The Creators with Anna Unwin
Interview with Anna Unwin
UK-based interiors stylist, Anna Unwin, has forged a reputation as the go to person for sourcing bespoke pieces that complement simple yet refined interior spaces. Her carefully curated collection includes antique, mid century and vintage objects. Each piece has been chosen because of its strong design as well as its idiosyncrasy. Anna’s refined ‘eye’, as well as her extensive experience as an interior stylist and her background in textiles, enables her to discover those unique pieces – antique, mid century or vintage – that create a special dialogue between space, colour and form.
When did know you wanted to work in interiors/design?
From a very young age I was aware of my environment and how it made me feel. I was never happier as a child than when I was rearranging my bedroom or flicking through my mother’s old wallpaper sample books.
Tell us about your creative process and how you curate such wonderful pieces?
I am quite focused and mainly source pieces that I would want to own, items that will stand the test of time. I’m definitely like a magpie, I’ll look for pieces to source wherever I am in the world - that’s the stylist in me.
What or whom is currently inspiring you?
I am, as we all have been, living a very different life at present and have learned to take pleasure from the simplest things especially from my home. I am inspired by timeless minimal interiors that calm the mind and create peace, John Pawson’s instagram account definitely inspires and calms the mind.
What is your proudest moment to date?
My daughters make me proud daily.
What has kept you inspired through the last year?
My daily walks in the countryside where I live. I have enjoyed watching the seasons change and have taken inspiraton from nature’s colour palette.
What are you looking forward to?
I can’t wait to travel and visit the international fairs. I also can’t wait for the AU pop up at the Jigsaw Westbourne Grove store which is launching on the 11th June. Come and visit!
Why did you choose these pieces from Jigsaw?
I chose these pieces from Jigsaw because they are classic and stand the test of time. I love the contrast of the butter soft leather trousers with the softness of the cashmere.
You can see a carefully curated edit of AU at Jigsaw, Westbourne Grove from 11 June - 10 July.
190-192 Westbourne Grove,
London, W11 2RH