Alaana wrote about the glamorous revamp of a house in Sydney’s north, p132. Who are some of your enduring creative in uences? Melbourne interior designer Chelsea Hing is someone whose work appeals to me. She’s bold and gains her clients’ trust. I’m also drawn to the work of orist Saskia Havekes of Grandi ora. Where is home for you? Sydney’s northern beaches. Favourite local haunts? For coffee and breakfast I like Berkelo in Brookvale or The Boathouse at Shelly Beach. For homewares, Smithmade in Balgowlah or Mr and Mrs White in Harbord. For restaurants, Chica Bonita or Sunset Sabi, both in Manly. Utimate travel escapes in 2018? Mexico, Morocco or India. Design items you are coveting? Eero Saarinen’s ‘Tulip’ table or Hay’s ‘Ikea’ bag. On your reading/viewing list? Gut by Giulia Enders, Lionel Shriver’s So Much for That, and Arianna Huf ngton’s Thrive. What else is inspiring you? Yves Béhar is a designer whose ethos resonates.
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