Olivia Moon of Nodi Rugs on furniture obsessions, fashion icons, and Vedic meditation

Nodi’s rugs are designed to create a natural connection between people, their environment and the planet. So it’s no surprise that its Creative Director and Founder Olivia Moon has a wide range of interests and inspirations, from the Ett Hem luxury hotel in Sweden to Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions. Here she shares her muses and motivations.

When I was younger, I wanted to be: A fashion designer.

My personal style can be defined by: Jeans and a crisp white shirt.

An object I would never part with is: My wedding ring.

Charlotte Perriand.

My favourite cultural/style icon is: Architect and designer Charlotte Perriand.

I’m obsessed with the work of: Architect and furniture designer Ilse Crawford.

My favourite piece of their work is: The Ett Hem in Sweden.

Puglia, Italy.

An unforgettable place I visited was: Puglia, Italy. 

The next place I’d like to go to is: Africa.

I am inspired by: Nature.

The last thing I bought and loved was: A linen bed cover from Elias Mercantile.

Galerie Half’s Bluestone Table.

On my wish list is: A Bluestone Table from Galerie Half.

The one thing people should invest their money on when it comes to furniture is: Lighting. 

I recommend: 1stDibs for original pieces.

My favourite app is: Spotify.

The latest music I’m loving is: ‘Low’ by Chet Faker.

My favourite three pieces in our showroom right now are: Nodi’s Twisted Wool rug in Marl Grey, Jute Bamboo Loop in Slate, and Pony Braid in Natural.

My guilty pleasure is: Whittaker’s Dark Ghana Fruit & Nut. 

My secret talent is: Gift wrapping.

The best book I’ve read in the last year is: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight.

Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions.

The podcast I listen to is: Super Soul Sessions by Oprah. 

I can’t miss an episode of: The Handmaid’s Tale.

I recently discovered: Vedic meditation. 

If price were not an issue, the one artist whose work I would collect is: Joan Mitchell.

Oysters at Commercial Bay restaurant Ahi.

The last meal out I had that truly impressed me was: Eating at Ahi in Commercial Bay.

The best gift I ever received was: My children.

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received is: Get good advice, you can’t afford not to. 

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