I first found Featherhorse on Instagram (the way most things are found these days) and loved the relaxed energy and focus on details on her page it had!
Lisa Quinn-Schofield is a Perth based stylist and artist, under the name 'Featherhorse'. Lisa works mainly with interiors but offers a variety of related services.
She describes herself as 'always on a creative mission'.
Lisa has an accumulated professional background in interiors, sales, production, fashion & retail. This is what makes her services personal, specialised & unique. Her services include; interior consulting, decorating, styling, as well as photo shoot styling and creative direction.
In addition to all of this, she also has a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in painting and is available for commission artworks! =O
Lisa has worked on many impressive projects with companies such as; Cranmore Home, Empire, Pottery Barn/West Elm, a Sara Winfield exhibition and Windows of the City!
Featured in Adore Magazine, Bowerhouse, Elk and bloom, The Interiors Addict, The West Australian, Inside Out magazine and House Nerd.
Follow Lisa below to add a bit of inspiration to your home feed!
When did you know you wanted to become a stylist?
I started early from a very young age -re arranging my room regularly, my parents house, other peoples homes. I guess I have always known but never knew I could make a career of it. I've worked extensively across creative industries as an artist, graphic designer, fashion designer & visual merchandiser. All of the creative skills I've acquired over my career have created a natural progression into now working as a stylist.
How long have you been in the industry and what was your first job?
Officially 4 years but unofficially 10 years. My first job was styling a home and creating an interior scheme.
What was the biggest surprise/struggle you encountered starting out in the industry?
To be honest, I haven't experienced any struggles. I stay focused on my own journey and appreciate all that I learn along the way - I'm learning new things constantly.
Has your career evolved how you expected?
It has definitely evolved a lot faster than I expected which has been really exciting.
What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about being a stylist, and whats the most enjoyable part of your job?
The biggest misconception is about what a stylist actually is. There are all different types of stylists who have different areas of expertise - no two are alike and are unique in their own right. I am constantly challenged with new briefs and encouraged to think outside the box - I love that about my job. I am always meeting new & inspirational people which is very motivating.
What piece of advice would you give to someone wanting to get into the industry?
Firstly get onto social media, get onto pinterest, look at blogs, magazines - follow people that inspire you and start collecting images that motivate & move you. Do work experience & practice at home and with your friends and family. Do a course to learn the fundamentals. Find out who is in the industry you want to be in and contact them - you've got nothing to lose. Network with like minded people.
Then, just get started - anything is possible - only you can make it happen.
*All images in this post belong to Featherhorse Studios*