Pia Jane Bijkerk has been a stylist her whole life—it just took her a little while to realize it. As a young girl growing up in Australia, she spent days rearranging her bedroom, shaping entire tableware sets out of backyard clay, and clicking away at the world with a secondhand camera she got as an 8th birthday present. In 1998 she graduated college with a degree in photography and film and opened a boutique filled with global treasures—from organic sheets and soaps, to beautifully crafted teak furniture from Indonesia. She sold the shop in 2003 and spent some time contemplating her life’s true calling. Film? Photography? More retail? Until one fateful day, while enjoying a picnic by the ocean, her friend turned to her and said, “You should be a stylist.” To which Pia replied: “What’s that?” The rest, as they say, is history. Using her unparalleled eye for innovative design, art and all things handmade, Pia quickly made a name for herself, styling internationally for everyone from Vogue Entertaining + Travel and Real Simple to Saatchi and Saatchi, Tommy Hilfiger and Philips. Today, the internationally acclaimed stylist and photographer continues to use her home as her workshop and her travels as inspiration. She delights in stepping off the beaten path and discovering the unexpected for her clients and herself. Pia currently divides her time working and living between Sydney, Paris and a houseboat in Amsterdam.