Interview with Pamela Billinghurst

You’ve been in the design business for a number of years now. Have you developed a specific design philosophy?

My intention as a designer is to improve the everyday lives of my clients, using timeless aesthetics, specifying authentic materials, and creating moments of delight while staying true to modernist design principles such as simplicity and function. Taking a thoughtful approach to each project, I aim to strike a balance between refinement and playfulness.

What do you value most in the clients you work with?

I have had the opportunity to work with incredible clients over the years, many of whom have become good friends.  I like to partner with people who have an appreciation for quality, who value sustainability, and who see the design and construction process as a collaboration.  I find immense joy in working with people who recognize good design and understand the time that it takes to achieve an excellent result.

Do you have a dream project that you would like to work on?

I have always dreamed of working on a modern lake house with an Airstream on the property, which would be a project within a project.  My dream commercial interior design project is a children’s toy and clothing boutique.  I love designing interiors for kids; spaces that are playful, engaging, and yet minimal are a fun challenge!