Born and raised in London my keen eye for pattern, colour and textiles growing up led me to study at Nottingham Trent University where I specialized in woven textiles. After working within the fashion industry for market leading high street labels in the U.K. and America, traveling to many inspiring countries along the way, I established myself in London as a colour and trend designer with over 20 years’ experience.
While renovating my Victorian home I realized there was a lack of choice for beautiful, high quality wood floors that are environmentally sourced and produced. To my surprise the vast majority of wood floors on the market are not FSC certified (responsibly management of the world’s forests)and I found it very frustrating that these floors are available for sale at all! I wanted a floor that would sit well within my home as well as my conscience. I started to search all over Europe to find a producer that held the same values as I do, Aesthetic Beauty, High Quality and Environmental considerations. I didn’t know it at the time but this was the start of Elements of Wood.