Welcome to Hidden Blossom – where I share inspiring interiors, furniture/furnishings and styling ideas with a vintage twist. Here you’ll see an insight into my life and the little details that make me happy.
‘Hidden Blossom’ is the name I give to everything stylish that I discover and feel needs to be shared with the world. My blog is about unveiling creativity, bringing out into the open something which might have gone forgotten.
I have a passion for vintage objects and textiles, upcycling and the history of design. I love eclectic interiors. I believe in the phrase ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ – there is too much waste in this world.
Everything you see on my blog is something I’ve personally chosen to shout about – because it speaks to me creatively. If you like it too, then I’m really pleased. I love to hear what makes other people tick so feel free to say hello and share with me your inspirations or leave a comment about what you’ve seen here.
My name is Sophie, I’m 28 and I am a manager at a large mixed-use cultural and commercial development in the heart of Oxford.
A Quick Bio
I was born in West Sussex, in a little town sandwiched nicely between the coast and the South Downs. My youth was filled with artistic projects – my parents taught my two sisters and I to draw and get creative in every way possible. My love of interiors was fuelled by trips to country houses and places of historic interest. My first job was in a haberdashery where I got to play with ribbons and lace and help people choose their curtains.
My passion for art led me to study Art History at university, where I specialised in the History of Display, as well as taking a year concentrating on Fine Art and learning Italian language, before spending a semester living and studying in Venice– la Serenissima!
I then studied for a certificate in Arts and Cultural Management and subsequently moved to Oxford and became the manager of a contemporary art gallery, where, for three years, I worked with some incredible fine artists, photographers and designer-makers.
Wanderlust got the better of me and in 2010 I flew off to Asia for 5 months and fulfilled my life-long dreams of travel. I hope to see more of the world soon!
All the while, my adult life has seen me blogging, photographing, making and styling, but never quite bringing all this creativity together. A believer in life-long learning – I am currently studying for a photography diploma, and taking classes in interior design. In 2011 I decided to draw everything together and launch Hidden Blossom. Here I hope to share my love of styling, decorative details and great design with you.