House Tour: This interior designer's home has bold colours and a mix of patterns for an East-meets-West look

For Anouska Tamony, founder and creative director of award-winning London-based boutique interior design studio, Anouska Tamony Designs, interior design was a hobby that she never seriously considered as a career until her involvement in a Guantanamo Bay case made her realise that the emotional intensity of human rights law was not for her.

After retraining at KLC School of Design while working part-time in a London firm, she set up her own studio that specialises in creating bespoke homes for private clients.

When it came to designing her own home, a late Victorian property in Dulwich, in south London, Anouska looked to her Asian roots. The bold use of colours combined with a playful mix of patterns can be attributed to her maternal grandmother, a Singaporean-Chinese couture seamstress who designed wedding dresses for royalty and wealthy magnates.