Pippa Paton Design have been shortlisted for five categories in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2020. Read more about Founder, Pippa Paton, below:
Name: Pippa Paton
Company: Pippa Paton Design Limited
Position within company: Founder
Tell us a little about your background in design:
Since founding the studio 15 years ago, we have focussed on Grade II listed homes and character properties in the Cotswolds providing full service interior design, architecture and project management.
How would you describe your personal design style?
Clean & contemporary spaces fused with the historic fabric of the building with the addition of lots of texture and bold, eclectic pieces.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
I am always observing everything around me in search of inspiration which can come from anywhere at any time – the natural world, a hotel I happen to be in or a material used in an unusual way.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
In a world where everything is available, we are seeing an increasing desire for one-off artisanal and craft pieces which have provenance and a story behind them.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2020 and beyond.
– Increasing emergence of craft
– Individual one-off pieces
– Warmer tones moving away from grey to taupes and beige tones
– Spaces and pieces within them need to even more multi-purpose
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Design holistically considering everything together.
How important are The International Design & Architecture Awards?
Anything which allows for the celebration and recognition of great design is a positive force in improving the quality of design.
What projects are you currently working on?
Several Grade II listed properties in the Cotswolds including several barns, a farmhouse, a manor house and a Palladian villa.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
To continue to push the boundaries of design within the beautiful old buildings which are characteristic of the Cotswolds.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession?
I have three! Two paintings by Hazel Soan of my children when they were both two years old and a painting by Jo Taylor of my horse Spot.
Your favourite holiday destination?
The west coast of Barbados
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?
Favourite hotel – The Landing on Harbour Island in the Bahamas
Favourite restaurant – Villa Mahal, Kalkan, Turkey
Favourite bar – Anjuna, Eze Beach, South of France
Your favourite book, film & song?
Book – any design book!
Film – The Holiday
Song – Desperado by The Eagles
Your favourite food and drink?
Favourite food – anything cooked by somebody else!
Favourite drink – Champagne
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Lying on a sunbed in Barbados reading design books or browsing antique markets for one-off pieces
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
Pippa Paton Design have been shortlisted for five categories in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2020.
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