#INSIDESCOOP: NICOLE VATSELIAS OF LUMU INTERIORS
What is your creative background?
I have a background / training in Interior Decoration and Styling, Garden and Floral Design. I previously had a business in floral design for weddings and events but my passion has always been in styling and interiors.
What made you decide to open your own homewares store?
I began sourcing objects and styling homes prior for friends and colleagues. After a change in career and a divorce I decided to open a homewares and furniture store as a platform for my interior styling services. It was a natural progression and I opened my first retail store in Balmain Sydney. LuMu has become a go-to sourcing destination for designers and stylists both nationally and internationally.
What is your absolute must have piece for any stylish home?
I love a white sofa. It really doesn’t matter what style of interior you prefer, a white sofa pretty much fits into any scheme. If possible, chose a slipcovered one to make cleaning easy.
Which designers, artists or creatives are your favourite at the moment?
Interiors and architecture it’s Miami’s Briggs Edward Solomon, French duo Gilles and Boissier, Iain Halliday of BKH, and Redgen Mathieson and Pierre Jeanneret. I love Dina Broadhurst’s fabulous photography, Jacqui Fink from Little Dandelion for her extreme knitting creations. Fashion-wise I always admire blogger Maja Wyh, Emmanuelle Alt and Barbara Martello.