Her style icons are Mario Buatta, Marella Agnelli and Catherine The Great! Apparently, she was an early adopter of fascinating collectibles who sent scouts ahead of her around the globe to bring their bounty back to mother Russia!
Fiona’s tastes span the globe, where she ekes out pottery and plates from the lesser known vendors, to the old-fashioned style glamour of entertaining in the mountains where bone handle shoe horns and Murano glass are a staple, to traditional English with fine bone hand painted china.
She counsels that the best advice she has been given, is to always buy the best quality you can afford. It will last much longer than cheaper alternatives. As for a top tip to avoid, cheap linen is a no no in Fiona’s household – go for maximum thread-count all the way. Crisp green and white are her preferred colour palettes and she insists that a house is not a home unless it’s filled with fresh flowers. She divides her time between London and Sussex and is mother to triplets, Stanley her much loved pug and Pebble the tortoise.