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The Design Questionnaire - Kris Turnbull

January 2018 - Love Happens Magazine
Love Happens Magazine Interview Kris Turnbull

When it came time to pick the first creative and influential design mind we wanted to pose our Proust-style Design Questionnaire to we couldn't wait to see what Belfast-based interior designer Kris Turnbull's answers revealed about his personality.
Dedicated to creating a perfectly tailored style for each of his clients while always infusing his signature sense of luxury, Kris and his namesake interior architectural studio are recognized globally for their unique and inspiring residential and hospitality projects alike.

Take a peek into Kris's mind, luxuriate in the beauty of his work and make sure to pick up a copy of our next issue for a look inside another fabulous design mind.

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT HAPPINESS?
Having balance in my life…loving, and being loved in return!

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?
Buying a Gothic stone church and converting the stunning building into my design studio!

YOUR COCKTAIL OF CHOICE.
Love to start the night in Saphyre Restaurant with an Emerald predinner… depending on the night a Caipirinha always hits the spot for a night on the town!

Design QuestionnaireWHICH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVERUSE?
"I hear what you are saying…but…" closely followed by, "Sounds like a great idea however…" A few of the classics with my clients, always gets a laugh.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
Designing, presenting & furnishing private residences for members of an International Royal Family.

IF YOU WERE TO DIE AND COME BACK AS A PERSON OR A THING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A Mandarin fish.

WHAT PROFESSION DOES YOUR ALTER EGO HAVE?
Hip hop & street dancer.

THE PROJECT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET.
Private residence on The Bishops Avenue London.

YOUR DESIGN FETISH.
Creating personal, unique & original spaces.

THE MOST TIMELESS DESIGN.
Timeless design is all about quality & being aesthetically pleasing. Only well-executed interior design can be beautiful and truly timeless.

WHAT´S YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNER?
Portugues design house Oitoemponto.

Kris Turnbull InterviewYOUR FAVORITE DECADE.
1920's.

YOUR CONTEMPORARY MUSE OR INSPIRATION.
India Mahdavi.

YOUR HISTORICAL MUSE OR ICON.
Angelo Donghia.

THE DESIGN FAUX PAS YOU CAN TOLERATE MOST.
Under lit interiors.

THE DESIGN FAUX PAS YOU CAN TOLERATE LEAST.
Beautiful fabrics badly produced as curtain treatments.

YOUR DESIGN MOTTO.
"We are what we think, all that we are arises from our thoughts, with our thoughts we make the world."

WHAT'S NEXT?
Keep doing what we are doing… designing amazing spaces across the world!

WHAT 3 WORDS COME TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK OF KOKET.
Glamorous - Bold - Fashion.

LOVE HAPPENS WHEN…worlds collide.

Written by - Natalia Vilaca