This week we meet another member of the team - Christine - who mainly looks after our accounts but also helps customers in the studio and is responsible for the design of our fantastic windows.
Who are you and what do you do at Lisa Dawson Interiors?
Hello, my name is Christine and I look after the accounts for Lisa Dawson Interiors. I have worked for Lisa just over 10 years now and alongside taking care of the books, I dress the windows, a task I very much enjoy.
Where do you live?
I live locally with my husband so am lucky to be able to walk to work each day, something I really appreciate after a lot of travelling when I worked as a window dresser full time. Our house is a 1970’s build, not the greatest era of house building but we do love the large airy windows it affords that throw in so much light.
What is your style?
I have always had a keen interest in home interiors but since working here I have learnt to be much more experimental with colour. I love the Little Greene range of paint and our whole house is now painted with it! Lisa chose the colour for our conservatory, our favourite space being so warm, sunny and bright. I was sceptical of her choice initially but it works so beautifully. It is so important to test samples in a room before committing to a colour as light plays a big part in the finished appearance.
What inspires you in terms of interiors furnishings?
I think like some of the other members of the team, I can get a bit overwhelmed when choosing colours and fabrics for a project. We are lucky enough to be able to see all of the new collections but this makes choosing a fabric or wallpaper really tricky as there is so much choice! I like there to be a flow from one room to the next so I have carefully chosen paint colours to reflect this to ensure that there is no jarring and they all tone in with one another.
I also like to try and make some things for the house - although I am not allowed anywhere near a sewing machine in our workroom and am often teased on my efforts to try my hand at making something, I did make this bed runner myself (with a little guidance) and am very proud of it!
Have you completed any projects lately?
Our most recent project was building a new bookcase in the Study, which we have painted in Little Greene, Stock. We also added a much needed shower room last year and used Little Greene French Grey in there. All of these neutral colours enable you to introduce colour by way of accessories, which are much easier to change than the colour of the wall!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love the outside and enjoy walking, climbing, cycling and going to the gym. Travel plays a big part in our spare time now that our three lovely boys have flown the nest. In the last five years we have been lucky enough to visit Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and Canada and we both now have the travel bug. There are so many places in the world that I would like to visit so I hope that our love of travelling continues well in to the future!
That's it for this week. Join us again next week, for the last blog in this series, where we will be spotlighting Lisa and looking at her design inspiration and decor. Until then, keep safe.