Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Introducing Natalie Walton

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.
Styling - Megan Morton
Photography - Amanda Prior
Story featured in Real Living Magazine


Apryll Annie said...

Thanks for sharing Anna! Natalie's apartment is lovely and her blog is wonderful too. It's great having successful Australian women like Natalie and yourself to look up to!

Anastasia said...

Thanks for the link to Natalie's blog
i really enjoy 'REal Living ' mag...its getting better and better and ive been a subscriber since it started!!

erin said...

Hi Anna,
Just wanted to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog, I live in Toowoomba (just up the hill from you) and have been trying to get to your shop for quite a while now! I am finally making the trip next Thursday and can hardly sleep I am so excited! Thanks for continuosly providing wonderful inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Great post. I enjoyed this a ton! Sounds like a fun interview.

The Peak of Chic said...

Anna- thank you for introducing us to such an interesting (and stylish!) person :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, she shares my vision for sure, thanks for directing me to her.

Very fun post!


Suzy said...

Thanks for sharing Anna, I can't get Real Living in Hong Kong, so I will be sure to read her blog (and yours!) to keep up to date with what's happening at home down under.

RP said...

Hi Anna,
I'm a huge fan of your blog and have been scouting it for some time now. I loved the feature on Natalie's home - she inspired me to buy a bentwood chair (I just love that shot in the mag pic), of which I had to bid for fiercely on ebay.

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Apryll - you're very kind!

Anna Spiro said...

I agree with you Anastasia - I think Real Living is getting better and better!!

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Erin - thanks so much for your note. I'm thrilled that you will be dropping into Black & Spiro next week. I hope I'm there to say hi to you!!

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Potter, so glad this inspired you to purchase your own bentwood! They are a classic piece, congrats on your purchase!!