As a 5-year-old girl, I had a big imagination and was happiest playing the shopkeeper, redesigning my bedroom (with my imaginary friend), or moving furniture around the house to create a new play-space. I didn’t have it planned out, but knew that when I grew up, I’d build a shop selling treasures and happiness.
Fast-forward a few decades and my passion for interior design grew stronger.
My husband and three children joined the story, and a love for children’s interiors followed. I was in my element searching for products for our growing family, but being a new mum took up lots of time, energy, and headspace. We didn’t always get it right. We learned that some children’s products were unnecessary, lacked longevity, or didn’t suit the style of our home.
I wanted to help others avoid the design mistakes we had made along the way. When I looked around our home, I realised that the true style and personality of our family came from great products from well-known brands, teamed with unique pieces I had found at smaller retailers.
At that moment, I knew I had to bring the best small businesses and larger brands together as a collective. This would make it easy for busy parents to create a look that reflected the individual style and personality of their family.
…and so The Original Family Collective was born.
Founder - The Original Family Collective