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Design Hunter™ Q+A with Anna Spiro

Anna Spiro of Black and Spiro interior design tells habitusliving a little bit about what great design means to her.

Your name: Anna Spiro

What you do: Interior Designer at Black and Spiro

Your latest project: Designing a wallpaper collection for Porter’s Paints

What is your favourite…

travel destination: Italy in the Summertime

hotel/place to stay: Crosby Street Hotel, NYC

airline: Qantas 

magazine:  Vogue Living 

watchmaker: I don’t wear a watch

luxury goods company: D. Porthault

three people that inspire/excite you:

     1)  My mother

     2)  UK Designer Ben Pentreath

     3)  Sister Parish

design classic: Ticking Stripes

new design: Digitally printed fabrics

type of chair: Old French chairs

meal: An Italian lunch with pastas and salads and warm fresh bread 

restaurant: Mudbrick, Waiheke Island New Zealand

drink: Weak Cappuccino

bar: Not yet opened but I’m sure it will be Mr & Mrs G Bar in Brisbane as I have worked on the design and it’s going to be gorgeous

gallery/museum: The Merchant’s House Museum, NYC

book: The Way Home by Jeffrey Billhuber

item in your studio: The framed drawings my children have done for me

artwork: My new painting by Julian Meagher

artist: Cressida Campbell

piece of technology: iphone

What is your creative philosophy? To create spaces which are wonderful, warm, interesting, unique, special, reflective of the inhabitant, comfortable, layered and full of magic.

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Searching high and low for one’s own personal Holy Grail in Design