I sat down (virtually) with my mum, the most fashionable woman I know! When she says she's a stylist and designer most assume she means in fashion (because of how stylishly dressed she is). She's actually an interior designer for commercial and residential properties, a food & interior stylist and curator of Leicester Gardens, a unique and magical event / shoot space on the North Shore in Sydney. She's also the best mum.
Here's what we chatted about, on this occasion...
WHO: Kim Belinda Taylor.
CURRENT LOCATION: Sydney, Australia.
STORE: Di Nuovo.
BEACH: Palm Beach.
BAR: Charlie Parkers.
CREATIVES: Cass Stokes, an amazing food stylist - @cassswho
STAR SIGN: Cancer.
BEST PLACE TO TRAVEL: Mallorca of course - where my gorgeous daughter Dolli lives ! Otherwise Italy, especially Rome.
MOST PRIZED POSSESSION: My Children without a doubt, but if we are not talking people then my ring that was given to me by my husband for my 50th birthday. Oh and my dog Wally, he makes a great assistant.
FAVOURITE FOOD: Truffle pasta and rocket and buffalo salad with amazing oil and caramelised balsamic dressing.
WHO YOU'RE MOST INSPIRED BY: I am most inspired by my children because of their amazing tenacity and resilience.
WHAT YOU DO: I am an Interior Designer working on residential and commercial projects. From creating a bar in someones house to re-designing a members club or apartment complex. I am a food stylists and have styled shoots and also cookbooks, such as Belinda Jeffrey's. My home has become my physical portfolio, an event space - Leicester Gardens hosts weddings, special events, film, photoshoots and many soirees. I love people and I love decorating, I thought what better way to enjoy both than to combine them to create and curate Leicester Gardens, my home is my oasis and I love to share it.
THE DEFINING MOMENT THAT LED YOU TO BE A DESIGNER: My mother asking me to help her in her curtain business and it grew from there .
WHEN YOU'RE NOT DESIGNER, YOU ARE: I live, eat and breathe my projects when they are on - I find it difficult to separate work from my creative thoughts so its often rare you will find me not designing! Though, when I do break away, I love to cook.
IF YOU WEREN'T A DESIGNER YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN: A doctor or a Creative Director in fashion.