I grew up in Rio, Brazil, and a few of my parent’s friends were architects and furniture designers. I was very lucky as we lived in wonderful apartments and a huge house which was rare to find in Rio. Most of our furniture was bespoke and so each piece was unique. I found this so exciting as our furnishings were always unusual and different to anyone of my friend’s houses.
When I came to live in London at the beginning of the 80’s, I was introduced to antiques. I found it fascinating that something we used on a daily basis such as a chest of drawers or a dresser could be so old with so much history. It was then that my passion for interiors developed, I saw how different the two cultures in my life were from one another and how the practicalities and circumstances of life come into our homes.