Melissa Warnock, aka @honeybeeandhollie, has attracted a devoted following with her love for florals, colour, pattern, wallpaper and a passion for DIY. She describes designing and decorating as her ultimate source of joy, constantly experimenting with new ideas despite making occasional mistakes. For her recent upstairs renovation, she selected our gorgeous Wool Milkshake carpet. We caught up with Melissa to chat about her flooring choices, interior inspiration, and her top decorating tips.
Describe your home and who you share it with.
Can you share your background and first steps into interiors?
I am an English and Drama teacher who likes to dabble in interiors on the side. I love all things creative and have always had a huge passion for decorating and styling. I think I got my love of interiors from my mum. To this day, like me, she is always decorating and changing things around. While our style is very different we both have a huge love of colour and pattern. My mum’s preference is jewel tones, whereas I lean more toward pastels.
How did you hear about Alternative?
Tell us about the flooring choices in your home.
Why did you choose Wool Milkshake for your stairs and landing?
Why did you feel it was important to source and buy your new carpet locally?
I feel that when it is possible it is good to support and encourage local businesses. Choosing a new carpet is a complex business and a big investment. At Glasgows of Lisburn I found it helpful to have an expert on hand to ask those all-important questions. It was great to get in-person advice on colour, size and installation.
Why is it important to use experts when it comes to installation?
While I enjoy trying my hand at DIY, I recognise that when it comes to carpet installation it takes years of experience to perfect the skills and knowledge required to lay a carpet. I was delighted with the professional installation of my carpet by local carpet fitters s_sflooringspecialists It was great to be able to put my trust in experts who would ensure a precise fit and understand the intricacies of working with the material and style of the Wool Milkshake carpet I had chosen for my home. It also helps if your carpet fitters are ultra-professional, helpful and lots of fun. I will most definitely be calling on the services of Glasgows of Lisburn and the two Steveys (s_sflooringspecialists) again.