Katie Lockhart is one of New Zealand’s most renowned interior designers. For more than 12 years, Katie Lockhart Studio has garnered international acclaim for its founder’s Antipodean-meets-European sensibility, with Katie’s considered touch easily identified throughout some of our most well-known restaurants, retail spaces and homes. Here the tastemaker opens the door on some of her influences.
My personal style can be defined by: A mixture of practical and slightly eccentric vintage pieces.
The last thing I bought and loved was: A daybed for our living room by Shin Okuda of Waka Waka.
Next place I’d like to travel to: Sri Lanka.
An object I would never part with is: A quilt that my Mum made me when I was little that my daughter now has on her bed.
On my wish list is: For our studio space to be finished, its being built at the moment.
An unforgettable place I visited was: Bijoy Jain’s Copper House II, Chondi, Maharashtra, India.
The design (building, person, item) that inspires me is: I really love the work of Vivan Suter.
An indulgence I would never forgo is: Organic fruit and vegetables.
The last thing I added to my wardrobe was: My husband just gave me a BODE shirt for my birthday which I love.
If I had to limit my shopping to one neighbourhood in one city it would be: It would be in Tokyo!
In my fridge you’ll always find: Organic milk, chilled water, fruit and vegetables, Asahi.
My favourite room in my house is: My bathroom.
The beauty product I can’t live without is: Sans Activator 7 body oil.
I recently discovered: How good meditation can be.
The people I rely on for my wellbeing are: My family and time in my garden.
My favourite website is: The New York Times.
The last meal I had out that truly impressed me was: The Engine Room. We love heading for a meal, it’s in our neighbourhood and the goats cheese souffle is amazing.
The one artist whose work I would collect is: Vivian Suter.
Music I’m listening to currently: Magdalene by FKA Twigs.
If I wasn’t doing what I am, I would be: A gardener.
I have a collection of: Heirloom seeds.