Describe your home.
‘The building is unspectacular, but it’s in the heart of Mitte and just a few minutes’ walk to Soho House Berlin. I’ve lived here for five years, collecting, changing, knocking down and adding things as I go. Home means everything to me, and it’s my oasis to escape Berlin’s hustle. My job requires me to be “on” at all times, but I can manage that a bit better at home. I love to entertain, but again, that’s on my own terms here. Home is the place where I can let my hair down, if I had some.’
What are your favourite spaces?
‘My bedroom is filled with light first thing in the morning, and the wall colour makes me happy. My desk, a new addition, is a favourite spot to sit and read while I have my tea.’
Has the city influenced your home?
‘Berlin can often have a hard edge, so it’s influenced my flat in the sense that I wanted something to counteract it – something cosy, personal and sophisticated. When I started designing the space, I first looked at what existed and needed to be celebrated and then found a way to build a room around that. I chose bold colours that impart warmth and elegance – the kind of colours that people notice.’
What do you love about your neighbourhood and how does it inspire you beyond interiors?
‘Living so centrally, my neighbourhood can feel overrun with tourists and everyone going about their weekend business, but that also has its upsides. I enjoy people watching from cafes, looking at what people are wearing, what shopping bags they’re carrying, what accessories they’re sporting… Mitte is great for that because you see such a cross-section of people from near and far.’