Mia’s stunning kitchen is featured on our June 2016 cover. We chat to her about trends, social media and decor

mia-widlakeWho or what is your biggest inspiration?
People that invent useful and meaningful things that change the world.

What has been the highlight of your career?
Getting an order enquiry from Patricia Urquiola.

Your decor style in three words
Playful, masculine, warm.

Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and why?
Definitely Instagram. My heart is filled with images not words.

Favourite item in your home right now?
A soft tan ottoman.

What current trend is your favourite?
Sneakers, because they allow me to work in comfort and style. Who wants to prance around in heels?

If you could do one thing to lift a room, what would it be?
A large potted tree.

What is your favourite room in your home and why?
My lounge. When filled with art, my favourite people and a log fire, it’s the best place to spend a weekend.

What’s the best thing you ever bought?
I haven’t bought it yet, however I do love my Lehlogonolo Mashaba artwork.

What decor rule needs to be retired and why?
Feature walls, because one wall painted a different colour does not a feature make.