Getting to know Donna Higginson

Wed July 1st 2020

GETTING TO KNOW DONNA HIGGINSON
From humble beginnings as the youngest of four, and an early passion for travel and beautiful things here are some things you probably didn't know about DONNA HIGGINSON, CEO and Founder of Sarsfield Brooke Ltd :


Which living person do you most admire?

My Father. I wish I knew him better earlier. Life’s short.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Travelling.

Where is next on the list once planes start flying again
?
Europe - I’ve lived there, visited more times than any person should experience & I am connected to them in business. It’s part of me so gotta go there.

What is your most treasured possession?

My memories.

My perfect day would look like.......

Europe – a fantastic hotel, a slow breakfast in the salon, shopping all day – no hurry. Lunch while the shops are closed at a superb restaurant, then shop some more. Stop for a glass of champers, more shopping & back to the hotel for room service.... Well, you asked!

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Creativity.

What are your 3 favourite pieces from Sarsfield Brooke?

Speedform pendant by Pininfarina, Concordia sideboard by Arte Veneziana & Bullfrogs Iwan sofa, Akito sofa & Marlene armchair. 3 is never enough.

Which 2020 Interior design trend you’re most excited about?

We aren’t big on ‘trends’. Our manufacturers are forever readying themselves for a new season, so I do get to see in advance what’s going to be at the forefront. I think I am influenced without even realising. Still, I believe in following my gut as not all trends are wise long term investments.

What would be your ultimate alternative occupation?

A casting director. I watch movies & see resemblances or mannerisms of actors & actresses. It’s very distracting.

What do you most value in your friends
?
Understanding.... if we are busy we all know not to take it personally. Friendship is lifelong & weathers our changing lives.

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