I’m originally from the North East of England. They say you can take the girl out of the North, but you can’t take the North out of the girl! My parents gave me a deep love of the arts, combined with a practical, pragmatic approach to life.
Michael is the financial brains behind the business. Being from Ireland, he makes sure nobody takes themselves too seriously.
Of course, we rely on others to bring our plans to life. We work with talented artisans from cad technicians to cabinetmakers and builders to gilders, who all collaborate to create bespoke installations that make a building genuinely memorable. Some of our long-standing customers have got to know our team well, and when a project is complete, they admit to missing them! We’ve been working with the same fitters for nearly twenty years, the only thing that’s changed is that they have a lot less hair!
We design to withstand the vagaries of short term fads. Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos. We start with good basics – high-quality items and unfussy shapes that will give many years of service.
When I was sixteen, I enrolled at Cleveland College of Art. It was the best decision of my life. The tutors were like a breath of fresh air. They instilled confidence, made me question everything and encouraged a life long passion for art and learning. I loved rooting through the college library, finding connections between artists and writers or designers or musicians. The more links I discovered, the more inspired I became.
Whenever we start a new project, we’re looking for similar connections. Discovering a buildings’ history, its’ former owners and the context of the nearby surroundings all contribute towards a more meaningful design. Uncovering your passions and lifestyle is an integral part of our design process. We look to you and your most treasured possessions, to discover who you are and what is important to you. We design to make you feel like you’ve finally come home.