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I have always been very creative and could usually be found drawing and painting as a child and as I grew up, became quite the avid fan of…‘Changing Rooms’!!
As a young teenager I decided I absolutely wanted to work in the realm of Interior Design and would spend hours creating room-sets on a computer package and sketching layouts and floorplans whilst experimenting with my father’s tools for engineering drawings (in my defence, I grew up in Scotland so it was often a tad too chilly to go out and play in the winter months!).
After leaving school, I studied a National Diploma in Fine Art for 2 years which allowed me to learn about many aspects of art and design and to experiment with different mediums. On completing college, I spent 3 years studying a degree in Spatial Design, covering Interior Architecture, Landscape Design, Exhibition Design and Set Design for Film, T.V. and Theatre at University. A few years later in 2008, I began working for John Lewis of Hungerford and my passion for kitchen design has since grown and grown.
Every space is unique and every client’s brief is different, which I love from a design perspective as with each and every new design, I feel I can get my teeth into a new challenge and become a problem solver! The versatility of John Lewis of Hungerford’s product allows us to keep each design fresh and exciting and to be creative. Not only creative in perfecting and refining a beautiful design that enhances the space and property but also in developing a design that equips the client with everything they need to allow them to make the kitchen and space work for their way of cooking and living.
It is hugely rewarding as a designer to go out to site and see my client’s happy faces, smiling from ear to ear with excitement and enthusiasm whilst standing in the finished installed kitchen that we have tirelessly worked on. Especially when I get to enjoy a cup of tea (or even better, dinner!) in the new kitchen that will serve as both a functional space and the heart of the home…ready to serve them through Sunday dinners, Christmas meals, brainstorming their future grown-up child’s wedding preparations and the eventual grandchild’s 1st birthday party!
It is great to work for a company that offers such a well-made and beautiful product with a lovely heritage.
I come from a family of artists and architects and I followed that path by studying Fine Arts. As far back as I can remember my activities have been centred on Art. As a child I used to make dresses for my dolls with my mother’s fabrics, which for me with their colours and textures looked like pieces of art.
In Lima, I worked on interiors, re-decorating and re-conceptualizing private houses and commercial spaces through my practise. Being invited to participate in International fairs was very exciting and rewarding as my work was exhibited to such large audiences.
After moving to England in 2001, I worked in the high end retail area of kitchens, bathroom, tiles and paint for the home. I then recently spent two years in Singapore. This was an extraordinary experience, being based in this very modern city state and able to travel around many of the countries in that part of the world. I came back to England in June last year and took over a project refurbishing a large flat that has been very inspiring and motivated me to resume working in the area of Interiors. I have had the good fortune to find John Lewis of Hungerford kitchens and wardrobes. I love the quality of the craftsmanship with which each piece is constructed and the unparalleled range of paints, its quality and the diversity of its colours.
I love to create beautiful and functional interiors for people to live in and enjoy aesthetically. Working at JLH allows me to do this and also express two aspects of myself, the artistic side and the people oriented side that enjoys having fun, indulging in humour and collaborating to achieve results.
In my free time I love to paint and draw, and listen to music. I love Opera and Zarzuela, modern dance, films, going to see Art exhibitions, and walking and cycling.
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We had our 1st kitchen from you in 1999, and when we moved, had no hesitation in again choosing John Lewis of Hungerford.
Our Oxford kitchen showroom is open Monday to Saturday. Just pop in, there's parking available.