Do you think it’s necessary to do some sort of training or course in interior styling?
Although I didn’t do a training course in Interior Styling, I feel this would certainly be beneficial to anyone. There is definitely a distinct element of creativity needed in this industry, so I think my art and design background put me in good stead. I have also learnt A LOT from stylists and colleagues I have assisted and work alongside. But I do think you can get stuck in your ways, so I’d like to take a training course at some point to open my eyes a bit more to new ideas.
How did you get into interior styling?
After completing my degree in Illustration I had no idea what I wanted to do, so I did work experience at various companies, including IPC Media (now Time Inc) where I was assisting on the Home and Craft department at Woman’s Weekly mag. I knew I loved the variety of the job; part office based with a fab team, out propping for shoots, styling and writing Home features. That sealed the deal for me, I ended up there full time, working my way up until I was Home Editor. I also worked with Woman & Home mag and on the launch for Style at Home. I went freelance last year and haven’t looked back, I love the freedom of working with a variety of exciting brands, as well as going back to my creative roots by teaching workshops at Heals and The London Craft Club. I still do some Editorial shoots, but there are so many opportunities, from PR shoots to commercial.