For the past 30 years, I have immersed myself in the Design and Property world, first clothes and product design, then homes and brand design.
My one consistent has been a desire to live and surround myself with more meaning, beauty, and style.
I built my website
I have written three online interior design and styling courses
I taught myself InDesign, photoshop, and illustrator Adobe design programs
I’m a dog lover; my last two dogs lived to 18.
I love country walks
After 3 years I am back to spin classes and weightlifting.
I prefer Audible to reading actual books.
I have watched nearly every “Escape to the country” program.
I’m an avid follower of the YouTube channel “Chateau Diaries.”
I miss my 25-year-old son, who lives in Nashville.
I’ve tried to eliminate coffee but love it too much.
I love travelling and have been to over 30 countries.
Supporting others to build a deeper connection with how this can show up in their business and life with more beauty and style.
My design training began with fashion and designing ranges that included labels such as Pierre Cardin, Patrick Ewing, and the New York Knicks.
My focus was on clothing design, brand creation, and marketing materials; to do this, I went on exciting trips to the Fashion fairs around the world. Milan, Paris, Las Vegas, I would fly in at 11 pm, explore the high streets and fairs and hop back on a flight the next day.
When home life was more settled, and now married, furnishing my home ignited my love for beautiful interiors. So, after a year of study, I transitioned into working as an interior designer and opening my own business.
Then, in 2003, we made the decision to move to Australia from South Africa to a life that offered more stability and safety.
I took this opportunity to immerse myself in the study world, furthering my knowledge of colour and design and gained recognition as a "Winner of the Australasian Student Design Awards" [ASDA] and an "Outstanding Achievement award for interior design" from the CATC Design Awards
A change in pace led to a position within an interior design college, managing the interior design department and the development of their new online interior design courses.
Three years on, I left and started a Property styling business. As the business grew, the decision was whether to buy a warehouse and scale the company or opt for a location-independent business that gave us flexibility. I opted for the latter and launched two interior e-courses.
My design side beckoned, so I revisited my brand design and elevated my skills through learning and mentoring before taking on clients.
More recently, our son, now 25, decided to follow his dream and go and live in the United States, so it prompted us to rethink our next steps. Having British passports and a love of the British people, we chose to relocate to the UK in 2021 to follow our dream of living in the English countryside and to be closer to Luke.