Carole Poirot is an interior stylist, writing about and photographing her latest adventures on her blog Mademoiselle Poirot from London. Carole is well travelled, being born in Paris and then living for some time in Germany – these experiences have shaped her creative aesthetic. She is passionate about design and loves searching for undiscovered treasures in local markets. Her goal is to make everyday as beautiful and fulfilling as possible. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Carole Poirot.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
My style is fairly neutral in colours, seasonal, easy going, not overly structured and has a ‘lived in’ look. I mix new and old, add texture and natural touches.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I chat to my clients and try to put myself into their shoes (home) to work out the direction to take. I then rely on my gut instinct which rarely fails me.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
There isn’t one person in particular. All creatives who tirelessly and often for little financial reward work on their dream have my absolute admiration. People who follow their heart and intuition rather than the money and who have the ability to see potential in others who might not have followed the narrow and straight career path so often hailed as the ideal.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
The seasons and nature. I see our homes as part of life and the seasons should be reflected. Also image-heavy blogs that show non magazine perfect interiors and influences from around the world.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Not giving up, continuing even when I just “styled for myself”, learning from other stylists and continuously working on my dream. Advice is a difficult one because everybody’s different, but ‘don’t give up’ is probably it.