Journal

Welcome to my journal! This is where I introduce you to the intricacies of my projects, interests, influences and values. It’s a place for me to informally explore work and life, sharing some of my favourite finds, experiences and work projects.

Reasons to be natural

Nature is my ultimate inspiration and this journal article is a thought-piece on all the reasons to use natural organic materials. In taking a sustainable approach to design, using renewable, natural materials is not only an aesthetic choice, but an environmentally conscious one. But it’s also a way of bringing both nature and memories into the home/space…

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A paradigm shift in the design industry

I love nothing more than collaboration and collective action that’s focused on a positive human relationship with nature. So, I’m really excited to share this initiative, which urges design industry action on climate change: ‘Interior Design Declares’. It calls on inspirational and influential interior design practices and designers to adopt a ‘paradigm shift in behaviour’ and I am fully signed up!

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Pop art, fish and spirals

Every project presents a unique challenge. Often a series of them! But this has to be one of my favourite all-time challenges. It brought together pop art, a love of the ocean and the puzzle of how to fit a bespoke spiral staircase into a Grade II listed former mill.

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Old and new, light and form

We designers live and breathe space, line, form, light, texture and pattern. And it’s like a juggling act getting them to balance to create the right aesthetic

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Mastering herbaceous art

There are some gorgeous quotes that I keep in mind as I work, and which serve as both inspiration and guiding principle. One of those is Gertrude Jekyll’s wisdom on what constitutes a good garden:

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Wine, gin and imagination

I’m a firm believer that every space can surprise and delight given the opportunity. And I love nothing more than helping clients to look beyond seemingly non-descript spaces and imagine what they could become.

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Size matters in the bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most hard-working areas in the home, so it’s important to consider an optimal design for it. Fitting a stylish but functional vanity means you can hide away your toiletries and beauty products.

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