Born in Brighton I spent some of my childhood in Suffolk and then my family (Swedish mum, half Swiss dad and big sister Sarah) settled in suburban South London.
Before launching Pomegranate in 2000 I went to art college in Bath, lived in Italy and had a successful career working in various London-based, international design studios.
Initially Pomegrante concentrated on House Doctoring and working with a diverse range of B2B clients, such as property developers, investors and housing associations. In this way Pomegranate built a reputation for creating crisp, homely interiors that sold properties.
Eventually, the word got out that we were a friendly team and people started inviting us into their own homes. We now also help design-loving connoisseurs living in London and Surrey create their dream interiors, to enjoy with their friends and families.
I live with my husband Lars (half Danish) who is a psychotherapist, in our 1930 Art Deco house in Tadworth, Surrey. Together with our two dogs, Barney the Wire Fox Terrier and Scamp the rescue mutt, we make a happy family.
My favourite past times are walking, holidaying on the south coast and making pots - yes real ones out of real clay!
QUALITY, DESIGN & VALUE
These three words are the driving forces behind all that I do in Pomegranate.
For me this runs deep, I want the quality to be in the design. This means that my clients will always get the best that their budget can afford, without losing the design edge they are looking for. This in turn will always give them value.
I like to think that I am versatile and I can adapt my style to fit the project.
Whilst this is true, any designer has to be influenced by who they are and where they have come from.
So, if pushed, I would say that I am a product of my DNA and the era I was born. Being half Swedish and brought up in England during the 1970's I believe that the interiors I create are a blending together of the soft simple aesthetic found in many Swedish homes and the calm, warm pallet we see in classic British houses.... with the occasional burst of retro.
I'm therefore going to give my style a working title of:
ANGLO NORDIC CHIC