With a passion for the outdoors, conservation and simple living, Lucy has a holistic approach to her design work, with a strong emphasis on reclaiming materials and working to bring out the best in people and their surroundings.
On all full day workshops, a home-made, home-grown, vegetarian lunch is provided, with fresh teas from the herb garden and plenty of cake! Over lunch you can relax and enjoy the surroundings, have a rest in a hammock, take a short walk, or crack on with the task in hand!
Lucy has a passion for bright colour, influenced by time spent living in the Caribbean and South and Central America, this is coupled with an equal love for conservation, nature and collecting thrifty ‘stuff’, which fills her quirky home and studio. She aims to inspire clients with a diverse knowledge in the design field, as well as plenty of top tips and advise.
“Creativity is all about the process, not always about the finished product, whether that’s making a cake, growing your own veg, or making gifts, it’s about having a go! I am a seeker, always keen to learn more. It’s not always about perfection, but enjoying the process along the way. I aim to to inspire clients and students and bring out the best in them "
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Lucy Renshaw MA
Royal College of Art
After graduating from the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Textiles and Design, Lucy set up her studio in the beautiful county of Derbyshire, where she designs, makes, works on commissions and hosts a range of creative workshops to inspire and bring colour and inspiration into other peoples lives!
The studio is based at Lucy’s beautifully renovated home (1763 small holding) overlooking fields and the colourful country garden.
With 14 years experience in the design field, Lucy offers Upholstery and Upcycling workshops, Interior Design courses , as well as 1-2-1 design coaching and consultancy, inspiring clients to realize their own ideas and potential- '“Everyone has an inner creativity and uniqueness which they just need to find!”
Lucy, Ant (her partner) and two sons Rupert (7) and Bob (4) have been renovating their 18th Century cottage and outbuildings since 2014, which is a labor of love and has a life's worth of Interior projects ahead, constantly evolving and changing!
Over the years Lucy has worked on commissions for Liberty London, Colin First, Kew Gardens, exhibited at various International trade shows- ICFF New York, Masion et Objet, Paris and London Design week, and a published book of her design concepts- Mixed Media and found materials (AC Black) She also currently teaches Interior Design at Nottingham Trent University.
The studio also hosts pop up workshops- ranging from cooking, well being, fashion and back to nature, all based around her ethos of: Re-claim, Seek, Sustain