We are so excited to introduce our followers to Crea Henry, Principal Designer and founder of Hampton Rowe Design. She is our latest design crush, and you may have seen her designs on our Instagram! We had the chance to get to know Crea a little better in our recent interview, and her approach to design really resonated with Dorai. Read on to see how she broke into the industry, what her design pet peeve is, and more about her sustainable must-haves! Be sure to check out her website and follow her on Instagram at @hamptonrowedesign.
D: How did you get into interior design? Has it always been a passion of yours? Tell us about yourself!
Where do you gather inspiration for your work?
Your style is "Laid Back Luxury", and we love your modern approach. Why is that important to you?
Can you give us 5 tips for achieving form and function in the bathroom? How about in the kitchen?
How do you factor in sustainability in your design work?
Do you have any sustainable product must-haves for the kitchen and bathroom?
"It's really attention to every detail to maximize your experience of life. It is important that I give people the best backdrop to experience all of life's moments."
What is the biggest struggle for you in the industry right now?
Do you have a design pet peeve?
One of my design pet peeves would have to be poorly placed electrical. A well placed light switch or receptacle is something you don't notice when it's done right but that you notice when they're not. I put a lot of thought into their placement, their function and how they fit in that space. For instance, light switches function and aesthetics. In terms of function, you shouldn't have to walk through a dark room to get to a light switch. When it comes to aesthetics, I wouldn't want to specify a trim but have placed a switch too close to it and now have to cut into that trim so it could fit. I hide them, I put them in the sides of cupboards so they aren't in full-slab back-splashes, I get plates that are different colours. I could go on about them all day.