I have just being reading in 'The Age Good Weekend' magazine an extract from Sophia Loren's autobiography. She talks about her relationship with Cary Grant (lucky woman). But what she says is really interesting. I quote:" Cary and I would talk about or dreams, which weren't about fame or wealth - which we already had, along with the respect and love of the whole world- but the more intimate dreams, which many took for granted: the miracle of a house, a person with whom to laugh and share one's life. What kind of house would you like? Do you care for dogs?" I can identify with these words. I have never been interested in fame, fortune or even power. I just want to have a good life, a small life, for example, close friends that I don't have to impress, to maintain the friendship and I enjoy helping people reach their potential and achieve their dreams which is why I enjoyed teaching. Owning a simple house that is one's sanctuary is also important. It doesn't mean its the latest fashion, but it can still be aesthetically pleasing and contain objects that have meaning to my life. And the dog comment I also identify with. As I sit writing this Ernest our little spaniel is curled on the leather sofa, sound to sleep and Doris the black cat is too curled up on her bed, safe in the knowledge that her little family is close by. These are some images of things that make me content and make my life good.
Hi I am Elizabeth an interior designer who lives in Melbourne, Australia in a little Californian Bungalow cottage with my partner, Max, who is also an Interior Designer, and our beloved furry children, Doris & Ernest. I believe that design can make our lives more rewarding and productive. I love, architecture and design theory but my everyday passion is fabrics and decoration, as I don't think we should get too serious but have fun with our homes and enjoy the process of creating our own environments. I am interested in classic cars, and collect Georgian and Mid Century furniture.