21 Questions with Guy Goodfellow

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Guy Goodfellow is a leading designer, who creates interiors of rare elegance combining an architect’s training with an eye for beauty, and a judicious use of colour, fabrics and furniture.
He set up his own company in 2002 following eight years at Sybil Colefax and John Fowler, where he became the company's youngest-ever director; having studied Architecture in Oxford he also has an understanding and knowledge of space and classical proportions. He is frequently quoted in the media and is consistently included in international lists of the top UK decorators. 

Guy Goodfellow

While we were onsite at Syon House for Decorex’s creative shoot (pictured above with Nic Webb), we took the opportunity to ask him 21 quick fire questions.  Read on to get to know more about Guy Goodfellow’s likes and dislikes: 

What time did you wake up today?
I’ve just got back from New York so I’m a bit sluggish at the moment, so about 8am

What did you have for breakfast?
I’m a granola man

What’s the favourite thing in your office?
The fact that we now have enough room to breathe, we’ve taken on the room next door and now have a bit of space at long last

What’s the one word you wish that people in industry would stop using?
Moving forward

What’s your favourite family heirloom?
I have a portrait of my grandmother that I carry with me from house to house that I live in

What’s your favourite season?
Spring

Who’s your favourite actor?
Liam Neeson

What’s your biggest phobia?
Plastic

Leather or lace?
Leather

Vintage or new?
Vintage

Polka dot or stripes?
Stripes

What 3 items do you always carry in your bag?
Phone, car keys and a small cigar

What’s the first thing you notice about someone when you first meet them?
Teeth

Where was your best holiday?
Amalfi coast

What country have you always wanted to visit?
Jamaica

What’s your favourite drink?
Red wine in winter, rose in summer

Water – sparkling or still?
Still

What’s your favourite food?
A roast dinner

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Cigars

What has been the best invention?
The motorcar

What’s the most important thing you’ve ever learnt?
There’s something greater than me

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