Romona Sandon is a residential interior designer with her own design firm Romona Sandon Designs, based in Perth, Western Australia. Romona prides herself in creating lasting, bespoke homes for her clients and aims to create “time-sustaining architecture” that is matched to their lifestyle. Sustainability is a big factor for her team and they are extremely conscious of eco design principles, offering energy and water efficient technologies within their homes. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Romona Sandon.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I am an Australian Architect, Designer, Artist and Mum. I have a vocal obsession with sustainability, especially when it comes to the built environment. I’m quite eclectic in my style, influenced by my experiences and travels. I like to explore and draw from all different fields of design and share what I find with like-minded souls.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
For a design to be sustainable, it must be suited to the client and the way they live. Understanding how the client uses their home is crucial in making a space that works for them, rather than making them fit a style or trend.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
My mum, artist Melva Bruce-Babarskas. She is a rare combination of practical and creative. She has an uncanny ability to pick up design faults within seconds and come up with a multitude of alternative solutions.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Inspiration can come from anywhere, from a magazine or blog, from other people's homes, from colleagues or from the natural or man-made world. Take a key idea and run with it.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Mine was a winding and convoluted journey through science and more practical fields, travel, art and then a merging of them all in architecture studies. Don't worry about how long the journey takes, if you have a passion, you will eventually make it work for you.