Why do I love interior design? The world of textiles and design has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was born in Wales, where my parents both worked for Laura Ashley. My mom ran one of the stores and used to help Laura with the fabrics and design. When I was 11 months old we moved to San Francisco, where my dad opened the first Laura Ashley store in America. It became very successful throughout my childhood as he ran the company in the US. From a young age my world was filled with fabrics and textiles, fashion, and home decor... and I would be remiss if I did not mention that it was also filled with floral patterns.
It's funny that I did not realize until recently that this is a common thread in my life. For most of my career I have worked for Anichini, one of the leading luxury textile and home furnishings brands in the country, initially in visual merchandising and more recently in marketing and design. One thing is certain, my love of fabrics and flowers runs deep.