Interior architect Alison Henry’s home makes the ultimate use of light and space to create a sleek, chic environment that’s practical enough to accommodate four children. Read this: Interiors: All white wow! London-based international interior architect Alison Henry’s work spans two decades and includes projects ranging minimalist dating luxury hotels in Hong Kong and Singapore to homes in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, with a smattering of super-yacht interiors, furniture collections and product design in the mix. Alison lives with her husband and four children in a house in London’s Chelsea, which she recently reconfigured and extended to create an open series of white spaces.
Alison, her husband, financier Tariq Dag Khan, their two-year-old daughter Anna Cristina, and Alison’s daughters Olivia, 12, and twins Sophie and Rebecca, 15. How do you sum up your style? Free, easy, glamorous and family oriented. I am a New Zealander and always go for open and informal, chic and light.
What is your design process? Before I design anything, I consider the end result. I get a feel for the space, for the client and how they would like to live. But it is based on passion as much as practicality. Which things are important to you?