DSO: We’ve been long-standing fans of the Reliquia Collective! What inspired your first foray into homewares with Aeyre?
AP: I have always loved collecting homewares- especially while travelling. When COVID reared its little head and we all found ourselves spending more time at home, I was inspired to expand the Reliquia world into the place where we all felt most comfortable. Where I can appreciate a minimal space, I have always been a maximalist when it comes to interiors and felt compelled to provide an offering of homewares that offered a vibrant point of difference.
DSO: We love your mix of colours and shapes – are there any sources of inspiration you look towards when approaching a new piece or collection?
AP: As with our jewellery collection, I am always vintage-inspired – particularly by the 1970s and 80s. Where at first glance, the Aeyre colour offering is broad- I try to ensure that the pieces work cohesively as a group so that they can be easily incorporated and styled into any space. Today there is an endless source of imagery available at our fingertips so inspiration can come from anywhere – a unique hotel lobby, an image of someone’s living room or something as simple as photos of colourful sea glass. Spaces that instil a sense of calm while still providing a point of interest – through colour, lighting or texture are also inspiring.
DSO: Any advice for somebody trying to incorporate a little more colour into their space?
AP: Start small! Rather than investing in a hot pink couch straight away- incorporate colour with smaller accessories that can be moved around and updated regularly. Why not try a coloured scented candle, bright coffee table book or a vibrant coaster set?
DSO: What do you think is the most important thing to keep in mind when curating a home or space?
AP: Try not to be too driven by trends! I think that the home should always be a personal space and a reflection of one’s unique aesthetic, so the idea is to integrate trends in this way. When it comes to Aeyre, there are pieces that can either adorn a more neutral setting or go all out and make a maximalist’s dreams come true.
DSO: How would you style your favourite pieces from the Mode Edit?
AP: I love the idea of incorporating Aeyre into every room- our scented candle in the bedroom, Coro cups in the kitchen or dining room and a tray for all your bath-time accoutrement in your bathroom.
PHOTOGRAPHER: TRAIANOS PAKIOUFAKIS