I began my career back in the 90’s writing about homes and interiors for women’s magazines, part works and business magazines. I left magazine journalism when my children were born and after a few flutters in to more ‘child friendly’ endeavours I returned to writing when myself and my family moved to Singapore in 2014. Whilst in Asia I wrote and published a book (completely unrelated to interiors) and freelanced for various titles including a high end property magazine. I also contributed to two beautiful photography books about Singapore architecture (http://kildi.com/singapore-shophouse-walks-book/.)
During this time I realised that my heart lay with interiors.
We returned to the UK in 2018 and having dallied in various home improvements over the years, we (myself and my family) decided to jump in at the deep end and take on the huge project of fitting out a converted WWII Nissen Hut. Yes, those buildings that look a bit like a pig sty on a giant scale, or, more flatteringly, an aircraft hangar.
Whilst planning for the re-fit, I began studying for a diploma in Interior Design with the Interior Design Institute, figuring I’d be able to use all I learnt in our new home. I completed my diploma with top marks in all subjects and realised that maybe this was a talent I’d be able to use not only for my home, but for others too.
I have an eye for it you could say.
And so Crocus Interior Design began.
Throughout this time, I continued to write blogs and post social media content about the work I was doing. I was then asked to write for various magazines as well as create content for interior design related businesses.
And so Crocus Media began…