As a little girl I watched my parents update their small kitchen from Formica cupboards to the on trend dark oak doors. I was in awe of the transformation and when they took down the glass stud wall and incorporated an archway it felt oh so modern! I’m looking back at what was classic 80’s design. The green sage bathroom suite and Austrian blind that was to come just blew my mind! This was a 2-bedroom semi-detached home and unbeknown to me at the time, the seed of homes and interiors fascination was sown!
I wasn’t the typical messy teenager, having moved to a larger family home I acquired my own bedroom. Having saved up for solid pine furniture I purchased a white cotton broderie Anglaise Duvet set. We’re talking the 90’s and the on trend scheme was pink and grey or peach and green hues. I would make that bed so beautifully; no crease could be seen. My sister took great delight in throwing herself on it to annoy me!
My love for colour, fabrics, interiors, and styling has been a constant interest in my life. Family members have often asked my advice on schemes and I realised this is where my passion lay.
I spent 11 years working in Market Research and then pursued my love of fabrics and interiors by studying interior design and soft furnishings, more recently studying Advanced Colour and Design Methods by Karen Haller and Home Staging Fundamentals with the Home Staging Association. I also hold my Health and Safety NEBOSH qualification and have Level 3 qualifications in Customer, Coaching, Counselling and Management skills.
Life is never straightforward; I’ve had my very own curvy path to navigate and a place to call home wherever that may be is the one fundamental need that we all have. It’s the familiarity of our belongings around us, the place of safety and privacy where we can shut out the rest of the world. It is also a place where we welcome friends and family and expose the way we live to those people.
Copplestone Home encompasses my love of nature, people, and the homes we live in. My ethos of business is that ‘it is not about me it is about you’.
I live in a Warwickshire village with my husband and son, not forgetting an elderly Spaniel and diva Parsons Russell. My home isn’t a show home, it’s lived in and can be chaotic but when the need arises this space can be transformed, I can regain order and take pride in all the detail that makes it our home.