My name is Janice and I’m 57 years young. I lived in London until 9 years ago when I moved out to the countryside and started to develop my love for interior design. Previously I had worked in the music business as Head Of International Promotions at a record company. Also selling things I made on market stalls at Portobello and Camden.
Now I live in a small village in Buckinghamshire surrounded by thatched cottages. I live with my four cats and a musician.
I have so many favourite and cool items honestly that is so difficult to decide, but I do love my carved buffalo skull, my weird and wonderful sofa with Egyptian style legs, and the cast iron fireplace which I fitted.
My fail-safe decorating trick; paint coloured walls and if you don’t like them paint over them, it’s only paint.
The first thing I thought of this morning is ‘what day is it’ therefore what hashtag photo should I post on instagram, oh it’s Tuesday so its #aquietstyle, then check who has joined my hashtag #behomefree
I wish I was a carpenter, I would love to have the strength to saw wood and use power tools more. It would also be handy to learn to be a plasterer, electrician and plumber!
I would never give my younger self advice, I think everyone should learn by experiences, whether they are good or bad. I had an amazing career and the bad things in life were simply not the sort of thing that anyone could change, they were just part of life.
Well, as I worked in the music business I have quite a lot of bands that I loved because I worked with them including; Metallica, Nick Cave, Moby, Elton John, Bon Jovi, Erasure, Depeche Mode, quite a variety really. If I had to pick one it would be Metallica.
Coco for clothes (especially her story of when she was younger) and I don’t really have one for interiors.
Favourite colour: deep turquoise teal (Florence by Annie Sloan). Least favourite colour – beige.
Knitting while watching Games Of Thrones
My superpower would be to never age, like Dorian Gray, with a portrait in the attic.
The wild animal rescue hospital that I volunteer for, it’s called Tiggywinkles. We take everyone to the visitors centre there to meet hedgehogs, foxes, badgers, owls and squirrels
I like to hang out at home or at friends houses but the most unusual café is a place in the woods just outside Berkhamsted called Sanuk.
All independents – Holy Cow Home Aylesbury, White Hart Studios Haddenham – Town & Colonial Berkhamsted (which also has a cool café).