20 Questions

Recognised with external awards success this winter our interior design team is responsible for keeping the interiors of all our homes looking great and creating new, exciting spaces for each of them.

Head of Design Georgina Colwell says: “We have seen first-hand the hugely positive effect a well-designed space has on the well-being of everyone who lives and works in our homes. When designing new homes we are constantly striving to raise the bar, using innovation and technology to keep us ahead of our competitors, and deliver a home that we would all want to live in.”

Here we catch up with Georgina to find out a little more about her.

 

Career history: I studied fashion design, and started working for the designer Hussein Chalayan. I then stepped sideways into fashion PR, working in the PR department for DAKS, a role which evolved into creating their advertising. After that, I moved to the agency Bell Pottinger, running one of the creative advertising departments, where my clients were large international pharmaceutical companies such as GSK and Astrazeneca. When I left London I went back to my family roots of interior design and joined Colten freelancing at first, before taking up my current role.

Interests: Yoga, horse riding and city breaks with the girls.

Q: Who was your first childhood hero?
A: Wonder Woman.
Q: What would be your ideal holiday?
A: Skiing.
Q: What are you superstitious about?
A: Walking under a ladder.
Q: Who would you most like to be trapped in a lift with?
A: The actor Gabriel Macht
Q: Who do you most admire?
A: My mother, she achieved so much, but was so modest.
Q: What car do you drive?
A: Range Rover Sport.
Q: What makes you angry?
A: Bad drivers.
Q: What is your favourite smell?
A: The sea.
Q: Cats or dogs?
A: Cats.
Q: What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
A: Drink tea.
Q: What is your earliest memory?
A: A camping holiday in France.
Q: Which TV/radio programme do you try never to miss?
A: Bake Off.
Q: What is the best thing about your role?
A: When people are genuinely delighted with what you have created for them.
Q: …And what is the worst?
A: : Suppliers letting you down.
Q: What would be your desert island luxury?
A: Cake.
Q: What do you wish you were good at?
A: Singing.
Q: What has been the crowning moment in your life to date?
A: My children.
Q: What is your favourite meal?
A: Lobster.
Q: What would be your dream job?
A: To design spaces all around the world.
Q: If you could bring something extinct back to life what would it be?
A: Cadbury, our chocolate-coloured family cat.

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