I am a degree qualified Interior Designer & Landscape Designer based in London and Hampshire. I always say I am Eco but not Loco! Only because I am a fervent advocate of using as little as possible, re-using, re-cycling and re-interpreting but sometimes either the technology is not there or my clients just don’t want to – money, time, plain not interested!
I hate greenwash and before I can commit to anything by putting it in print I do alot of research – and many a times I still don’t get an answer! It’s an on-going process, every day, all the time.
As some of you already know if we chat on Twitter I am passionate about Architectural Salvage and Antiques – our house is full of the stuff! I love mixing old and new and I do this rather successfully with clients. I have starting to blog on a regular basis for SalvoNews on case studies of using architectural antiques for the new century. They will be my own projects as well as other people’s. I started this in November 2011.
For work I specialise in:
- Architectural interior design for domestic clients, bars and restaurants
- Garden design service for the domestic market, property developments and urban landscapes
Same goes for the ” Interiors Design ” : new trends, old trends, historical research on Passementerie, to the history of Interior Styles, ‘how to’ advice and tips and ideas, eco materials and processes, design elements and much more.
We talk about seasonal food and recipes to help you make the most of the fruit & veg on offer in the Potager as well as how to tend to your bountiful plot!
Interviews : quick fire Q&A with interesting people I meet on my travels, on Twitter, on Google+, Facebook or LinkedIn. From food bloggers to patchworked chairs – as long as they are interesting, they get prodded and searched – in the nicest possible way!
I review books on Gardens, gardening, food, cooking, interiors, history, historic buildings, art….the list goes on I’m afraid. I have always been a voracious reader and my “péché mignon” is buying a huge amount of books - always do and always have done and probably always will!
I will be starting a Questions & Answers clinic for Interiors and Gardens – this will probably start in March and will be based around a theme (kitchen, bathroom, decking, lawns, growing veg in pots, etc….). It will be online where you can write in as well as by Webinar where you can listen in and participate. Watch this space
Anyway – I hope you enjoy.