Martha Coates

Textile Designer

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Who are you?
Martha Coates

What’s the day job?
Textile Designer at Habitat

What does your dream day look like?
I’d like to be climbing a mountain in South America.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Probably Italy.

What’s the first thing you check out when visiting someone’s home for the first time?
Nothing in particular but everything.

What’s your interior addiction?
I don’t have one.

What makes you really angry?
Answering questionnaires!

Pick a favourite film, book and song.
I don’t really have favourite things – they vary at different points in my life.

Best place you’ve ever been on holiday?
India, Greece and Mexico

What’s your favourite smell?
The garden at night after a hot day.

What single thing would improve your life?
To be able to take numerous sabbaticals so I could travel and do other projects.

What are you bad at that you wish you did well?
I wish I’d been better at playing musical instruments.

What would be your Death Row meal?
I’d be dead before I got to that.

Latest posts by Martha

Pink Interiors And How To Decorate With Pink

It ain’t just for girly boudoirs. It’s time to rethink pink.

Behind the scenes: a designer’s trip to India

Find out what goes on during a trip to design and source the unique products Habitat has made in India.

The direction – bring in the zing!

New-season colours, patterns and moods

Indoor Rattan Furniture For Your Conservatory And More

Colours, materials and moods to move your room on

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