At home with Badlands Studio Art Director Talisa Sutton

At home with Badlands Studio Art Director Talisa Sutton
Master of minimalism and creating visual calmness, Badlands Studio Art Director Talisa Sutton has worked for some of the world's most influential companies and brands, providing her signature touch on their identity and feel. 
Bringing her attention to a more personal project, Talisa has recently refreshed her living space, in her Sydney based home, where she lives with her husband and daughter. The designer's style is reverberated throughout her home's fresh and unfussy furnishing and interior details...  


What does your home mean to you and how does it reflect the things that are most important to you?

Home is everything to me. It’s where I spend time with family, cook meals, read books, play with my daughter and run my business. Because I spend so much time here, it feels like a very direct reflection of what matters most - a space for my daughter to learn, play and grow; a cosy living and dining area for relaxing and family meals, and an outdoor area where my daughter is learning all about gardening and composting. Currently eating shallots fresh from the herb garden is her favourite thing. That, and her swing!

How would you describe your interior aesthetic?

I’m a minimalist at heart, but I also love my interiors to feel warm and inviting. I would say somewhere between mid-century modern and Scandinavian when it comes to design aesthetic. 

You’ve added our Bamboo Silk to your living room, what was it about this particular rug that appealed to you?

I was drawn to the texture and tone. It feels very luxurious while also having a low profile that works well in the space. The warm grey colour also perfectly complimented the other neutrals I had started putting together in the room - we have white walls and windows coverings, so I wanted to create a sense of warmth within the furnishings.



What kind of feel were you looking to create in this space? How have you worked to achieve this?

I wanted the space to feel warm and inviting. As much as I love everything to look organised and minimal, I also want it to be a cosy space that we can enjoy spending time in as a family. 

We hope that your new Nodi rug will become an heirloom piece for you to treasure forever, do you have other pieces in your home that hold this quality?

Definitely - our new rug is already such a treasured piece, and I love how it pulls our living room together. We have a few other pieces that also feel very special, and I hope to keep forever to one day pass down to our daughter. They include our vintage Caprani floor lamp from Denmark, our USM media unit, ceramics and textiles collected on overseas trips which us remind us of some of the special places we have visited, and our collection of artwork. I love supporting emerging local and overseas artists, and I have quite a sentimental attachment to all of them. 


Images by Si Kirk


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