Each week we shine the spotlight on some of Australia’s best designers, artists and stylists and have them share with us what’s making them tick; anything from the best advice they’ve ever received to their favourite holiday destination. Today we chat to Juliet Love: stylist, TV presenter and author of Love Style.
1. What is your favourite holiday destination?
My favourite holiday destination would have to be Capri. My best friend Lucie was married there, and I was lucky enough to be a bridesmaid. The food, the scenery, the water, the architecture, the shopping, the people — there isn’t anything I don’t like about the Amalfi Coast. It’s truly spectacular.
2. What is the best gift you’ve ever been given?
The best gift I’ve been given is my Chanel 2.55 Bag. It was a birthday present from my husband and will last a lifetime. It’s a classic.
3. What three people would be at your perfect dinner party?
Nate Berkus for his style, Ellen DeGeneres for her humour and Deepak Chopra for his intellect.
4. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
The best advice I’ve ever been given is to live in the moment and find joy in the little things. It’s all too easy in our modern world to get caught up in the fast pace of life and forget what’s important.
5. What is your favourite piece of furniture you own?
With so much mass-produced furniture around, I love things that have a history and tell a story. My favourite piece at home is my late grandfather’s timber dining table. It’s an oval extension table that was originally my great-grandmother’s. It’s well-loved and has lots of character (i.e. scratches and dents!). My grandfather would sit at the table after school to do his homework and now my own children, Leo and Hart, sit at the table to eat their dinner. It’s very special. I’ve made it more modern by replacing the carved timber dining chairs that go with it with some more contemporary upholstered high back chairs.