
8
 ?? ?? 5
5
 ?? ?? 9
9

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia