Hello! My name is Lou, I was born and bred on the beautiful Gold Coast and have a passion for all things home decor, renovations and of course... pooches!
For the majority of my career, I worked in a very high pressure sales and marketing role and after 25 years, I decided it was time for a change. So in June 2018 my husband and I purchased a gorgeous 1950's renovated beach house in Miami and took a year off to slow down, enjoy my family, spend time with my new baby grand daughter and have a think about what I wanted to do next.
During this period I absolutely loved taking the time to decorate my new home and I discovered countless incredible decor pieces from small business owners and unique creatives. However, there were a few items that I was trying to track down that I could not find anywhere! Rattan dog beds and hanging planters to name a few...
I begun having conversations about starting a home decor business with a close friend of mine, Brooke, who is the entrepreneur behind the stunning business Sacred Bundle alongside her lovely partner Guill. Brooke & Guill both took me under their wing and taught me all that they knew about business owner life, whilst really encouraging me to go for it - which I am so very grateful for! It was then that The Bees Knees Collective was born.
Since then, I have worked so hard on creating my very first collection of rattan dog beds and hanging planters alongside my amazing artisans in Indonesia who bring all of my creations to life.
Although this journey is massively out of my comfort zone, I am loving every single part of it so far. I truely hope you love my designs as much as I have loved creating them - I can't wait to see some of The Bees Knees Collective pieces styled in your homes!
Thank you for taking the time to read a bit more about my story. If you ever want to chat or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.