Social Togetherness: Suzy Hoodless

Interior designer, Suzy Hoodless, discusses the impact of working from home on family life and the creativity and enrichment that has flourished during the pandemic.

Social Togetherness: Suzy Hoodless

Wheres home for you? 

Ladbroke Grove

What are the highlights of your home-working day?

Sitting around our 10 seater Another Country table. It’s now a desk for us to work and our 3 children to home school. It’s chaotic and challenging but very special at the same time. We have been enjoying ordering food from local artisans and cooking madly. Maths lessons turned in to home economics lesson this morning with Teriyaki mackerel for lunch.

What creative pursuits are you doing now that you ordinarily wouldn't manage if the world were at its normal pace?

Every weekend we tour a different country. Last week we had Spanish day, we made paella, painted the Spanish flag (a mistake as the emblem is very intricate) watched Flamenco dancing and listened to Spanish music.

Are you learning a new skill, craft or hobby?

I have taken up embroidery with my eldest daughter

What positive change might come from Covid-19 for you, or your wider community, or the world at large?

To slow down, be more present and more mindful.  To go back to basics, buy local, travel less 

Any interesting projects, exhibitions or launches for later this year that you can share?

We have just finished an apartment in Mayfair we have worked on with Thomas Croft architects.  We have worked on it for over two years, it’s highly bespoke with collector level Scandinavian furniture

Given time to reflect, what would be your wish for a new piece of furniture or lighting?

I want a daybed for the garden to seat two. 

Any music or podcasts you would recommend?

I am enjoying How to Fail podcast

A big thank you to Suzy for taking the time to speak to us.

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