Name: Peter Staunton
Company: Peter Staunton Interior Design
Position within company: Creative Director
Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
Raised around interiors (Mother) & architecture (Father), I got involved in the family business of bespoke soft furnishings, with the aim of transforming into a internationally recognised design studio.
How would you describe your personal interior design style?
Raw & Refined Rock n Roll
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Music, fashion & film
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Towards the use of honest & natural materials that will stand the test of time & help save the environment (hopefully!)
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2017 and beyond.
Raw, Refined, Edgy, Honest, Longevity
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
Go with your heart
How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
A great way to highlight & promote the hard work & effort put into design everyday
What projects are you currently working on?
Large country hall with a very modern twist
Large Cotswold Arts & Crafts renovation re-invented back to its former glory
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
To continually push boundaries & create the best design & spaces I can
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
Your favourite holiday destination?
Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
Ohla Barcelona STK Milan / Mr Porter Amsterdam
Your favourite book / film / song?
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts/ Chef /Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Under the Bridge
Your favourite food and drink?
Italian / A cold refreshing beer
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon? (in no more than 25 words)
Chilling out with my family surrounded by great design
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
Too difficult to imagine!
Anything else interesting?
Having DJ’ed for years before getting into design, music has been a huge influence in my design, trying to create spaces that will awaken the senses & inspire like music does.