Design Date with Harriet Paterson

Harriet Paterson is style director at Livingetc. With over ten years experience working on interior magazines, her visions have shaped the way we put our homes together.

She is giving a design lecture ‘Making Classic Details Work in Your Modern Scheme’ at the All Day Masterclass on Thursday 15 March at 3.00pm.

In a nutshell, how did you get to where you are today?
Lots of hard work and determination backed up with support and encouragement.

As an editor and stylist, how easy is it to reconcile inspirational interiors with utility?
I’m inspired and motivated by things which have a use. For me, that’s part of their beauty. It can be  pretty or decorative, but when it also has a function it adds so much more to our lives.

Livingetc’s March issue is ʻThe Pretty Issueʼ. What tips would you give to someone wishing
to do pretty in a fresh, modern way?
Be over the top and embrace the idea of ‘pretty’ in a big way – this is what makes a decorative and feminine scheme modern.

What are the values shaping design at the moment?
Authenticity, honesty and craftsmanship.

What is your advice for creating an individual space that gels rather than jars?
Learn from others but always be true to yourself.

Conversation in Design Ticket Information:
Booking Hotline 020 7352 1900 All Day Masterclass: £20

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