The inspiration behind her home and lifestyle business, plus her event styling tips.
• What Tish Lifestyle is about. “Tish Lifestyle curates beautiful homes and events. We offer scented organic candles that are made in Malaysia, homeware sourced locally and globally, as well as bespoke event styling services for corporates, weddings and intimate soirees.” • The idea behind it. “Tish Lifestyle was inspired by the notion that a simple concept, thoughtfully curated and bespoke, can uplift your entire home and event. I believe in affordable luxury and that everyone deserves access to beautiful things. For me, inspiration can come in the purest of forms: the gentle fragrance of a peony flower or the look and feel of pure linen. The colours, textile patterns and patina (the thin layer that forms over older metal or wooden furniture) of vintage Asian furniture are fuel for inspiring thoughts, as is the contrasting simplicity of Scandinavian style.” • How her PR and media experience has helped. “It gave me an advantaging in understanding the language of the industry. Hence, I knew immediately how I wanted to brand and package Tish, giving me time to purely focus on the business. My experience also blessed me with an array of contacts, which, thanks to their unwavering support, has elevated Tish's exposure to where it is right now.” • The one decor piece you must have at home. “Storage and more storage, please! Be it a hand-woven basket to store magazines or towels, or a marble tray for your keys and sunglasses, there can never be enough storage to store all the items you love beautifully!” • The key takeaway when it comes to styling for an event. “My tip: book an event stylist! Before you start, have a clear idea of what you want and do your research on the different styles, quality and prices. This will help you create a realistic budget and narrow down the suppliers. Go for the consultation armed with lots of inspirational images to help communicate what you want. Your suppliers can make or break your vision – you need experts that have a good track record, who can make the process stress-free.” • What’s next for Tish. “We're looking forward to more collaborations with like-minded creatives and brands. You'll definitely be seeing more of #TishStyleSesh, our collaborative team that hosts insightful and creative workshops for the creative and entrepreneurial community in our Tish Lifestyle Studio, based in Bangsar South. Ultimately, it's all about expanding my business through having the right people in my team, as well as a strong network of vendors and suppliers.”