Life in Colour with Claire Driscoll
Claire Driscoll is truly a design chameleon. If you had to describe her style in one word, it would be sophisticated. Claire’s blending of texture, materiality, tone and colour elevates any space to one that’s timeless and elegant. The creative director at STUDIO CD lends her expertise to a diverse range of creative practices; both residential and commercial interior design and styling, editorial interior, food styling, visual merchandising, and advertising campaigns. We spoke to Claire about her trend predictions for 2022, her special spaces and what the year has in store for STUDIO CD.
What do you predict the 2022 colour and trends to be?
I’m definitely seeing more blues and deep chocolate browns appearing in colour palettes, so I predict we will be seeing plenty of those shades filtering into homes. We can also expect the re-emergence of chromes and silvers.
What are three things that are inspiring you right now?
The potential of overseas travel and planning my sourcing trips seems tantalisingly close now. I’m also really looking forward to revealing some collaborative projects I’ve been working on for a while, and engaging in new collaborations with like-minded, passionate creatives.
What are you working on at the moment?
STUDIO CD has never been busier. Our projects are always incredibly varied and currently include several residential interior projects, furniture packages, advertising and editorial shoots, collaborations and personal creative endeavors. We have a very busy, but very rewarding year ahead.
What’s your favourite space in your home? And why?
I have always considered my kitchen and dining spaces to be the heart of my home. This is where I share meals with all the people I love and indulge in my passion for cooking, which was passed onto me from my mother and now the whole family enjoys. Whilst yet to be renovated, it’s the meals that come out of my kitchen and are shared at my table, that make these my most special spaces.
What influences your personal style, home and lifestyle?
My personal space is practical, child-friendly and I like to have everything in a dedicated place or behind custom joinery. The old adage of ‘clean house, clean mind’ rings true for me. If my home or office spaces aren’t organised (or behind closed doors) my mind can’t be clear to be creative.