Edie Kinlocke

Junior Interior Designer

Edie is a Junior Interior Designer working across all sectors. She is particularly focused on sustainability of materials; social and community orientated space planning; as well as making sure each project has a strong and unique aesthetic identity.

What is a moment you’re proud of?

As part of Stride Together, I have co-led company engagement sessions raising awareness around neurodiversity. People have approached us since with feedback that they feel ‘seen’, and that they’re glad conversations are happening in the community. It’s a topic that’s close to my heart and it’s emboldening to know that positive change is happening.

If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?

I’m a bit of a serial hobbyist, so today I’ll say that I’d be a gardener, but before that I would’ve said a sewist, before that a novelist, before that a short film maker… basically, I just love making things.

What is a key challenge that affects your sector, or are likely to in the next five years?

Greenwashing. Lots of companies make claims that their products are the most sustainable which can be complicated to evaluate. I think it’s important to remain sceptical and make sure that you’re choosing the best thing for the project.

What advice would you give your 20 year old self?

Keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll be just fine.

Best book you’ve read?

Entangled Life by Melvin Sheldrake. It’s an easy-to-read scientific journal about the recent findings around fungi and it’s previously unknown importance to all life on earth.