VESTA SPOTLIGHT: MEET OUR NEW DESIGNER, JONNY
Introducing Jonny, the latest interior designer to join the Vesta family. Since studying Interior Design at Chelsea College of Arts, Jonny has worked across residential interior design, Build to Rent, and showhome design projects.
We caught up with Jonny to chat about his design experience and how architecture and travel inspire his designs...
What's your background in design?
I grew up in a creative household. My mother was a music teacher and my father was a talented amateur artist so I've been surrounded by creativity my whole life. I initially studied music upon leaving school and worked for a special orchestral tour operator for a number of years, but left this to pursue my passion for interior design a few years ago.
How would you describe your personal design style?
I love various styles and draw on different influences depending on the brief, however, I'd describe my personal design style as contemporary, considered, and relaxed.
"As a lover of Japanese design, I like to use clean lines, natural materials, and muted palettes, sometimes layering these with bolder accent pieces for an unexpected twist."
What's your favourite thing about being an interior designer?
I love the variety of the job. From concept through to installation no two projects are ever the same, meaning I'm always
learning and growing as a designer and there's a great feeling of satisfaction when a scheme comes together.
Jonny styling a recent INVESTA showhome project
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Sometimes the textures and colours in a piece of artwork can be the start of an entire scheme. Other projects can be inspired by a building's architectural style and history. I love the outdoors and find nature's colours, shapes, and textures a great source of inspiration. I also love to travel and experience other cultures. Some highlights that have inspired me include Japan, Iceland, and Australia.
Have you felt inspired by anything you've seen lately?
I recently went to Seville and loved the Moorish architecture. Some of the geometric ceramics, although hundreds of years old, are entirely timeless and showcase some amazing colours and patterns. The Royal Alcazar was a highlight of my trip, especially the gardens.
Do you have a favourite Vesta project?
I love the clean lines and mid-century style of The Modern.