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.