1. How important is it to you to have an organised home?
Making sure my home is beautifully organised is probably the key to my sanity. If my belongings are out of order I find that my whole day is affected.
2. What’s your organising style?
I always store like with like in labelled containers so that I can easily find what I am looking for. I am fanatical about labelling and use my Dymo labeller on perspex boxes and box files from Bigso of Sweden. In some rooms like my home office, my storage is on display, whereas my bathroom is incredibly streamlined with concealed storage in floor to ceiling cupboards.
3. Which interiors brand do you keep going back to and why?
I visit Muji stores on a regular basis and love their simple clear acrylic containers which I use within cupboards and drawers all over the house to store things.
4. Is there a design item you covet?
Celine are one of my favourite design brands and I particularly like the clean lines and shapes of their handbags and sunglasses.
5. Do your organising skills extend to your workplace and desk?
Yes they definitely do and I have a built in desk with a clear surface and behind this I have some Ikea cube bookcases that are perfect for all my paperwork. I favour box files to store documents and paperwork I need to hand. It’s really important to have an organised office when you spend so much time working from home.
6. Which possessions do you love to have around you?
As I travel frequently I like to make myself feel at home with my own pillow, blanket and a photo of my daughter Lyla. At home I have a mixture of old and new things on display. I have arranged many of the cute things my daughter has made for me along my mantelpiece.
7. Can you find things easily in your wardrobe?
I always create space by putting away seasonal clothes twice a year. I have a mezzanine cupboard in my bedroom filled with seasonal clothes in clear labelled boxes. My clothes are all organised by type and colour. I store my costume jewellery in clear boxes whether it is Marni or H&M. It’s important to look after the things you have bought and love.
8. What will you never get rid of?
Sentimental things like my daughters artwork would have to come top of the list and my diaries that I have written over the years.
9. Do you collect anything?
I can’t resist a fridge magnet whenever I visit a new country and I really love 1930’s chrome designs and have collected a few special pieces.
10. Do you have any organising tips you can share?
My mother was a hoarder and my father loved being organised and when I was much younger I definitely had a hoarding tendency. I now find being organised vital to my wellbeing. I don’t think that people really understand how beneficial it can be to have a cull of your possessions. In my experience advising people on their clothing choices there is a tendency to hang onto things they may have wasted money on and never worn. It’s much better to just get rid of it and stop feeling guilty.
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