Room to muse

Tig­ger H all This early-to-rise de­signer is buzzing with in­te­ri­ors ideas.

Belle - - The Of F Ice -

HOW WOULD YOU DE­SCRIBE THIS SPACE? My desk is in a beau­ti­ful white­washed room filled with trea­sures, above our Mel­bourne show­room in a charm­ing 1880s ter­race. WHAT INI­TIALLY AP­PEALED TO Y OU A BOUT T HIS S PACE? The airy pro­por­tions of the room at nine me­tres long with a soar­ing ve me­tre-high raked ceil­ing. WHAT ARE YOUR DESK ES­SEN­TIALS? Re­cently I cre­ated Nine Muses Tex­tiles so on my desk are note­books, sketch­books and pots of brushes and paints I use to cre­ate the de­signs in­spired by trav­els to In­dia, Is­tan­bul and Morocco. There, cen­turies-old pat­tern and de­tail is found on ev­ery sur­face yet it still looks mod­ern and fresh in to­day’s schemes. DOES YOUR OF­FICE RE­FLECT YOUR WORK? I spend a lot of time trav­el­ling, re­search­ing the best of the best fabrics avail­able glob­ally to bring back to share with the Aus­tralian de­sign com­mu­nity. DE­SCRIBE YOUR VIEW? My view is in­ter­nal with beau­ti­ful tex­tiles and walls lled with art­works from my trav­els and fam­ily paint­ings in­clud­ing works from my great-grand­fa­ther Bernard Hall, who was direc­tor of the Na­tional Gallery and started the Na­tional Gallery School. DE­SCRIBE A T YPICAL DAY? I rise at 5.30am, ex­cited about my day. I love the time to think and write up my daily to-do list. I go for a walk to stretch and en­er­gise my mind and body, then I spend the day in the Mel­bourne or Syd­ney show­room or meet clients at their stu­dios. In the evening I make calls abroad and to wind down I might take in a show or en­ter­tain at home ex­per­i­ment­ing with the lat­est Ot­tolenghi recipes, which I love. I’m fo­cused on build­ing my Nine Muses fab­ric col­lec­tion and also work­ing on Como by De­sign. WHAT IS COMO BY D ESIGN? It’s an in­te­rior de­sign event at Na­tional Trust prop­erty Como House in Mel­bourne’s South Yarra. We have such amaz­ing tal­ent here and this is a plat­form to show­case 20 of our tal­ented in­te­rior de­sign­ers. Each will in­stall an orig­i­nal in­te­rior into one of the Como House rooms. This tick­eted event also fea­tures talks by de­sign lu­mi­nar­ies such as the UK’S Nina Camp­bell. WILL YOU BE DE­SIGN­ING ONE OF THE ROOMS AND HAVE YOU WORKED O UT A THEME? I will have a small cor­ner to share my Nine Muses Tex­tiles col­lec­tion and trea­sures I have been work­ing with. Como by De­sign will also fea­ture sem­i­nars, mar­ket stalls and other events at Como House from Oc­to­ber 19–21. co­moby­de­; tig­ger­; nine­mus­es­tex­

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