HI PAUL

Meet Paul, Arts Manager / Theatre Producer.

Your favourite blend of tea?
Mariage Frères Marco Polo would have to be my favourite, described as a marvellous fruity and flowery black tea.

Where do you love to drink tea?
Sitting in the garden that we’ve just created soaking up the morning sun and watching the world go by.

How would you define your home style?
We’ve used a lot of neutral tones in a range of textures, with accents of brighter colours. Our furnishings are a comfortable combination of classic mid 20th century furniture from the likes of Arne Jacobsen, Eames and Saarinen, integrated with modern pieces, contemporary artwork & items collected while travelling.

Your favourite piece?
Our Gemma Smith Boulder sculpture – it caught my eye when I was leaving the Melbourne Art Fair a few years back. I love the faceted translucent surfaces that change colour as they catch the light.

Describe your perfect Melbourne day.
Walking from home each morning to the most beautiful workplace which is in an historic building in Flinders Lane. I’ll take a different route each day, discovering something new and seeing Melbourne through the eyes of a tourist. After a day in the office, I like to catch up with some theatre, followed by a late night drink at Cumulus Up.

Favourite place in the world?
I’ve been fortunate to travel to many different parts of the world for business & pleasure.
Although this is broad choice, my favourite part of the world would have to be Europe – I love its diverse history, culture, landscape, architecture and food – all in relatively close proximity. Highlights for me include theatre in London, the Hermitage in St Petersburg, the turquoise waters of Lake Bled in Slovenia, the history & modernity of Berlin, and the scent & flavours of Turkey.

What makes you most happy?
Spending time with family and friends. I’ve also consciously changed the direction of my career to focus on something I am truly passionate about, and making it happen has been really rewarding.

Your personal motto?
I’m not going to die wondering.

See Paul’s home style