Mon Palmer | Creative Director / Designer
How did you come to realise you wanted to design gardens and outdoor spaces?
I was in my early 20's travelling through Europe and living in London when I realised I was obsessed with how people lived in their space. I guess it was seeing if from a place of unknown that my curiosity came about.
In 2008 I took the plunge to follow my dreams and left full-time work (while with a mortgage) to study Landscaping, Horticulture and Garden Design for the next two years. I haven't stopped learning and immersing myself in the industry from the day I made the decision to give it my all and everything. No plan B.
What is it that you love most about what you do?
Having an idea, dreaming it, working it, evolving it and then watching it take shape and come to life is unreal. Making something from nothing and bringing the client along for the journey is incredible. Knowing their lives and how they live day to day is going to change because of the spaces we create is what I love.
Do you have a fave architectural style? If so, what is it and why?
I am drawn to Art Deco. I would love to immerse myself in the architecture of Miami. I also love Mid Century. To live in Palm Springs would be a DREAM! I'm not sure if it's the white buildings, form of them or the design principles... but these two styles are two of my faves!
Describe your ideal outdoor space...
It would have to be cliff side with ocean views (sunset facing)... There would be a pavilion with an infinity edge pool and it must be in a hot, tropical destination. And lots of palms and cactus. And green grass. With a beautiful beach cove below, perfect for snorkelling...