Q&A

NZ House & Garden - - HOMES -

My dec­o­rat­ing style is: Very in­formed by English in­te­ri­ors. Charm­ing and in­spir­ing, com­fort­able and so­phis­ti­cated… al­ways with a lit­tle bit of wit. Rooms should have per­son­al­ity.

Best dec­o­rat­ing tip: I wouldn’t paint a room navy. Best money tip: Cry once. In­vest in things that you love.

Best thing about the ren­o­va­tion: No more white walls, and the wall-to-wall sisal.

Best money spent: An­tiques, books and re­ally good lamps – they go with you when you leave.

The thing I want to change next around the house: The bath­rooms.

Favourite new find: A brass scal­lop ceil­ing light that I have just or­dered for the liv­ing room. Favourite fam­ily trea­sures: Pho­to­graphs and my grand­mother’s pale pink ta­ble linen.

Flow­ers I couldn’t live with­out: Pe­onies and David Austin roses from my mother’s gar­den. Jes­sica Close

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