A big old WELCOME!
Hi guys! Welcome to my first ever blog post.
I have to be honest, I’m feeling a bit nervous! I have never written anything like this in my life but then, times change and here I am and I’m so excited to get started.
If I’m expecting you to read on, it only seems right to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me and what you can expect to be reading here in the future.
My name is Dani, I’m a thirty something, interior designer, mum of two, ex-triathlete and self-confessed dog obsessive. I live in Sussex with my husband, two children and our crazy cockapoo, Diego.
I have loved property and interiors since I can remember, spending my childhood years redesigning my bedroom whenever I got the chance and my sister and I would often ‘decorate’ our barbie and Sylvanian families houses. Needless to say, our ‘designs’ were often a little 'quirky'! Fast forward a few years and I like to think my style and tastes have refined and matured somewhat!
Here’s a secret - I haven’t been in interior design for my whole career. I actually have a degree in Physiotherapy. I know what you’re thinking, how does a Physiotherapist end up becoming an interior designer and starting her own business?! Well, I’ll give you the quick version now and save the rest for another day but, after many years of engrossing myself in interiors magazines, shops, Pinterest and Right Move (hands up who else LOVES a Right Move window shopping session?!) I decided to take the leap and fuel that passion on another level. So I re-trained, studying with Jo Chrobak at the Interior Designers Business School, and after many months of blood, sweat and tears - here I am.
I specialise in residential interior design and my ‘thing’ is new builds. One of my biggest passions in interior design is being able to help families turn their new build blank canvasses into the homes they have always dreamt of. That doesn’t mean I can’t help with a renovation or an older property - I love these projects too!
Combining my knowledge of the human body and design, my aim is to create calm, relaxed interiors that promote healthy living. And storage. Don’t forget the storage. I genuinely don’t think it is possible to have too much of the stuff. Give me an awkward space or shape and I will find a way to turn it into storage. I find my own house so much easier to keep tidy and clean when everything has a home. And trust me, we have a lot of stuff to find homes for - even the dog has a cupboard. Ok, room. The dog has his own room.
The truth is, I have learnt an incredible amount along the way and some of that I want to share, here, on my blog, hopefully with a few of you reading along as I go! Every month I plan to treat you all to a little insight into my life as an interior designer, talking new builds, interiors, healthy living and everything in between.
If there is anything interiors related you would specifically like to see here, then please get in touch (email@example.com) or leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you!
See you on my next blog post!