Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In honour of this special day, we thought it might be nice to introduce you to some of the inspiring women that are part of the Warehouse Home team.
Before launching Warehouse Home, I founded two successful ventures for an international publishing house. And then, one day, I had an idea for a business of my own. Before I knew it, Warehouse Home was up and running and I haven't had a spare moment since! For a long time, I simply considered myself to be an entrepreneur and someone who was lucky enough to do what they loved every day.
The fact that I am a woman never factored into things for me. But as Warehouse Home has grown, I have been incredibly proud to welcome so many brilliant women into our team. This International Women's Day, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce a few of the talented women responsible for making Warehouse Home what it is, delivering content and projects enjoyed worldwide. Here they are, in their own words.
I'm a photographer based in London. My work inhabits the crossover between architecture and reportage: documenting spaces, the environment and people. You could describe it as documentary photography with a sense of place. I work out of my studio in a converted dog biscuit factory in the East End of London.
I have worked on several photography assignments for Warehouse Home magazine and also had some images in the Warehouse Home book. Previous projects include photography of the Spratts Factory in East London where I live. It was one of the first ever warehouse conversions developed in the late 1980s and every apartment is unique. I am undertaking an extensive documentary project about the factory and the creatives that live and work there.
I love working with Sophie and the team. They seem to have endless energy and a real eye for detail. It’s a beautiful publication and feeds my obsession for interiors, furniture and warehouse living, so it’s great to have been involved in its making.
I am an interiors graduate with a passion for design publishing. I interviewed with Sophie shortly after graduating in 2016. Living in London at the time, I first worked very closely with Warehouse Home magazine, organising and assisting on photo shoots and researching trends and new product launches for publication.
Over time and as the brand grew, I had the privilege of working across each of its extensions, from the debut Warehouse Home book to the launch of an interior design studio and a new website. Having now returned to Sydney in Australia (where I was born), I continue to contribute to the website on a freelance basis writing architectural, real homes and travel pieces.
I have always loved the magic of a photo shoot, from researching and building a concept to seeing that vision brought to life by the talented photographers and stylists we worked with. There have also been many hilarious behind the scenes moments.
Something I will always be thankful for is being part of the publication of the first Warehouse Home book (a Thames & Hudson best seller!). To this day I am very proud of the praise it has received. And I still get excited when I see it on the shelves of my favourite bookstores all over the world.
I qualified as an Architect in April 2016 and have over seven years’ experience working in the profession for practices based in London and Sydney. In July 2017, I relocated to Bristol to set up my own architectural design practice, E J Studio, which specialises in residential architecture and interiors.
I became involved with Warehouse Home in March 2018 and have since been providing architectural services and technical expertise for their interior design projects. To date, I've been involved with two Warehouse Home interior projects. The first was the internal renovation and fit-out of a beautiful Georgian Grade II listed apartment in Central London. Currently, I'm working on proposals for the interior re-design of an industrial waterside apartment located in a former print works warehouse. The apartment features open-plan living, striking exposed concrete columns and brickwork walls and canal-side views, all of which we’ll be maximising as part of the proposed scheme.
Working with Warehouse Home provides an exciting opportunity to collaborate on aspirational interior design schemes with other talented individuals and within the context of architecturally rich and inspiring homes. I also enjoy the fact that the focus is on beautifully resolved details, innovative materials and high-end finishes and furnishings, and that aesthetic sensitivity and beauty, as well as function and quality, are all held in high regard.
I am a freelance writer based in Devon and I am the author of the award-winning interior design blog The Design Sheppard. I started my career working on a kitchen and bathroom trade publication, but over the years I have written for various magazines and websites as well as my own blog.
In January of this year, I started working on Warehouse Home as Content Editor. I write articles for the Warehouse Home website covering new product launches, trends, designer interviews and book reviews. I also assist with social media content creation.
At the moment, I am focussing on creating new content for our website but I’m also looking at how we can make improvements to the site in order to provide our readers with the best possible experience. Over the next few months, I will also be contributing to Warehouse Home Issue Ten and involved with the completion of the second Warehouse Home book.
Although I’ve only been part of the Warehouse Home team for a short while, I am enjoying every minute. I love working with Sophie and I find her entrepreneurial spirit refreshing and really inspiring. She has so much drive and so much energy and she is always coming up with new ideas. Add to that the fact that she's really rather hilarious and it makes working at Warehouse Home a real joy.