An exciting interior-talk with Judith of lifetime-pieces.com
My sweeties, today, it’s interview-time again. If you haven’t read those first two interviews I did in cooperation with TRIANGLE* already, you can check out interview number one here and interview number two here. But for those of you who have already discovered those first two interviews in the past two months, you can be really excited for today’s interview session number three.
Because today, it’s all about the topics interior and design. For that, I did an interview with lovely Judith whom I’ve been following on Instagram @lifetimepieces for a long time now, and for a while, also on her blog lifetime-pieces.com. For that reason, I was so excited to meet her in person!
I really love interior, architecture and design, so I wanted to ask Judith a thousand questions. But sadly, we didn’t have too much time, so I restricted myself to the most important things I wanted to ask her. In the end, a great interview has come of it and you may read it today. As you can see, we really had a lot of fun doing this interview, too!
So, lean back and relax and enjoy reading this cool interview. I really hope you’ll find it as exciting as I do and perhaps, you’ll let me know in the comments?
Interview with Judith Mosqueira Do Amaral:
Ricarda: Dear Judith, please do explain your job in one single sentence.
Judith: As an interior-designer, I create the interior of spaces like apartments, restaurants and shops.
R: Describe yourself in three words.
J: Creative, curious, authentic.
R: What do you think do other people appreciate about you the most?
J: Funnily enough, I just recently had a talk with two friends on just that topic. Honesty, conscientousness, loyalty and endurance were among those positive qualities that came up about me. Doesn’t sound very exciting but these values are important to me, so I enjoyed that my friends saw these in me.
R: Do your tastes in design, interior and fashion influence each other? If so, how can you see that?
J: Yes, very much. In both cases, I like it clean and minimal. I like enjoy design-classics, both in fashion and design, and like to combine those classics with modern living- or fashion-accessories. I like to mix the old and the new, high and low key, classics and modernism. Most of all, I believe that my looks should always be relaxed. You have to feel good and enjoy yourself.
„I rather save on something special that will last a long time than to follow every trend.“
R: When did you first become interested in design, architecture and interior?
J: I grew up in a family of architects, which certainly supported my feeling for aesthetics and design. Even as a young kid, I enjoyed always re-decorating my own room. And it stayed like that until today. There is nothing more exciting for me than to create a new interior concept. The aim is always to create rooms with form, colour and different materials, that will meet the individual taste of the owner. I want the customers to feel like I reflected their own kind of style.
R: What do you think will be the next big interior trend?
J: Nature and high-tech. This might sound a bit strange at first, but everything is possible these days. Modernism and valued things can be perfectly go together. The trend is using natural materials like wood, marble, terazzo, natural leather and weaved willow. Harsh forms move towards soft, organic ones with matte surfaces. The colours are warm earthy tones, rosé and accents in bright primary colours.
Comfortable living has become more important again, the current ‚Hygge’ trend shows this. We want to spend more time with our families and friends again, to feel comfortable and enjoy the nice things in life.
Together with all that nature and comfort, we mix modern parts like smart home apps that make our living much easier and more technical.
„In every corner, you can find the perfect Instagram-pic here.“
R: As a pro, what do you say about the detail loving interior world of TRIANGLE?
J: It is simply beautiful. You enter and suddely, you feel cozy and almost at home in a combination of light grey, nude and soft rosé. Plants, wood and a cozy carpet make the Hygge-feeling just perfect. A young, modern scandi-style with a lot of love for little details. I love the coffee-table-books, pictures, cushions and decor-elements. In every corner, you can find the perfect Instagram-pic here.
R: Since when have you been blogging and did it chance at all since then?
J: I have been active on Instagram and Pinterest for many years, now. At some point, I got more and more messages with questions about my pictures and I missed the chance of going more into depth with my topics, so I decided to open a blog and write longer articles. Since 2016, I’ve been blogging on lifetime-pieces.com and I enjoy it very much.
R: Ah yes, your blog is called „Lifetime Pieces“ – what are your favourite pieces that you have been owning for a long time already?
J: There are a few design-classics, like my Arco arch lamp, my tulip chairs and the Pipistrello lamp. Those are timeless „Lifetime Pieces“, simple and elegant. I really admire those old masters of the Bauhaus Era, who created such perfect designs about 60, 70 years ago, that are still absolutely relevant today.
R: Which three TRIANGLE-pieces from the current collection do you find especially „instagrammable“?
J: I love stripes very much. They are timeless and always instagrammable. TRIANGLE currently offers very lovely striped pieces at the moment like the cozy long-cardigan with front-patches, the blue, striped trousers and the striped burgundy red scarf. Stripes on stripes on stripes. Those, by themselves, very classic pieces turn into something super exciting when they are combined with each other. A look that I am seeing a lot at the moment, both online and offline.
„I love the burgundy red scarf as a colourful detail.“
R: Which of your clothes would you describe as modern classics – as „Lifetime Pieces“?
J: My trench coat, the Reissue Flap Bag and all my striped shirts. True classics in their simplicity. I have been wearing them for decades and they never get old but survive every trend. This is what turns them into such special pieces.
I really feel so well in this kind of outfit, because in this way, you’re never over- or underdressed. You can wear it casual with jeans and loafers or sneakers or more elegant with a black skirt and pumps.
R: Which new favourite piece did you discover in the current TRIANGLE-collection?
J: My favourite is the creat striped navy pair of pants. A beautiful classic for every occasion that I believe belongs into every closet. For a business-meeting, I’d combine it with a white blouse, for a home-office day, with a casual shirt.
„Again and again, my beloved striped shirts – […] true classics…“
R: Do you currently have a colour scheme that you enjoy the most?
J: Oh, there is this lovely quote from Coco Chanel:
“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
This is basically what I’m thinking, too. In my home, I really enjoy the #allwhiteeverything style and in a fashion outfit, I believe nothing beats a classic black and white look.
But in my closet, you can also find blue, grey, nude and camel. Perfect colours to mix and match among each other. In this way, you can create lots of different outfits with very few single pieces of clothing.
But I love red on my lips and nails and yellow in my accessories like scarfs or bangles.
„Sometimes, a gesture says more than a thousand words.“
R: Do you have a life motto?
J: Yes, clearly: „Less is more“. That sentence suits so many areas, because minimalism makes life so much easier. When it comes to interior, it is truly important to me, but also when it comes to fashion and design. In my flat and in my closet, I am always sorting out all those things that I don’t need anymore and that makes my life so much lighter and easier. It helps you focus on the most beautiful and important things in life. This is also true for real life. Sometimes, a gesture says more than a thousand words and trusting your intuition on some things might bring you further than working on something for weeks and months and making it more and more complicated in the process.
R: How do you calm down after a stressful week? Do you have rituals?
J: Oh yes, my Friday night ritual relaxes me a lot: cooking something tasty, taking a long bath, getting comfy on the couch with a lot of cushions and watching a nice movie or listening to some good music. Perfect!
„In my flat and in my closet, I like reducing the amount of things to those that I truly and really need or enjoy looking at.“
R: Where is your personal happy place?
J: My happy place is at the sea. For me, there is nothing more beautiful than sandy feet, salty skin, wind in my hair and the sound of the sea in my ears. But basically, my happy place is everywhere when there are people I love around.
R: Dear Judith, thank you so much for this great interview!
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Photography: Max Bechmann
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