Design is a dialogue, forget so-called trends or seasonal fashions that pop up in interior magazines, a home should be timeless and unique. The design process starts and ends with you… I’ll balance out design v function to create a scheme that enhances your space, so it can really work for you.
I’m passionate about bold colours, and an equal mix of modern and vintage. I love crisp clean designs that shout individuality. Interiors should be both functional and beautiful, providing you a space that you can immerse yourself in. I particularly enjoy adding in something truly bespoke into each room, whether it be an up-cycled piece of furniture or a handmade lamp shade, the small details are the important touches.
Let me help you fall in love with your home all over again.
Creativity is in my blood…
My sister fed me paint when I was a kid, so we have often joked that creativity runs through my veins. As a child I created a scaled model of my room and furniture so I could regularly update the layout and give myself a new look whenever I wanted a different perspective.
At the age of 18, I began my studies at Art College in London where I finally found like minded individuals who helped me explore my creative side. Central Saint Martins was the place where we experimented across all art disciplines and discovered where our true passions lay. For me, it was Spatial Design.
Having graduated with an Art & Design BA, I embarked on a career in the fashion industry whilst also refurbishing properties in my spare time. Buying run down properties which needed TLC, my then business partner and I redeveloped a series of apartments in South London doing much of the building work ourselves – learning as we went. This practical experience led me to buy my own first property in London a tiny studio flat where you could barely swing a cat!
Small is beautiful…
My studio apartment may have been small but it was perfectly formed. I took pride in designing a space that was intelligently functional for its size, and looked so luxurious that you almost didn’t notice that everything was in one room. Estate agents told me that it was like permanently living in a luxury hotel room in South East London.
Having spotted an investment opportunity, I moved into a one bed apartment that was crying out for some attention. I transformed this unloved property into a fully modernised two bed apartment with a luxury garden room. New electrics, new plumbing and an extended floor plan gave it a new lease of life after years of neglect.
During this period I began working with a property investor assisting with the running of his commercial property portfolio which helped me fine tune my project management skills. However my desire to be more hands on again led to me returning to university to study an Interior Design MA. Here, I could develop my passion for interiors and ultimately follow my dream of working for myself.
After falling in love with a Scot, I made the decision to relocate to Glasgow. Having never lived outside of London before it was a risk, but I have never looked back. People do make Glasgow.
I now live in the West End of the city, with my hubbie, and our two french bulldogs, Marlene & Rodney. I can regularly be found walking the dogs by the River Kelvin, sipping coffee at a local cafe or soaking in the abundance of period architecture.
I love to live surrounded by colour, but you will find me mainly in black. Wearing black is basically my uniform so I don’t fight with all the colours in my life – Dressing in one colour also helps me with one less decision each day – just ask Mark Zuckerberg!
So… I’m a trainer wearing, coffee drinking, tattoo loving, inspiration seeking individual who loves nothing more than getting my hands dirty on designing, building and painting.