Mad about flowers - dog lover - country girl at heart - textile collector - passionate about colour and pattern - inspired by imagery that tells a story - I live by the rule that the best is yet to come...

I was born in the West Country, but have lived in London for over 30 years. After studying textiles I worked for a decade as a print and knitwear designer, and as a colour forecaster for many top fashion brands, such as Ralph Lauren, YSL, Christian Dior, Sonia Rykiel and Missoni.

I moved into lifestyle and interiors, working as a stylist, art director and writer for numerous interior and women’s publications including Sunday Times Style, You Magazine, Homes & Gardens and House & Garden, as well as for companies such as Swarovski, Colefax & Fowler, Boden, Jo Malone, Laura Ashley and many others. I have published 11 books on interiors, lifestyle and textiles.

In 2003 I became Interior and Food Director of Red magazine, where I stayed until recently. I am now working independently as an art director, stylist and consultant.

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Mary and ned