The Tastemakers Podcast

The Tastemakers Podcast is brought to you by LuxDeco and hosted by me Jon Sharpe, LuxDeco’s Chief Creative Officer. In The Tastemakers, I sit down with some of the world’s leading names in interior design and beyond to discuss design, lifestyle and what it really means to live beautifully. Subscribe and listen for inspiration straight from some of the world’s most renowned authorities on style.

The Tastemakers Podcast Episode 1 – exploring travel-inspired design with Katherine Pooley

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Award-winning interior designer, philanthropist and LuxDeco 100 honouree, Katharine Pooley is a force of nature.

She’s won countless prestigious accolades, including ‘British Interior Designer of the Decade’, and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’.

And Katharine has visited more than 150 countries, from summiting the world’s highest mountains to driving a pack of dogs on a sled to the North Pole.

In fact, what hasn’t she ticked off her bucket list?

Katharine credits a lifelong love of travel as one of her main creative drivers and inspirations. Travelling influences her design tastes, approach and the aesthetic in her studio.

In this episode of the Tastemakers Podcast, Jon Sharpe catches up with the designer to talk about design and travel adventures and the synergies between the two.

The Tastemakers Podcast Episode 2 – maximalist Greg Natalie on channeling boldness in interior design

Interior designer Greg Natale is an award-winner for a reason. With a signature design style, he’s celebrated for colourful, unexpected interiors that really wow. 

The Sydney-based designer cultivates striking interiors and beautifully unexpected combinations. From a cobalt blue tartan rug and Chinoiserie furniture in a seaside home to a life-sized horse lamp standing in an entrance hall. He’s fearlessly creative and fascinating.

Greg has been awarded International Luxury Designer of the Year, has a growing collection of products to his name. And he’s authored two books.

In this Tastemakers Podcast, Jon Sharpe talks to the LuxDeco 100 designer about his unique style. He talks about where his design style and confidence come from, and about being brave enough to own your own personal style.

The Tastemakers Podcast Episode 3 – furniture and interior design philosophies with Francis Sultana

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Renowned creative Francis Sultana is an absolute joy to talk to. We could literally talk about interior and furniture design for days without running out of things to explore.

He’s world-famous with a list of creds a mile long and plenty of stories to share. Francis is an AD100, House & Garden 100 and LuxDeco 100 honouree. He’s also the Artistic Director of London’s prestigious David Gill Gallery, co-founder of the Design Fund for the V&A and council member for the Design Museum and the Serpentine Galleries.

Francis is a proud co-president of PAD London, jury member of PAD Paris and Ambassador of Culture for Malta.

With a reputation for designing furniture pieces which are known to double in value at auction and creating interiors which, are like liveable galleries, Francis talks furniture, interiors and art.

In this Tastemakers Podcast, Jon Sharpe taps into the creative’s inherent understanding of interior and furniture design as art forms.