Welcome Tessa, can you please tell us a bit more about yourself?
Hmm this is a difficult one to start with. Well, I live in South London, I work for a magazine, Elle decoration UK and I write a blog about lifestyle and design-related things. I’m a country girl at heart, and despite the fact that I love my day job, I do harbour a secret desire to stay at home and do domestic stuff like preparing meals for the freezer and reorganizing my cupboards. But don’t tell anyone.
How did you end up in the world of design and interiors?
I’ve think I’ve always been quite a visual person, but it took me a while to realise it as I was more focused on writing. I started keeping scrapbooks when I was little, and they’re filled with interiors images and other photographs that I cut out of magazines and newspapers. I’m definitely a homemaker, and I think that got me interested in design. My space has always held a lot of importance - from my childhood bedroom to the little attic flat that I’m currently living in.
The name of your blog 'just a little joy' sounds sweet and humble. Why did you choose it?
I’m not one of those people who finds it easy to be still and content. I’m always looking for the next big challenge or project, or trying improve on something I’ve already done. I wanted to start a blog that would help me to notice all the beautiful, enjoyable things that I come across every day and remind me to take pleasure in them, in order to slow myself down a bit and live in the present. It has actually helped a bit! ....MORE