When I fly to Australia next month I will be giving a seminarÂ atÂ Furnitex about creating emotion in design.Â In every interior I design including my home of course I want that feeling of squishy contentment the moment I or any of my clientsÂ walk through the door. The kind of contented feeling you get after say downing a whisky or two.Â A buzz runs through your veins,Â and you feel like your home is your most favourite space in the world. I know itâs mine.
So when I saw Claiborne Swansonâs Frank pad in VogueÂ recentlyÂ I got that quickening of the heart kind of feeling. Her parents gaveÂ her the placeÂ when she was 22 its her country retreat and she set about making it charming, bohemian and eclectic. WhilstÂ it may not be exactly my cup of tea design wise its intriguing and you can ask nothing more than that.