Never afraid of a bright colour or bold pattern, interior designer and co-founder of Studio Janeattie, Micaela Sharp knows a thing of two when it comes to joyful interiors. We stopped for a cuppa to take note.
How many cups of tea do you drink every day?
I’m a bit of a tea fanatic so I’ll have at least five cups of tea every day.
If you could have tea with anyone. who would they be?
If I could have tea with anyone, I think I would have tea with Micaela Coel. From Micaela to Micaela - I would love to pick her brains on what projects she is working on next and whether I could design her house for her.
Tell us about your work...
I trained as an upholsterer and started my business quite a few years ago, but now I moved towards interior design and I also launched a soft furnishing company with my very good friend Charlotte Beevor, called Studio Janettie.
How did Studio Janeattie come about?
Studio Janeattie came about because Charlotte is a designer and I am an upholsterer, so we wanted to create things together. So Charlotte made our nine designs, which are floral and paisley and striped, and I sewed the most pretty, frilly cushions that I could.
What's the most important thing to focus on when designing a space?
When I’m designing spaces I focus a lot on textiles, so I like to layer up lots of different patterns and colours to create something really cozy.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I really get inspiration from anywhere, predominantly the natural world. Often I go out into nature and start looking at leaf patterns or other natural designs - florals for example, that brings me quite a lot of joy.