Season 1, Ep. 4
Back in the 1990s, Matthew Williamson launched himself as a fashion designer, catching the eye of people like Kate Moss, Jade Jagger and Alek Wek, who helped propel him to the top of his game.
He went from keeping his collections in his bedsit to having four flagship stores around the world before gradually pivoting to interiors. He now runs a smaller - but no less successful - design studio, working on public and residential spaces, while collaborating on rug, tile and lighting launches.
This is the fascinating tale of how he went from a young fashion student to dining with Karl Lagerfeld to creating much beloved interiors schemes.
Home Truths is a product of Livingetc, hosted by Pip McCormac. This episode was sponsored by Heal's.
Season 2, Ep. 7
Bill Amberg’s luxury leather goods - his bags, his purses, his baby slings and his floors, are characterised by their buttery softness, by the caramel tones and bright colours, and by how lovely they are to touch. But although his goods tend to belong in a fairly rarfied world, Bill himself is welcoming, passionate and playful inventor, constantly looking for new ways to improve on the material that has been the enduring love affair of his career. He came of age in London at the same time as Tom Dixon, when there was a punky attitude and anything goes approach to design, and its fascinating to see how that feeling has stayed with him throughout his career. Home Truths is a product of Livingetc, hosted by Pip McCormac. This episode is sponsored by Harlequin.
Season 2, Ep. 6
Kit Kemp's hotels and books and blogs are known for a sense of wonderful, joyful refinement. Bright colours, bold patterns and a real ebullience characterise her work, seeing her become one of the most loved designers working in the industry today. Yet she has no formal training, and much of what she knows she learned on the job, by following her instinct and having an understanding of space and scale.Home Truths is a product of Livingetc, hosted by Pip McCormac. This week's episode is sponsored by Harlequin.
Season 2, Ep. 5
He has worked on some of the most revered hotels in the world, from Claridges and The Connaught to The Standard in New York, but Guy Oliver started life very differently.As a closeted gay navy recruit interiors became his retreat, and his passion led him to apprentice in some very grand Scottish homes before taking over and rebranding the agency he now runs, Oliver Laws. Home Truths is a product of Livingetc, and hosted by Pip McCormac. This episode is sponsored by Harlequin.