Our Tribe // Meet Our Team // Taylor
To help you to get to know Taylor we caught up with her with some quick-fire questions…
So many to choose from I couldn’t confidently pick one! I love the LRNCE table runners- a dinner party dream addition.
One thing you can’t leave the house without?
A water bottle - always thirsty!
Best interior colour pairing?
Hard one! I have a lot of colour combinations that I love. A winner for me is pale pinky & brown earthy tones.
Dream home location?
Somewhere warm and by the sea. I grew up by the sea so definitely feel very at peace when by the water.
What’s something for the home you definitely didn’t need but bought anyway?
A beautiful ceramic lamp. Although some would say I didn’t need it, I would say otherwise. I am quite thrifty with my homeware purchases, I don’t often splurge out on big expensive things. I collect things over time and there’s always a justification to buy something you love in my eyes!
How’ve you found staying inside this year?
Not been too hard. Missed normality but I like being at home in my space surrounded by my things. I like hosting so if I could have stayed in but had friends over that would have suited me well!
Describe your ideal homely atmosphere. Smells, feels, looks…
Has to have good lighting & be warm! My ideal homely atmosphere is tidy and lit by low lamp lighting, soft furnishings with texture and detail, warm colours, shelving & surfaces displaying ceramics, plants, candles & artwork.
Any creative hobbies you’ve found to do in the house during lockdown?
I love making things and tend to usually have a creative hobby on the go- I am currently trying my hand at making raffia lampshades. Not so much a hobby but throughout lockdown, I was lucky to be able to continue my other job. Throughout lockdown, myself & my brother worked from home and designed a womenswear collection - @sfcwomenswear
Depends on my mood but I think it has to be my bedroom. I live with others and whilst we are all pretty house proud, the bedroom is a space I can make my own and add whatever I like to it without thinking about others. Lucky for me my partner is happy with whatever I do to it so our bedroom is mostly an interior space for myself. I am also moving house in July and cannot wait to start fresh and have a big kitchen with a dining table and room to display my glassware.
Good lighting & fairly tidy. I can’t relax amongst too much clutter and mess!
I don’t have particularly green fingers but (most of) my plants survive. I recently moved my ivy plant into the bathroom and it seems to be thriving!
Any favourite go-to dishes for a quick weekday meal?
For dinner, my go-to is a quick homemade healthy curry or stir-fry. I am vegan so I eat a lot of tofu and vegetables in different ways and I drizzle tahini on almost anything.
I have a soda stream but can never remember to buy new canisters.
What’s a stand-out piece of furniture or interior object from your childhood?
My dad's house is full of amazing Chinese and southeast Asian furniture, decor & antiques from his life travelling & living in Hong Kong. He has so many to choose from but a stand out is his large life-size Buddha that sits in his hallway.
Worst ever interior trend/personal pet hate?
Crushed velvet and diamontes are a no from me. I really don’t like houses that have an all-grey/ silver theme. Not into faux fur pillows/ blankets either.
I love having family and friends around. I also love switching things up and rearranging spaces to give rooms a new look and feel.
If you had to choose a cold or hot place to live, what would you choose?
Hot! Not unbearably hot but I don’t deal with the cold very well.
And lastly, Messy or Clean?!
Clean! I can’t relax in a messy space. Although I am not the most organised person, my drawers and cupboards would tell a different story.