1 If you could shadow any designer for a day, who would it be?
Mitchell Gold: Bob Williams. My colleague has impeccable taste, a real common sense about what he does and he puts a house together beautifully.
2 Where do you look for an obscure source of inspiration?
MG We were recently on vacation in South Africa and the first lodge we stayed at had the most extraordinary colours on the walls that I'd seen in a long time. There was this soft creamy off-white that we recreated and it works with everything we do -- we call it crème. Also, there was a blue that had a chalky feel to it, like you had mixed blue paint with white chalk so we came up with a whole series of colours -- a chalky blue, chalky green, chalky pink -- and it all worked incredibly.
3 Favourite restaurant?
MG 44X in New York -- it's at 44th and 10th. It's painted this pretty yellow and white combo with black and white awnings that give it a really modern, simple feel. I've had macaroni and cheese all over the world, but this place really makes the best.
4 What's your favourite room to decorate?
MG I'm a bedroom person. Unless I'm having company, I'm in the bedroom with the TV and computer on. For end tables I like to have two, with lots of storage so everything is accessible.
5 What's your current paint colour obsession?
MG My current one is a soft army green.
Celina bed from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams