Though it may sound like an odd thing to say, I am a lover of fun. I have always found great joy in my job and have relished all the adventures I have had because of it. And hopefully you see that I aim to weave a sense of fun into venues I design or the pages of my books. I love a little jolt of surprise or cheeky detail. We can't be all serious, and yes perhaps we want our homes to exude an air of grandeur, but you can't help but feel a bit of childlike abandon when you spy a slightly tongue-in-cheek detail.
And it's not only you that should enjoy adding these unexpected details that make you smile. A laugh is even more fun when it's shared, so weave in your sense of humour in a manner that might catch the eye of a friend or guest.
Here you see a considered vignette, but look a little more closely and you might catch the porcelain doll standing to the wall as if in disgrace. A detail in a larger picture that demands a closer look.
I love the way these moustached men have such presence and airs about them, but there's just something slightly comical. While the colour palette they bring to this space is refined, they also add a smile-inducing detail, which also rethinks the "pride of place" status of the mantelpiece. Design trickery that does not take itself too seriously.
The game can manifest in literal forms. I have long been collecting random gaming pieces (not whole sets), which come in handy while styling. Who doesn't love a game? And if you can draw some of that thrill into your interiors, no matter how big or small, you can enjoy the sparkle of fun and share it with friends, too.