Mum of one tenacious girl, Laura Warren, is an interior designer with a passion for helping families create fresh, modern family spaces that go beyond expectation. Her business, Pop & Punch, has developed into an interiors brand and design service, that’s all about creating fresh homes. No cutting corners, no fast fads, but beautiful interiors to bring families closer. Check out the Pop & Punch magic here.
This Christmas is going to be a little different this year for many families, what have you got planned?
We are hopefully going up North to spend Christmas with my Gran (please Boris), we love a quiet Christmas packed with friends and family in-between it all. We’ve not told our daughter Pops yet as she would be so upset if she couldn’t see Great Grandma so we’re just talking about all the elves being busy making sure all our friends and family know we love them.
What are your favourite Christmas traditions?
As a child we used to open new pyjamas on Christmas eve, so that’s something we’ve kept up with my own family, only now its with popcorn in our own OMOS bowls (from £10) and a movie, and snuggly PJs for us all. Our Didi & Bud ones (from £28) from last year are still going strong. Our new tradition we started once Pop’s was born is to go to the Festival of Lights at Longleat every year, we love it and to us it signals the start of our holiday season.
Who’s gift are you most looking forward to choosing this year and what have you got planned?
Poppy, its all about her and I know how much of our new ranges she is completely in love with (she kept trying to pinch stock before it moved), so I’ve done a huge buy for her from my own stock, that’s the point isn’t it. She absolutely loves playing with her dolls and soft toys so we’re going to get her the gorgeous Rainbow Doll Bed (£75) and Rainbow Doll Chair (£69) by OYOY as then they still look gorgeous in our open plan home!
Who’s the trickiest to buy for and what have you got planned?
My other half, Ed is always the hardest to buy for, plus it’s his birthday in November, the problem is if he wants something he just goes and gets it, or Lego, he always has a Lego set he’s after. But, the fact he’s hard to buy for makes the most fun finding something he didn’t know he wanted, but that he will love. I have something up my sleeve but I’m keeping it tightly under wraps.
What’s your decorating style?
I don’t think I have a decorating style as such, rather I see things I love, and our home has inspired me. We have a lovely big lantern light over our dining table, and I love to hang paper props from there, but this year I’m going to have a single silver tinsel chandelier, with star garlands with a little pop of neon to link it to the spaces, mixed with some pom poms from Never Perfect Studio.
What’s the one thing that makes Christmas, Christmassy for you?
Wandering around the Christmas markets, it’s going to be a little different this year I guess.
Quick fire round!
Roses or Quality Street? Quality Street
Sprouts? With bacon and walnuts
Fave Xmas Song? Last Christmas, Wham!
And finally, what are you hoping to find in your stocking this year?
I usually prefer to get one big gift rather than lots of little things. I’ve been dropping lots of hints about the Dyson Straighteners, but I would love anything that gives me a little time for me.