APM Group’s Megan Wynne reveals her love of interior design
Yes, I couldn’t have done it before. Well actually the business was doing really well at this point so maybe.
You have an Andy Warhol Grace Kelly print hanging proudly in a room with McCubbins and works by Arthur Streeton. What is the story?
It was the first contemporary room in the house. It’s a gift from Bruce. He asked Thomas to get it for me a few Christmases ago. For me, Grace Kelly embodies that elegance and iconic style. I love the colors of this Warhol. You know how you can get a lot of Warhols in prints and pop art? This one, you could never. It was my favorite but there are only 225 in the world. I thought: typical, the one I love, I can’t. This is important because Bruce broke the mold of his Australian Impressionist artists and bought me the handsome Warhol.
How does your passion for interiors help you with your daily work?
I think this is my relaxation from work. At night, when I calm down, I spend hours looking at blogs, Instagram, and reading indoor magazines and books. It is not with the intention of using it, it is just fun. It is my escape, it disappears there.
Your desk is probably one of the prettiest we’ve seen. Why was it important to have a beautiful desk, with the Gracie wallpaper design from Aerin Lauder’s dressing gown?
People spend so much time at work and they are so dedicated. I don’t think beautiful things necessarily cost more, it’s the thought and effort that is required to make them beautiful. Either way, office space is expensive. Our old desks had leopard prints on our pin-up boards behind our workstations.
Many bosses go to great lengths to bring employees back to the office. Should we be thinking more about the interiors?
Absolutely. You can create environments that people want to be and feel good in, even if it’s just an outdoor dining area. How we interact with our environment is really important.
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