Linn did not enter the field of interior design through the most conventional of routes. We all have our own journeys and this is hers.
From a very early age she enjoyed re-decorating and re-designing rooms in her family home, to the point where she drove her parents utterly crazy.
After her formal education she pursued her interest in all things design. Firstly, through fashion (she designed and sold her own lingerie range) and then later interiors and landscapes. Over the last twenty years she has undergone extensive training in interior design, landscape design, project management, glass blowing, upholstery, and soft furnishing (to name but a few), and has combined this with a great deal of practical experience, whilst maintaining a full time career.
As a working mum she pursued a career in global procurement and project management working on projects that, wherever possible, had an element of design. These included luxury yachts, residential accommodation for training schools, and conference centres. She was responsible for the design and fit out program of a major national retailer’s estate. Working in the retail environment and managing large-scale projects allowed her to put her design skills to use and gave her hands on experience and knowledge of suppliers, contracts, and team management.
However, with her full time career, and a family to look after, for too long her desire to fully focus on interior design had to take a back seat. That said, throughout her career she continued to make soft furnishings, design and decorate homes, and create and upholster furniture for herself, family, and friends gaining invaluable experience and helping people realise their dreams.
Over the years Linn saw a drop in the standards of furniture and soft furnishing manufacture as more and more companies moved production overseas. Linn believes strongly in using British materials and craftsmanship. She believes in using quality materials, working honestly, and to the highest of standards. Linn cares about developing local skills, and in investing in her community wherever possible. This ethos underpins her business approach.
Now she has found the opportunity to finally change direction and concentrate on interior design full time. So after years of helping people achieve their home’s potential she is proud to create Gold & Grey.