House number 58 on a street in leafy Wandsworth is the home of Interiors’ brand Edit 58 and it’s founder, Lisa Mehydene. With over 30 baskets, hundreds of rugs and countless cushions in residence, plus two small twins, it’s a busy household. Self-confessed interiors’ junkie with a faultless creative eye, Lisa has built up her brand via a heavenly instagram presence, with her products now stocked at Liberty. Her idea of bliss is trawling Sunbury Antiques Market for that hidden gem or browsing at The Conran Shop on Saturday afternoon. Here she shares her favourite London haunts:
Where is your favourite place to be in London?
With our children it’s the parks – Richmond or Wimbledon Common get my vote but my kids particularly love the playgrounds in Battersea Park. Without the children it’s a yummy, boozy lunch with my husband and a mooch around the shops or a visit to a gallery or exhibition.
Which London shops do you covet?
What’s it like running a business from home?
It’s 50% joyful and 50% annoying. As you’d imagine, it’s convenient and cosy to work from home, particularly as I have children. But it does mean there are no natural boundaries so your work life and home life bleed into each other and it’s harder to switch off. It drives me crazy how messy it can get with day-to-day work paraphernalia dotted around the house.
Main gripe about London living?
The traffic! And the parking – the cost/hasstle is ridiculous. I also find the constant chat about schools very dull.
What do you miss most when you are away from home?
Waking up in my bed, my family and my husband’s cooking.
Which Edit58 item are Londoners loving right now?
The new Easter bunny heads for children and proving very popular!
And finally, which London restaurant would you visit for your last meal on earth?
It would have to be the River Cafe followed by a walk along the Thames.