Meet the Team

Emma Vans Agnew

 

Design Director & Founder

Emma Vans Agnew is the founder of Fabricsandpapers.com, which re-branded in 2016 as F&P Interiors, and is responsible for product selection and overall management of the business.

She has over 35 years experience in interior design. Her career began with the leading design company Colefax and Fowler where she worked on many prestigious projects including the refurbishment of Althorp House, the family home of the late Diana Princess of Wales, and Charlie Chaplin’s lakeside home near Montreux in Switzerland. On leaving Colefax she freelanced on various projects, including Brocket Hall.

Emma doesn’t seem to have much time for anything but F&P Interiors!

Rose DeBaerdemaecker

 

Interior Stylist

After working for Farrow & Ball and Susie Watson, Rose brings her interior design expertise to the F&P Interiors Team. Initially Rose ran our busy made to measure department, after returning from maternity leave Rose is enjoying a new role as our Interior Stylist. She spends her time working with both the Interior Design and Marketing team to showcase lots of the beautiful and unique projects that we get to work on.

Heather Finch

Head of Developement

Heather has been with F&P Interiors since 2011 and now works part-time after taking 6 months off to have her son. She is responsible for business development at F&P Interiors with a background of working with independent businesses and luxury goods. Her role at F&P Interiors includes sourcing new products and suppliers; improving the functionality of the website to enhance customer satisfaction; and supervising the company’s sales and marketing activities.


Heather takes full advantage of living by the coast and when not in the office her time is usually spent on the beach with her son and greyhound Woodie.

 

 

Sam Goswamy

Project Coordinater

Sam has come to work with us after taking a few years off to build her dream, energy efficient, eco-home, locally here in Sussex. Sam is a vital member to our made to measure and interior design team, she liaises between mills, workshops, the F&P team and customers to ensure a smooth journey for all our projects.

Sam has a keen interest in many sports both watching and playing, including tennis, cycling and hiking.

Sandra Hill

Customer Services Manager

Sandra oversees our customer service team, using her excellent communication and organisational skills she ensures that all orders are processed and with customers in a timely manner. Additionally, Sandra is on hand to help with customers enquiries, offering advice where needed. Prior to joining our team she was the Customer Service Manager at The Real flower Company, offering high end floral arrangements. 

When not in the office Sandra enjoys walking her lovely dog Blue (who likes to accompany ‘mum’ to the office two days a week).

Hannah Irish

Interior Designer

We are delighted that Hannah has joined F&P Interiors, bringing with her 10 years experience in the industry from roles within Designers Guild, Louise Bradley & Anna Spiro Design. With a passion for textiles, craftmanship and knowledge in high-end interior design, Hannah offers our customers a highly professional & personalised interior design service including floor layouts, mood boards, product sourcing & project management.

Being a leading member of our Interior Design team, along with renovating her own home, keeps Hannah very busy so in her spare time she enjoys relaxing with a Pilates or yoga class.

Oksana Kushch

Customer Service

Oksana has recently joined the F&P customer service team after having to sadly leave the Ukraine. She is enjoying learning all about the world of interiors while assisting in our sampling and customer service department.

Back in Ukraine Oksana was an English teacher and is still teaching a few of her students online as well as providing free English lessons to other Ukrainians in our local village of Henfield.

Jasmine Lake-Bromley

Bespoke Services Manager

After training as a florist, Jasmine started work with us in our busy sampling department where she used her excellent organisational skills and creative flair to assist customers with their interior design schemes.

After gaining much industry knowledge she has now joined our expert Made to Measure team where she can assist you with quotes and style advise either by phone, email or in our Sussex Showroom.

Jasmine is still a freelance florist and spends most her weekends in the summer preparing the most gorgeous wedding flowers.

Chatty Richardson

Designers Club

After growing up around Fabrics & Wallpapers Chatty has now come to work at F&P Interiors. She brings with her expertise in bespoke furniture and fireplaces from previous roles in the industry as well as a passion for fabrics and interior design.

Chatty currently runs our Designers Club, working remotely, she is able to assist with all trade enquiries and orders for our Designer Club members.

In her spare time she likes adventures on horse back in the Wadi Rum or Sussex countryside, cooking, hiking and exploring the world.

Alice Wright

Content & Emarketing Executive

Alice joined us in April 2017, initially working within our Sussex head office. After a year in Henfield, Alice's passion for travel whisked her away, but lucky for us she was able to carry on working remotely, creating content for both our website and newsletters.

Alice has now returned to her Sussex roots and continues to work with us, make sure to sign up to our newsletters or follow us on social media to see some of Alice’s work.

Alice is currently on maternity leave and we are looking forward to her return in 2023!

 

Toto

Toto, having been born (literally!) and bred in the office is a true F&P Interiors ambassador! You will notice Toto featuring all throughout our social media. 

Perdy

Perdy has grown into a beautiful young lady. On the days she comes to the office she is always keen to help with choosing fabrics, and moving things around the office!

Percy

Percy is Perdy's son and has inherited her super affectionate temperament. He is a very playful chap with a passion for anything wet, be that the sea or a muddy puddle!

Woodie

Woodie has joined our team after early retirement from racing. He is a typical Greyhound and can normally be found sleeping whilst the rest of the team are hard at work. 

Blue

Blue comes to work with Sandra, our customer service manager. He is a white Doberman and loves to play (and wake up) Woodie the Greyhound!

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