Introduction

I am a researcher, writer and curator specialising in the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century interiors and wallpapers.


I have recently gained my PhD, using household inventories to investigate ‘ordinary’ domestic life in the mid nineteenth century.


Presently I am looking at the interiors of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century mental hospitals for the project ‘At home in the institution? Asylum, school and lodging house interiors in London and SE England, 1845-1914’


http://pure.rhul.ac.uk/portal/en/projects/at-home-in-the-institution-asylum-school-and-lodging-house-interiors-in-london-and-se-england-18451914(7e76df95-d800-4eea-8495-6833338954d6).html

Biography

Books include:
Editor, The Papered Wall: the history, patterns and techniques of wallpaper Thames & Hudson, new edition 2005
Fifitestyle Middlesex University Press, 2004
With Charlotte Gere The House Beautiful. Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetic Interior Lund Humphries, 2000
Living Rooms. 20th-Century Interiors at the Geffrye Museum Geffrye Museum, 1998
With Mark Turner, The Silver Studio of Design, Webb & Bower, 1998


Exhibition curator:
(Co-curator) Choosing the chintz: men, women & furnishing the home, Geffrye Museum, 2008
How to Live in a Flat: Modern Living in the 1930s, MoDA, 2003
The Silver Studio Then & Now, MoDA, 2001
Exploring Interiors: domestic decoration 1900-1960, MoDA, 2000
Specialist curator on wallpapers for William Morris, V&A, 1996


Exhibition research:
New 20th-century gallery at the Geffrye Museum, 1998
The House Beautiful: Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetic Movement, Geffrye Museum, 2000

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