Interior Design quick fire Q&A: Sister Bliss from Faithless
House or Apartment?
House, though occasionally the idea of an apartment is very attractive when you have been up and down the stairs 20 times in an afternoon
Traditional interior or contemporary interior?
A mixture of both – I’m not a purist – I grew up in a modern (1960’s) house with both antiques and vintage 70’s furniture all muddled up together.
Fitted kitchen or Freestanding kitchen?
Fitted (Ikea – great carcasses!) but with bespoke Cherry doors
Traditional bathroom or Wet room?
Bathroom with proper Power shower
Neutral colours or Bold colours?
Bold in some areas, (Feature walls) and neutral in others
Paint or Wallpaper?
Paint – Generally Heritage colours, mostly varying soft warm tones of grey for the bulk of the house. Wallpaper on a feature wall can look amazing, just very hard to make it work with lots of artwork on walls, and a house full of small children!
Carpet or wooden flooring?
Carpet for the sound insulation on stairs and for warmth, and wooden flooring for ease of maintenance punctuated with colourful rugs.
Curtains or Roman blinds?
Roman blinds and plantation shutters – still trying to find the right curtains.
Central pendant lighting or halogen downlights?
Both – Chandeliers for period reception room which looked odd with odern lighting, and halogen downlighting with dimmers for more contemporary spaces in the house. Plus standing lights and table lights to break it up.
Radiators or underfloor heating?
Underfloor in bathroom – but would like it everywhere!
Brass or Chrome fittings?
Chrome – works better with the grey interior
Patterned fabric or plain?
Plain, then patterns on cushions and within artwork.
Original artwork or prints?
Limestone, Marble or Granite?
Limestone bathrooms, granite kitchen worktops – all is similar colour palette
Walnut, Oak or Pine?
Oak – but have stained pine to look like oak!
Favourite room in your home?
The kitchen/conservatory – its flooded with light and feels warm and lived it, yet contemporary and fresh
The favourite interior item/possession that you own?
Twiggy Light and Ligne Roset Pop Chair – provides a comfortable and stylish reading corner in the conservatory