After working as a journalist and freelance television director, Paula Barnes returned to university to study architecture at Brighton University. Having completed a few renovation projects of her own, she then started Eliza Barnes and took on various projects for clients. With a first degree in textiles she already had a particular interest in vintage fabrics and all things old, but she also began to use a lot of salvaged and reclaimed materials in her work.
She now runs the Eliza Barnes design studio, where she has helped many clients to find their very own style. Her projects have featured in Living etc, Red, House Beautiful, Home and Garden, Casual Living and The English Home. Paula lives in Brighton her partner and their two dogs.
Photography by Rachel Whiting for Living etc