Anouska Hempel publishes a book on interior design
“Anouska Hempel” – the New Zealand interior designer’s book has been featured in New York Times Style Magazine.
Hempel’s style – an “elusive mixture of discipline and romance” changes course “from baroque homage to monochrome minimalism” proclaims Tom Delavan in New York Times Style Magazine.
Interestingly the interior designer never was exposed to great taste. Her father, a New Zealand sheep farmer, used to tell her she “had some fancy ideas”.
An entire chapter in Hempel’s book is dedicated to her many inspirations, which are as wide-ranging and astonishing as her work itself.
Her publication “is both a breath-taking exploration of her achievement; and an authoritative insight into how (Hempel) works”.
The designer’s style is clearly visible in her London townhouse featuring black interiors that contrast with green gardens as well as in her country house Cole Park.
Anouska Hempel, Lady Weinberg grew up in New Zealand. She began a career in film in 1962 in London before turning towards design and decorating. Besides her interior design she is known for her unconventional career path — from Bond girl to B-movie actress to hotelier to designer.
Article Source: The New York Times Style Magazine, Tom Delavan, March 23, 2015
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