Interview | Nicole Clarke Mitchell of House of Sculpt
Tell me a little bit about yourself?
I would say I’m equal parts grounded, sincere, practical and silly.
I’m an old soul, a hopeless romantic and can fall asleep pretty much anywhere. I am a mover, teacher, lover. I am surrounded by the most inspiring people and I feel truly loved.
HOUSE OF SCULPT is a place to remind us that it’s in the hard things, the challenges, the moments during that bloody side plank where you really want to give up, that progress and change happens.
Our vision is to enable you to embody the idea that happiness isn’t on the other side of a perfect body. It’s on the other side of feeling confident, vibrant and grateful in the body you’ve already got.
What are you enjoying listening to at the moment? musician, podcast
Podcast: Mark Groves, Esther Perel, Offline
Music: Wilco, Her’s and Maribou State – big nostalgic feelings
Who are you inspired by? artist/s
Alice Topp, resident female choreographer with the Australian Ballet. There is nowhere near enough female choreographers being recognised for their works and I am so inspired by everything she does and produces.
My meditation teacher Matt Ringrose and my business mentor and muse, Alison Rice.
How would you describe your personal style? What’s your daily uniform?
I tend to mix it up – I jump between timeless/classic or a big glam moment. I don’t usually lean into the trends so can find myself grabbing outfits from my wardrobe year after year. I’m all for good quality and an even better cut. In saying that, you could very well see me in socks and crocs with a mismatch of workout attire or a matching silk suit with red leather boots. You just don’t know what you’re going to get.
What are the longest standing pieces in your wardrobe? and why
My mother’s matching Lisa Ho set that she gave me or I simply took from her years ago. I wear the top backwards as I am a sucker for a high neck. It has scalloped edges and is the most delicate black lace – droooool. A few new additions though, which I know will stand the test of time is an Italian Wool Carla Zampati, plaid suit and a yellow, matching, chiffon button up and flared pant set. Enough said.
A favourite piece in your space? object/furniture
Late last year I invested in getting a sideboard hand crafted from a dear friend which I adore. Other than that the beautiful view from my sunroom goes to the top of the list.
Signature dish/what are you currently cooking?
Chilli, lemon and anchovy chicken. Or anything @gem_mer makes and creates.
Favourite words? poem/wisdom
“When you know better, you do better”
– Maya Angelou
“We don’t need to be constantly reasonable in order to have good relationships; all we need to have mastered is the occasional capacity to acknowledge with good grace that we may, in one or two areas, be somewhat insane.”
― Alain de Botton
When do you feel most yourself?
In the studio, teaching. Whether it is Pilates or Classical Ballet, when the energy is right, time goes out the window. Or…. sinking into deep, honest conversation over a bottle of wine with a dear friend – nothing beats it.