Well hello and thanks for joining me (promise I’m not always this serious looking!)

So let’s get started with the backstory; I am a British……sorry let’s stop there; more specifically I am a Welsh interior designer and being a country bumpkin I got fed up of the small-town opportunities and decided I wanted more for my career. In January 2010 I moved to Dubai with my husband to embark on a new adventure and the next step in my design career. Nearly 10 years later and I now proudly manage an interior design studio for a well-established award-winning architecture firm.

Now 10 years in Dubai terms makes me what they call a “lifer” and before you ask; yes, it is very hot and yes brunches are a real thing that we brits take very seriously!……very!

I have always had an interest in design and my passion for interiors started a young age, when I would save my money from my paper round to go to the local boutique décor store. I would eagerly pick out the latest in must have home accessories or go to the textile market to buy fabric.  I must have been the only 13 year old with handmade custom cushions and curtains!

In my professional life I work in the field of hospitality design and this means that my professional hat stays firmly on all day everyday. My day job can be pretty full on and stressful (I know lets add to that by starting a blog!….what can I say, I must be mad!) so I started this blog so that I was able to hang up the hat for a few hours a day and have a creative outlet where I can be more casual and share my passion of interiors in my own voice and style.

I love to travel and will share my travel diaries with my tips and recommendations, along with everything that catches my eye along the way. I am not selling anything here, this blog is born purely out of my passion for design, my aim is to share a variety of content for all things interiors through the eyes of a curious designer .

So let’s get started; how hard can this blog malarkey be right ……………. (side note 1 year in …. turns out its pretty damn hard!)