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Steph Briggs

Female Founder Spotlight: Steph Briggs

5 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Steph Briggs
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Steph Briggs

Steph Briggs is Co-Founder of the Award-Winning independent gifts and interior retailer, La Di Da Interiors (https://www.ladida-andover.com) and a celebrated Interior Designer. An expert in upcycling and revamping pre-loved furniture and home accessories, Steph’s natural talent for combining old with fabulous and new, has earnt her the title of  ‘The Queen Of Upcycling’ by her contemporaries and considerable coverage on TV, radio and in the national press. Steph’s clients include both private and commercial, and her interior design projects range from consultancy services to major renovations. As featured in The Metro, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, The Lady, World Of Interiors, Your Home Style, House Beautiful, The Times and many more.

What are your top tips for en­trepreneurial success?

There is no such thing as the right time. If you have the urge, then do your research and go for it. 

Be bold and confident (even if you don’t always feel like it)

Be original and authentic at all times.

Build your inner tribe; your support circle of trusted minds that are there to support and nurture you both in business and life in general. 

Outsource the jobs you don’t enjoy (for example bookkeeping).

Embrace change and growth.

Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?

Sophie Robinson for her fearless love of colour and pattern and being a thoroughly lovely human

Deborah Meaden for being a fabulous business women who takes no nonsense

Annie Sloan who started her business aged 40 and encouraged me to do the same

Coco Chanel said “the most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud” she not only changed fashion for women forever but built one of the most well known brands on the plant. She also grew up in an orphanage. 

Violet Goult, my Granny who grew up in the English countryside, went into domestic service age 14, joined the Army aged 18. She was strong, kind, mischievous and gave absolutely anything a go. She was my biggest supporter in my childhood and I miss her greatly, if I’m ever stuck on a decision I often wonder what her advice would be. 

What is your favourite saying/inspirational quote?

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful — William Morris