Pooky catches up with GIDC finalist Lucy Tiffney

We loved following Lucy Tiffney's journey throughout the Great Interior Design Challenge. Pooky caught up with Lucy to find out her top interior tips and design inspirations. I loved the whole journey throughout The GIDC. I am inspired by so many things, but colour and potential to create something new are major influences.


(A moodboard for a charity project that Lucy is working on)

You were constantly creating and upcycling on the GIDC. Do you have any top tips on how to revitalize lighting in the home without having to spend a fortune?

To revitalize lighting in the home; try new lampshades on old bases, use oversized shades on small bases or vice versa to mix up the scale of things. Move freestanding lamps around, if there’s no socket use an extension cable. Try moving pendant lamps by adding a longer flex and hooking from the ceiling.


(An oversized shade working perfectly on a small base in one of Lucy's interior design projects)

Here at Pooky we love to mix and match colour and pattern, do you have any guidelines for doing this successfully in the home?

I think mixing colour and pattern in the home is key to an interesting scheme. It adds depth and texture and increases impact. I would say be brave with both and chose what you love not what you think you should have, the more variety the better, and a bit of clash is always fab!


(An interior project where Lucy has successfully used bold colour and clashing pattern to create a stunning result)

What’s next for Lucy Tiffney?

I have a variety of exciting jobs on the go, from private interior design projects, charity offices, murals, to the launch of my online shop which is coming soon! Watch this space ……


(Lucy working on one of her mural designs for a private project)

Finally we’ve got to ask you, what is your favourite Pooky light and why?

I love all of the Pooky pendant lights, but my favourite has to be the small Bonnie pendant light in magenta! I love Pink and it is great to use as an accent colour, in particular with the glass shade, it will add extra warmth to any scheme.


Visit Lucy's website to catch up on all of her latest design projects and news.