I live in the beautiful village of Cuckfield in Sussex with my husband and three kids in what was formerly the garage and mechanics apartment to the nearby manor house. Built in 1912, but with little character, we have spent the last three years extending and renovating our home turning it from a dark and dingy 2 bed to a light, bright, 5 bedroom family home. This is the third large renovation project we have undertaken, and according to my long suffering husband the last, but we'll see!
I started out working as a visual merchandiser then left to pursue what I thought would be a life of glamour working as cabin crew for British Airways, believe me it wasn't glamorous, it's blimmin hard work, but I had a decade of seeing the world, made friends for life and met my husband. After three years I also became a Crew Trainer, training new candidates and current Crew both in the classroom and onboard the aircraft.
After having my third child in 2006 we moved house and started on our first home renovation, because lets face it, 3 kids under six wasn’t enough work.... and here my passion for interiors which had been simmering away for years really began. In 2012 I took a Diploma in Interior Design and have not only designed the interiors but project managed the build and internal renovations on the last two home renovations we have done.
Interior and Product Styling is something I love to do and I have been lucky enough to work with, and alongside, some great stylists and brands. Another passion is taking photographs of both people and interiors and I love that it's an ongoing learning process. Following on from this I have recently set up my prints business selling photographic prints and typography prints taken and designed by me at www.hornsbystyleprints.com
I really do have a passion for interiors, I would describe my personal home style as a mash up of modern rustic, nordic with a touch of dark glamour and a bit of industrial chic thrown in for good measure! Oh and don't forget to add lots of plants, texture and layers into the mix too! Though my home decor is always changing and evolving I do love a grey or blue wall, and for me there has to be natural materials in the home, I'm a sucker for reclaimed wood and brick walls. Of course I appreciate many other interior styles too and am continually inspired by others especially on Instagram and Pinterest, it's just a good job I don't have the time to redecorate the house weekly!
I do hope this blog inspires you to try new ideas in your own home. Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media.