At home with Kate Aslangul

At home with Kate Aslangul

Kate studied at KLC School of Design before launching award-winning interior design studio Oakley Moore. She tells us about her inspiration and the joy of creating a well-designed home.

How would you describe your interiors style?

I’ve been fortunate to have been exposed to a wide variety of design influences over my career in luxury goods, photography and interior design in London and Paris. As a result, my style is a fusion of contemporary details with traditional vernacular. I use a mix of antiques and bespoke furniture, original objects combined with colour, texture, form and pattern to enhance every creative interior.

How do you use vintage in your projects?

I’m always on the lookout for unusual and eclectic treasures to include in our designs as they add a layer of depth and originality to our schemes. The sense for an object’s rightness in space might seem like an insignificant detail but it’s details like these that take an interior to another level.

What do you love most about sourcing vintage?

You never know what you’ll find. It’s the excitement of that gut feeling when you stumble on something unexpected – an original 1980s tapestry that will be perfect as a wall hanging or a vase found in a flea market that will make an eye-catching table lamp.  

What does home mean to you?

I’m sentimental about the concept of home as a well-designed home can shape who we are and how we live. Our homes reflect a combination of our past, present and dreams, revealing the kind of life we want to lead. I believe that if you’re happy in your home you’ll have a sense of well-being - a well-designed home can be truly life-enhancing.

Photography by Astrid Templier and Rachael Smith

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