Anabel has a passion for building communities and providing spaces that people love to use.
As Head of Interior Design, she oversees a growing team of designers who collaborate with clients, architects, and contractors to create and deliver interesting and diverse places within the Living, Office & Workplace, and Universities sectors.
What’s your favourite project you’ve worked on to date?
ROVE Hotels. We designed and delivered six hotels in Dubai for Emaar. What an absolute rollercoaster of a project; late nights, an ever-changing brief, an amazing Stride Treglown team, some long-haul flights, a few tears, plenty of cocktails, and a couple of awards to show for it all! #NoPlaceLikeRove
What are the key challenges that affect your sector, or are likely to in the next five years?
The four planetary emergencies (Climate, Biodiversity, Resources, and Social & Health) genuinely keep me up at night. At the moment, we are focusing on the Resources emergency and how interior designers can look to the circular economy to drive change by reusing existing materials. Watch this space…
If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?
I would be the owner of a reclamation yard and cafe. This combines my two favourite things; rummaging through discarded old stuff in search of treasure and wholesome eating. Bliss!
Interesting fact that nobody knows about you?
I am a director of a community-owned pub in Gloucestershire. The pub was saved from closure by a rural village community clubbing together to buy the site. Together, we’re safeguarding its future and ensuring it continues to be the hub of village life.
What’s the greatest invention ever?
A cherry stoner…honestly amazing!