A little bit about me…
I’m never happier than when I’m wandering along a beach collecting shells or playing in the waves with my family and friends. A lifelong obsession with design, craft and the outdoors, has led me to a place where I can combine these things - creating fabulous gardens for people to find their own happy space within their everyday lives.
My journey started with my degree - BA hons in Textiles for Fashion Design (2004). After experience overseas, I started and ran my own textile company for 10 years. Our collections were sold internationally and I collaborated on projects with clients such as Woolmark, Harvey Nichols and the Crafts Council. My book on textiles for interiors was published in 7 countries (and 5 other languages!). I also contributed to many other publications and wrote a regular column for Homemaker- a magazine specialising in handcrafted interiors.
With the arrival of my children (and associated chaos) I retrained to make fully bespoke men’s shoes. I enjoy the detail of how things are made and returning to making myself was a refreshing change, whilst affording me time to spend growing little children. During this time I also added project management to my skill set- I had a few previous practices (on some crazy textiles projects), but this was expanded with 2 major house renovations and I discovered that I really like this
aspect – it’s just so satisfying to go from an idea, to a drawing, to an actual space you can experience.
Somewhere around this time I was given an English Garden Magazine subscription, where I noticed, entered and won a competition for funding to study garden design at the prestigious Inchbald college in London (whose alumni includes Luciano Giubbelei and Kelly Hoppen). This prize also gave me the wonderful opportunity to help build a main avenue Chelsea flower show garden.
I graduated from Inchbald College with distinction in June 2019 and have worked on varied projects for the last few years. I look forward to new opportunities and challenges in the future.