Tamsin Johnson's international high-end residential projects reflect her signature ability to combine pieces from across decades and continents in ways that feel understated and natural. This knack for appearing effortless brings the ultimate level of sophistication to her work.
Johnson favours elements of surprise and sense of play in her design, as evident in contrasts of scale, the bold use of art, and the sculptural nature of the furniture she selects or commissions. Her spaces celebrate comfort, character, and user-friendly design, and this philosophy is tangible in her showroom, where a veneration of European heritage is balanced with characteristics of modern, coastal Australia. Under Johnson's artful eye, traditional pieces become unexpectedly lighter, and a sense of luxurious ease pervades.
In a trade which requires an eye for historical value, the objects Johnson sources and collects to accent her interiors have contemporary appeal – everything feels relevant and persuasive, as if even the most formal of objects could sit comfortably by your bedside. Johnson gracefully shares her ideas, images, and stories to illustrate these principles for readers, resulting in a book that is both a rich visual resource and design reference.
About the Authors
Tamsin Johnson Interior Design operates globally, with projects in New York, Paris, and London. Johnson's fashion training in London and a stint with Stella McCartney pre-dated a course at the Inchbald School of Design in London. Moving back to Australia, Johnson worked for Sydney studio Meacham Nockles McQualter, designing restaurant and cafe spaces, retail stores, and homes across Sydney and Melbourne. She established her own design practice in 2013.
Fiona Daniels is an Australian freelance writer and book editor with a passion for interior design.
Edward Clark is a veteran of the Melbourne antiques trade.
Creative director Alex Eagle is the founder of The Store X concepts in London and Berlin.
Lucy Folk is a Paris-based, Australian-born jewelry and accessories designer.