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.