Nothing in this world gives me greater pleasure than working with nice people.
By nice, I mean the kind of people that are genuinely good to their inner core. You know the expression “a person who isn’t nice to the waiter, isn’t a nice person”, well, in the reverse analogy of this you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat those around them. I can design and create and transform spaces, but ultimately a home is truly only created by the precious souls within it.
I had such pleasure working with Mr and Mrs Manhatten Mojo and every detail we incorporated. Their love for each other and their three kids is sacred and I enjoyed every second of truly making their new house a true home for all those that step within its walls.
The relationship started when I got a very energised call out of the blue from Mrs MM, as she was about to leave on holiday, to see if I had capacity to work with her. She had already appointed a builder so needed me to focus on the interiors and guide some of the decisions being made. Her energy, drive and general lust for life is infectious and I knew that this was going to be goodie.
Her Friday night dinners had become somewhat of a legend in certain circles (I had the pleasure of attending one of her feasts, and believe me it lived up to the legendary heights!) I speak of her catering only because the dining room became a key focus during the design process. Together, we wanted to create a space that felt designed, like you had entered your very own secret restaurant on the Atlantic Seaboard.
The rest of the elements we worked together on was making sure the space reflected them as a couple and incorporated family living in a practical way. With twin boys and a feisty little sister, this space needed to be gorgeous but not too precious, so that everyone who entered could relax and unwind in seamless indoor/ outdoor living.
On a personal note though, a very special part of this project was the memory wall we created for them. They have an incredible selection of art, and both of them have a seriously playful and quirky side too. I wanted to create an entrance to their home that served as an almost secret reminder of these incredible memories they have created on their journey together. By combining some existing pieces they had, some prints and a very special commission from Essie Letterpress, there is a beautiful gallery of visuals that tells their story.
Project manage the interior design of the space, working with some of the client’s existing furniture and decor to compliment and create the ultimate family home.
- paintwork throughout interior and exterior of house
- landscaping to front and back gardens
- furnishings and decor to interior
The main bedroom! The space was so enormous you could host a yoga class in there and as a result the furniture chosen needed to be large and dramatic whilst still maintaining a sense of calm and space.
Hands down the view from the lounge across into the dining room. I love how the wall colour is intense and compliments the rest of the elements perfectly, especially the Paul Senyol which is so swoon worthy its madness.