An Interior Soul
Meet Kirsten Bookallil, interior & event stylist and one of my closest friends. Her working titles include Vogue Living to Harper’s Bazaar, she traveled the globe and still finds time to gut & renovate houses in between (including mine) and with immaculate taste. Creativity runs in the family – often inspired by her super famous artist uncle William Kentridge!!!
“Living near the water is such a luxury. I swim everyday in summer & in winter it relaxes me just looking at the ocean.”
“A few books that I’m reading bedside & Hermes boxes. A present that gives twice – I love the colour.”
“I love the history & shape of the bamboo chair, originally from the Raffles hotel in Singapore.”
“I love Tom Ford’s packaging maybe more than the fragrance. The Marni necklace & Julia Leigh book (my best friend’s sister who wrote the perfect novel in ‘Disquiet’) both make me happy.”
I lived in South Africa until I was 12 & this is a mix of things I’ve collected from there & on travels to America, Asia & Europe. Tokens are a nice way to remember a place.”
“Flowers are an extravagance & a necessity.”
“There aren’t many pieces I lust after but I’d wanted this Fortuny lamp for years.”
“The cat’s had a go at eating the poor stuffed budgie & the kids pat it all the time but it’s the perfect pet. No mess.”
“I love this apartment because of its size & scale, period features, great light from lots of windows & Redleaf pool.”
“We drove to Canberra to pick up Monte our Burmese cat. The best trip we’ve ever made.”
POSTED BY Romy
Kirsten’s boyfriend Nik Howe took these shots, though not a traditional photographer we gave him a new occupation for the day!