It's too hard to pick just one! The very best I can do is narrow to a dozen: Elsie de Wolfe, John Fowler, Sister Parish, David Hicks, Billy Baldwin, Gil Schafer, Thomas O’Brien, Barbara Barry, Suzanne Kasler, Darryl Carter, Ray Staples, Tommy Smythe.
2 Where do you look for an obscure source of inspiration?
Every time I pass Marshmallow Fluff at the grocery store I think, “Wow, I’d love to design a room inspired by that packaging.”
3 Favourite restaurant
Le Reminet, Paris. It’s tiny, decorated with antique gilt framed mirrors, crystal chandeliers and deep purple velvet banquets. The food and wine are exquisite and there’s a view of the Seine and Notre Dame. Need I say more?
4 What’s your favourite room to decorate?
The bedroom. It's a personal space and it plays such an important role in one’s state of mind. I love decorating bedrooms because they’re filled with fabric elements -- fabric is my weakness!
5 What’s your current paint colour obsession?
My current obsession is not a colour but a finish. I’m planning to paint a room in my house in a deep dark high gloss finish – very Billy Baldwin. I'm still deciding between chocolate, navy and charcoal grey.
A bedroom that Margot designed using only IKEA products.