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