This interview with Caroline Castrucci, designer with Laurysen Kitchens, was featured in the February 2012 Interiors edition.
Interview by Erica Wark
What are your favourite shops?
I have a top three list — Holt Renfrew, Femme de Carrière, and Outskirts. I love European designers — the quality of the fabrics, the basting stitches on seams. Everything is just so well made. I’m a true believer that clothing should feel as good as it looks.
How would you describe your style?
Eclectic. I love to mix unexpected things together — putting on a conservative Theory suit with a great pair of funky BCBG Max Azria stilettos or yellow Gap cords with a cognac leather jacket and red Oscar de la Renta four-inch platforms.
I hear you wear four-inch heels everywhere.
I’ve been wearing heels since the ninth grade. The odd time I’ve walked in flats, it felt as if I was going to fall backwards!
How does your personal style affect your approach to kitchen design?
Just like with my clothes, I’m not afraid to play with colour or try something new in a kitchen design. Kitchens need to be multi-purpose while still being stylish and practical. I have that same mentality when it comes to my wardrobe.
What’s the most meaningful piece in your closet?
My 10th-anniversary ring. Why? Because it’s a nice big one!
Laurysen Kitchens designer Caroline Castrucci is wearing an i.D.O La Vie sweater and tunic combo, L’eggs leggings, Milagros ankle boots, Shepherd’s earrings, a Gucci watch, and Pandora bracelets.