As a kid, I worked hard but never really played hard. Years of conscientious graft at a young age left me initially disheartened with education, but I think it’s safe to say it ignited a fire in my belly. Not until I started writing my own rules with LD did I finally feel like my graft paid off. Always giving 120% is in my nature, but it never always got me where I wanted, or thought I wanted to be. Perhaps this weird new path forging in front of me is finally that hard work paying off. Of course, now it doesn’t get easier, it gets harder every single day. But I am loving it.
It seems I am naturally drawn to characters who work just as hard. The non-blaggers in life. The real sweat breakers, extra mile runners and crazy passionate folk. Our team has become a natural curation of likemindeds, grafters that want what isn’t sat there on a plate. The life that there is no real education in, no accredited training in, and very few career opportunities in.
Lusting Over: Oversized Black Jute Chandelier by Madam Stoltz
A little pocket sized Yogi.
Fran is never short of a smile and in style sense is most certainly a ‘Lillian’. Laid back is her way. She is LD well-being guru, knowing all there is to know about our candle and scent range and anything else that will calm and rest into your lifestyle. Fran heads up our social media, yet can most often be found on the store floor chatting up customers (in between practicing her yoga poses).
Lusting over: Handmade Rhino Head by Joanna Coupland
A waft of dream air for an employer seeking interior enthusiasts.
Christie is well and truly interior obsessed. Studying Interior Design at Teesside University, Christie’s focus in store is visual merchandising and LD design service, bringing her educated expertise to our LD profile. A serial grafter, Christie is hungry to create the most amazing spaces. Style sense- 100% a Daphne.
Lusting over: Chusho Large Lime Embroidered Cushion by Also Home
Pushing LD to the next level.
This little PR pro is making it her mission to shout about all that is happening at LD HQ. With a super calming influence across the entire team, Maddy is as level-headed as they come, filling the office and the store with one liners and laughs, it was kitting out her first home that lead to a discovery of her interior passion, realising it was where her career was at.
Lusting over: World Relief Map of the Oceans by Erstwhile
Lillian & Daphne
Lillian is our constant tail wagger, she gives out less obstructive hugs, particularly if she's managed to follow you in to the loo! Daphne generally brings big licks, human hugs and way too many short blonde hairs to the store daily.
Mr LD cannot go without a mention, after all, none of this would even be here if it weren't for this guy. Technically not an employee, but couldn’t be more of the team (unfortunately for him). Usually heading up big display change overs, box elimination and the odd weekend shift, Craig is our LD hero.