Lisa Dawson – Founder and director of Lisa Dawson Interiors
Having qualified as a textile conservator, Lisa first came to Norfolk in 1996 from her native Australia, to work for The National Trust’s Textile Conservation studio at Blickling Hall, Norfolk. After a very happy and informative 12 years with the National Trust, Lisa felt a new challenge was in order and originally started Lisa Dawson Interiors with a view to creating reproduction soft furnishings for historic houses. Whilst this still remains a large part of the work programme each year, the business has grown to include the design and creation of furnishings for a vast range of private and commercial properties.
When asked about the ethos behind her business Lisa stated, “I have always been intrigued by the use of colour, form and texture to create interior spaces that excite and inspire. I embark on a journey with each new project, using experience and communication to help others to create spaces that are both beautiful and practical. I am driven by the constant desire to achieve perfection and am backed by a hugely talented team who support me in every aspect of our work. I am passionate about what I do and I think this passion shows in the results we achieve and the relationships we build with our clients.”
Debbie Gooden – Head Seamstress
Debbie is our head seamstress with over 20 years’ experience in the clothing and soft furnishing industry. She lives on the North Norfolk coast with her husband and two springer spaniels and in her spare time likes walking in the Lakes and looking after her two grandchildren.
Jane Dubinski – Showroom Manager and Interior Advisor
Jane manages the showroom and coordinates ordering with the smooth running of the studio. She is also a trained seamstress and qualified upholsterer. She lives locally with her family and loves to spend time sewing gifts, crocheting and walking with her Labrador.
Christine Bryant – Accounts Manager
Christine handles all the accounts for the business as well coordinating the window displays. She lives locally with her husband and spends a lot of her spare time at the gym or visiting her grown up children, as well as walking on the North Norfolk coast.
Gemma Spinks – Seamstress
Gemma originally joined the business to run the shop but since then she has moved into the studio and is currently being trained by Debbie as a seamstress. She enjoys walking, playing the guitar and loves to craft in her spare time.
Jaymi Scrafton – Seamstress
Jaymi originally joined the team to assist Christine with accounts but her training as a tailoress meant that she quickly moved into the workroom to be trained by Debbie and Gemma. Jaymi has always enjoyed dressmaking and designing her own clothes and in her spare time enjoys time on her allotment.
Fayanne Connelly – Studio Assistant
Fayanne joined the team after serving with The Royal Artillery. Having a passion for interiors she joined the team to assist Jane while studying Interior Design with The KLC School of Design. Fayanne enjoys spending time with her daughter and enjoying the Norfolk countryside.
Nettie Lillico – Studio Assistant