We interviewed Max Egger, Interior Stylist for World of Interiors, about his recent shoot ‘Table Talk’ featuring Mylands paints.
Q: When did you decide you wanted a career as a stylist?
A: The first time I stepped into the World of Interiors office, it was like fitting a jigsaw piece into a puzzle
Q: What makes The World of Interiors so special?
A: It’s independence.
Q: Tells us about your October issue shoot?
A: It’s a Shortlist story featuring tables for, or that could be used in a Kitchen. The set has been painted to resemble a gingham tablecloth. I wanted something bright and with a sense of movement, to help balance the dense nature of something as solid as a table.
Q: Do you have a design/interior design hero?
A: John Fowler (of Colefax and Fowler)
Q: Creating innovative and inspirational features every month must be challenging for the team, tell us about your creative process?
A: I want to style in a way that enhances and compliments the focus of the feature. Mostly the idea grows quite organically from an initial thought, other times it just pops fully formed into my head. I always start by considering the qualities and/or uses of whatever I am featuring. Museums galleries, books and Google, are great sources of inspiration.
Q: Colour is key in your work; do you have any favorite paint colours?
A: Mortlake Red – I want to paint my whole house in it.
Q: How would you describe your own style?
A:. Hmmm, striped fabric and plates on the wall.
Q: Any simple tips for creating a welcoming space?
A: Easy. Buy what you like, if a space represents you, it will feel welcoming. And always have tea or gin at the ready, time dependent.
Q: What are your colour predictions for winter 2016?
A: I’d really like to see mustard yellow have it’s moment.
Q: And 2017?
A: Grass green!
To see more of Max Egger’s creative work read the October issue of World of Interiors.