Some of the features I've enjoyed the most in Inside Out in recent times have been the work of Claire Delmar. This applies to the top two images. As part of the first shoot she spray-painted a plastic Bunnings table white and made it actually look covetable. Claire also styled the lifestyle shots for recently launched Sydney homewares business The Lowercase. If that's not enough, her beautiful home on Sydney's North Shore features in the latest issue of Inside Out.

Which five words best describe you? Oh this is always hard! Big eater/food lover, yoga enthusiast, organised, focused, energetic.

How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? I started in the fashion industry doing work experience at marie claire magazine whilst I was completing a Bachelor of Media. After completing my degree I worked in Public Relations and then became a Fashion Editor. After a few years I realised that my passion was interiors. I got offered some freelance work styling interiors for a local publishing house and haven't turned back. I now also do food styling.

What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Don't ever give up, especially when sourcing - there is always a way or a solution.

What’s your proudest career achievement? I'm hoping it's just around the corner! But saying that enjoying what I do everyday I feel is the best achievement one can wish for.

What’s been your best decision? To take every opportunity that comes to me, travel as much as possible and to start a family.

Who inspires you? I get inspiration more from my surroundings than specific people. However, I love the work of James Merrell, Van der Meersch & Weston, Abi Boura and Faye Toogood.

What are you passionate about? The importance of yoga and the positive effects it has not only on your body but on your mind. Especially as I work in a creative field I need that time to switch off. I really feel it helps the way I look at the rest of my life.

Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Can I say two? Charles or Ray Eames and Heston Blumenthal.

What dream do you still want to fulfil? I would like to style a book, open a cafe, a yoga school, style a hotel... the list goes on and on.

What are you reading? I'm flipping between Unless by Carol Shields and The Architecture of Happiness by Alain De Botton.

images courtesy of claire del mar