LISA DAWSON, LISA DAWSON STYLING
Lisa is an interior writer, home stylist and social media influencer. Last year, she started writing a weekly blog based on styling your home. She is co founder of the popular Instagram hashtag, the first interiors tag to be launched in the UK, #myhomevibe which has over 105k posts. She runs monthly Styling Your Home and Instagram workshops across the country and collaborates regularly with interiors magazines.
Lisa has recently been given the accolade of Marie Claire Verified Influencer and was included in the Power List 2017 in the September issue of the magazine. She is also nominated for Best Newcomer Award for the Amara IBA and EKBB Magazine Influencer Awards for 2017.
With a background in fashion and homewares retail, she lives in York with her husband and three children, commuting regularly between here and London.
BIANCA HALL, FRENCH FOR PINEAPPLE
French For Pineapple chronicles the adventures of Bianca Hall and her insatiable passion for interiors and DIY.
Something of a colour connoisseur, her home is her ‘lab’ where inspirational and ever-changing colour experiments, alongside clever DIY’s and room overhauls occur on a very regular basis. Although ever-evolving, her core style remains constant: playful, urban, grown-up glamour, is always mixed with a sprinkle of black, and a touch of brass. New mixed with vintage, and high-end with high-street. All is shared on the blog, interspersed with beautiful products and fabulous finds.
Her background in television, commercial and music production, followed by printmaking and textile design, eventually led her to blogging, when she realised that although she’ll always love designing products, that nothing makes her pulse quicken, heart sing, and soul soar than designing rooms.
She lives in a Victorian end of terrace semi in Hackney, North London, with her husband and their two children. They are soon to be joined by a kitten.
OLIVER THOMAS, FINALIST GREAT INTERIOR DESIGN CHALLENGE BBC
Oliver Thomas 1st came to prominence after reaching the final on BBC2's The Great Interior Design Challenge. He now works from his own design studio, based in North London.
He has an innate desire to create and design interiors that exceed his clients expectations and interiors that have a positive impact on his clients lives. Oliver curates an eclectic mix of old world charm, rock and roll and neo trad, all suffused together in one uber delicious decor cocktail.
Born and raised in East London, Oliver attended The London College of Fashion to train as a hairstylist which led to a long career in the West End as a stylist. It was whilst on a break that he applied to The Bennings Design Studio and within a year was their Chief Illustrator/Designer.
However, it was his lifetime love affair with interiors that eventually prevailed and he will quite readily admit that he is at his happiest when he is working to create fabulous interiors.