Marcia Margolius present the first Spotlight on SA Decor and Design Stand at Decorex 2016. In these posts, industry greats are asked a series of questions about their imprint on the industry. First up is Tessa Proudfoot – an award-winning, Johannesburg-based interior designer that specialises in the turnkey creation of personalised lifestyle interiors for discerning individuals and boutique establishments in the hospitality industry.
Up close and personal with Tessa Proudfoot:
SA Decor: What is your signature style?
Tessa: Comfortable, eclectic, sumptuous and individual.
SA Decor: Where do you find inspiration?
Tessa: In travel, movies and books.
SA Decor: How do you stay up to date with current trends?
Tessa: I don’t really follow trends in my work, however I really enjoy looking at blogs and reading design magazines for references to see what else is out there. I particularly enjoy the European architectural digests, as well as visiting fairs such as Maison Objet in Paris. SA Decor: What does a successful project mean to you?
Tessa: Happy clients are the first and foremost key to success. I can’t rest until I feel that the integrity of the project has been followed through to the last detail.
SA Decor: If you had to give one piece of design advice, what would that be?
Tessa: Harmony is found in balance: a great interior always has a perfect mix of proportion, texture and colour.
SA Decor: What inspired you to go into your design profession?
Tessa: As a small child, I loved paging through books with beautiful gardens and homes. From then on, I always knew I wanted to create beautiful spaces.
SA Decor: Your top five favourite pieces
Tessa: The Tulip Table, All Gold Eiffel Arm Chair, Swan Pool floats, portable pool lights and the children’s furniture- especially the Eames Ellie.
Contact: Tessa Proudfoot