Afternoons with: Anthea Poulos  | Elle Decoration South Africa

In the mood to meet someone rad? Even better, to see what their home looks like? We spent the afternoon with Anthea Poulos; strategist, youth culture specialist and director at brand consultancy The Bread, but most importantly lover of all things random and collector of everything.

Anthea describes her home as looking a bit like a gift shop; it’s full of collections of things from all the places she’s visited and the people she’s met. Graphic, fresh and jovial with a distinctly African edge, this gal and her house should be on your radar.

Afternoons with: Anthea Poulos  | Elle Decoration South Africa

Best thing about living in Joburg?
The massive and bizarre array of people, and watching it grow. We’re figuring ourselves out which means everyday something new and awesome happens.

What makes a house a home?
The small things- the flowers, the little toys that you love, the stuff you bring in with stories… once the big furniture purchases are complete.

Afternoons with: Anthea Poulos  | Elle Decoration South Africa
Anthea’s bedroom wall is painted in her favourite colour at the moment – Blush.

What is your favourite space in the house?
Definitely my bedroom, it’s the calmest. The colours relax me and most importantly- it gives me the space to clear my head.

Make your home about you, don’t worry about trends or what people consider right or wrong. Do what feels right. Make it so that every time you walk in the front door- you smile.

antehjhcollage
Most extravagant home purchase?
I’ve never really spent that much on one particular item, but on the whole I spend most of my money on art.

IMG_2344
If you didn’t live here, where would you be?
Definitely New York!antheuytcollage
What’s playing on your iPod?
At the moment Kaytranada & Childish GambinoAfternoons with: Anthea Poulos  | Elle Decoration South AfricaAfternoons with: Anthea Poulos  | Elle Decoration South Africa
What you watching?
Orange is the New Black and The Americans

Where you going for dinner?
Cornuti Stella e Luna in ParkhurstAfternoons with: Anthea Poulos  | Elle Decoration South AfricaAfternoons with: Anthea Poulos  | Elle Decoration South AfricaAfternoons with: Anthea Poulos  | Elle Decoration South AfricaFollow Anthea on Twitter here and http://antheaknowsbest.tumblr.com