Welcome to Lobster & Swan. The place where I like to share all the things that warm my heart, from favourite recipes and home decor ideas to daily discoveries and inspirations. I have been interior styling obsessed since happy childhood days spent playing in my treasure filled wendy house. The things I held dear even then were many years older than me, from the box filled with my great grandmother’s old lip tints and powder compacts to the ancient and moth eaten ballet tutu I refused to take off. I grew up and still live on the East Sussex coast of England with the magnificent countryside as my playground. Family visits to nearby historical towns, manor houses, castles and National Trust parks have strengthened the strong passion I have for the past and bygone eras.
I live to make my (and hopefully your) surroundings a happier more beautiful place.
My college days were spent studying Graphic Design and Design Communication, this is where aesthetics really started to interest me. I was always slipping out of class to see what was going on in the craft and fashion departments, much more fascinated with a hands on approach to design than computer based. It was during my study breaks where I also developed my obsession with the beautiful pages of Vogue and Elle decoration. Looking back it is clear to see now how a qualification in Graphic Design has slowly evolved into Interior Styling, Blogging and Photography projects!
When I first stumbled on the world of blogging in 2007 and created Lobster & Swan, it was one of the UK’s original design blogs, I could have never imagined the world of creative, inspirational and supportive circles that it would lead me to. This journey has ultimately helped me to pursue a goal of doing something daily that I love (with a brief interlude in the corporate banking world in between, sigh!) The support shown to me by my readers daily is something I cherish still all these years later, as they have all helped me to become a respected source of inspiration in the blogging community and a successful Interior Stylist.
I could have never imagined the world of creative, inspirational and supportive circles that it would lead me to
I live to make my (and hopefully your) surroundings a happier more beautiful place. By taking pleasure in the simple joys of everyday life, embracing the theatre and wonder of some things that may be out of our reach, but are delightful never the less.
I love to hear from you, to find out what makes your day and any creative endeavours that you are involved in, or just to say hello.