Design Hunter Q+A with Monica Ford
On the heels of opening her homewares and styling showroom Hamptons House, Monica Ford shares her design favourites and inspirations, echoing the languorous elegance of her brand's namesake.
Your name: Monica Ford
What you do: I’m the founder and stylist of Hamptons House Sydney
Your latest project: Just finishing curating all our Hamptons House collections from the living room to the library to the bar.
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
What is your favourite…
Car/bike/plane/boat model: my husbands Fiat Pininfarina Azzura open top
Chair model: my super comfortable Wingback that’s covered in white Belgian Linen
Residential space: Ralph Lauren’s residence in Bedford, New York
Commercial space: There are many to choose from but I think it would have to be David Jones City Store. I love the feeling when you walk through the doors, rich in heritage and its Australia’s oldest department store.
Decorative product: it would have to be “Tia” my Chital deer head I have at home.
Functional product: Andrew Cope ceramics. Every kitchen needs them. Beautifully made in his country pottery barn at Barnawartha
Handmade good: My Queen B candles. Pure Bees wax from Australian bees.
Mass-produced product: Georg Jensen for its refined, organic modern design and elegant simplicity.
Meal: White wine Mussels
Restaurant: Bathers Pavilion, I love the building
Bar: My very own bar I have at Hamptons House.
Item in your studio: My books and my magazine collection
Piece of technology: My iPhone can’t work with out it.
Historical figure: God
Fictional character: Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) from
Vice: I like a chat and am easily distracted.
Virtue: I love people
What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? It means thinking, dreaming, sleepless nights, collecting, finding, creating, learning, meeting people.