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Design Hunter Q+A with Monica Ford

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:

1) Ralph Lauren  
2) Mother Theresa
3) Audrey Hepburn

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

Drink: Champagne

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.