Tête-a-Tat with Camilla Guinness

Updated: Sep 24


It would seem that I am becoming creepier by the week - DM'ing people I have never met has become the norm for me, and sadly it's only going to get worse since Camilla Guinness agreed to do Tete a Tat after a message out of the blue. If it yields such great results as this then I am going to persist... I have been a long-time fan of Camilla Guinness' work; her Italian home, Arniano (Amber, Camilla's daughter, has set up a painting school there with the artist William Roper Curzon - The Arniano Painting School ) fills my dreams, and her London house makes me weak at the knees. Not to mention the list of exquisite projects that she has undertaken for others, my favourite being the dramatic rooms of Villa Cetinale, home to Ned & Marina Lampton (Featured recently More Than Just A House: At Home with Collectors and Creators by Alex Eagle with Tish Wrigley). Camilla said in an article to T Magazine in 2015: 'I like things to have a bit of theatre and glamour, a bit like a film set', something which I wholeheartedly agree with. Huge thank you to Camilla for taking the time to do this absurd questionnaire.

Favourite day of the week?

Wednesday. Halfway between oh god it's Monday and Thank god, it's Friday

Christiane Amanpour a British-Iranian journalist and television host

Girl Crush?

Christian Amanpour. glamour and gravitas


Any good advice? Who gave it to you?

When Sue Crewe was Editor of House & Garden I asked her if she worried and she said ' No not really there is rarely a problem I haven't dealt with before', I always remember that. It immediately diminishes the problem.


Favourite restaurant?

The Wolseley


Favourite Book?

Anything by Phillip Roth


Favourite Tube Stop/ Line?

I don't really go on the tube, I always have too much stuff with me.


What is often your last thought before going to sleep?

Mustn't sleep on my side as causes wrinkles


What would your autobiography be called?

'I know I Put It Here Somewhere'


Boy Crush?

Rifat Ozbek

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Pampered housewife



What is the worst job you’ve done? When I was 17 being an agency cleaner with my friend Issy Blow. We used to sit on the stairs smoking and laughing about how we were always sent to do the worst jobs.



A song that can always make your foot tap?

Toots and The Maytals: 54-46 What's My Number