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Interior Design quick fire Q&A: Sister Bliss from Faithless

March 8, 2010

[tweetmeme]My quick fire Q&A is a series of interviews with celebrities on their interior design preferences. First up a neighbour of ours, Sister Bliss from Faithless.  Faithless’s new album “The Dance” is out on May 24th.

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


3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2010 7:45 pm

    I can’t believe you had sister Bliss, and just asked her about interior design! 😀

    Now thats dedication.

    • November 15, 2010 1:55 pm

      The interview was the first in a series of Q&A’s with celebrities – Sister Bliss lives near my home and she was more than happy to help us, she is a really lovely lady.

  2. February 15, 2011 11:23 am

    I’m glad that I’ve found your web site.
    You sure can write and teach and inspire. Keep writing – I’ll keep reading.

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