Today I thought I might do something a little different. I thought I would talk about an interesting person I have only ever talked to over the phone and via email but one that has inspired me very much.
Let me introduce Natalie Walton, deputy editor @ Real Living Magazine who I was recently priviledged to work with on the feature article the magazine did on me, my shop & my home.
Natalie Walton is one very clever and creative lady. After studying English Literature at the University of Sydney, Natalie started a career in journalism and then completed her Master of Arts in Journalism. She says that her two passions in life are writing, first and foremost and since working in her dream job as deputy editor at Real Living her appreciation for home design and style has become as much of her obsession as writing. She says "I've always been a great believer that you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes. Well, since working at Real Living, I now believe your home says much, much more."
Natalie recently talked to me about her thoughts on style which I found so interesting and I have to say that I am in complete agreement with everything she said. Natalie believes that "it's not about how much you spend, but which objects you choose and where you put them. It's about mixing and matching." She also said to me "style is not about the size of your income but about having (or at least trying to develop) a good eye and having the confidence to choose what you love. Then you can't go wrong."
A couple of months ago Natalie's Art Deco flat in Bondi, Sydney was featured in the magazine and what a gorgeous flat it is and so beautifully orchestrated with bits and pieces collected from all over the place. Certainly her own style is evident in these pictures of her flat which she describes as "slightly bohemiam with a French twist." It is also quite clear that she loves colour - maybe she was my sister in another life!!
In her spare time, Natalie writes creatively and has, for the past 5 years, been working on a novel which she says has "been such a labour of love." Her dream will be fullfilled once the novel has been published and being an admirer of people who pursue their passions and who never give up on their dream life, I am sure she won't disappoint.
Natalie recently started her own blog - Daily Imprint - which she says she "wants to be a place where people can go for a hit of inspiration." I have been reading her blog for a little while now and I am certainly inspired by this multi-talented woman!
Thanks for sharing your story so far with me Natalie. I look forward, very much, to your book being published.