Originally from Vancouver, Canada I left for a two week holiday to Japan when I was 20 years old which turned into living in Tokyo for three years and, eventually, led me to the U.K. I've now lived here long enough to automatically say 'toe-mah-toe' (but not long enough to say
'vit-a-min' - believe me I've tried).
Prior to graduating from KLC School of Design in London, in 2012, I worked as a camerawomen for Nickelodeon and Channel 5 which, although not an obvious route into interior design, is more connected than you might think. Although each job requires specific technical and creative abilities, at their hearts, both are about the ability of instinctively knowing what is aesthetically pleasing. That experience is also very useful when designing for short term lets, for example, because I am designing knowing what will make an eye-catching photograph. Following on from KLC I spent two years working for Neptune selling kitchens and furniture, before setting up my own business.
I have worked on both residential and commercial properties across the UK including, for example, short term let apartments in Edinburgh, Airbnb's from Yorkshire to Brighton, new apartments in London and period properties in Bristol and Bath. Whilst freelancing for a company in London, I won first prize for an Airbnb design and in both 2021 and 2023 entered and was nominated in the Bristol Property Awards's Interior Designer award.
I also love reading and writing about interior design and have had articles published in a variety of Bristol publications and have re-started my monthly newsletter full of interior design news, inspiration and offers. You can sign up at the bottom of this page.
I love designing 'real' spaces that reflect who you are and work with your lifestyle. My personal style could be termed eclectic industrial - which really just means that I draw on a wide variety of styles (particularly from North American and Scandinavia) for inspiration and love incorporating a mixture of old and new materials to create a relaxed aesthetic.
More than that though I love showing people what a profound effect interior design can have on your happiness and because of that I want interior design to be as accessible as possible. Why pay to have someone source samples if you can do it yourself? If you know what you love and just need some pointers why pay for a full design? Why, unknowingly, have a design created around a limited group of suppliers (so the designer makes money on trade discounts) when you can have a design that doesn't limit you?
Most importantly - why wait to have a home you love?