Who or what inspired you to grow personally and professionally?
That would have to be my former teacher and current best friend, Ingrid Robers. She taught me to develop my own signature when I studied interior styling at the Academie Artemis in Amsterdam. We became friends after I graduated and together with Ingrid, I developed my first book. It wouldn’t have been there without her.
Can you describe the most inspiring place you have stepped foot into?
A few years ago, I interviewed interior designer Gert Voorjans in his home in Antwerp. It was a totally overwhelming experience. There was so much to see! “Nobody would ever decorate their home I did here,” he told me. But now that I sit here in my pink living room, I guess I’m well on my way to beating Gert at his own game!
What do you think about the role of craftsmanship in interior design?
It’s high time we start realizing that the world doesn’t need any more bad design coming off an anonymous conveyor belt. When I look at the Moroccan side table I have bought through Puur Crafts, I can really appreciate all the work that has gone into every single detail. It’s a unique piece that I will treasure for the rest of my life.