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20 Questions with Kelly Collins, Head of Creative for Swyft Home

We sat down with Kelly Collins, Head of Creative for Swyft Home, and asked 20 rapid-fire questions about teleportation, flared trousers, her favourite cocktail, and everything in between.

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What is your proudest career moment to date?
Making the scary leap from working as a normal interior designer to my current role. I’m so glad I did! I never would have imagined how much there was to learn and the amazing things I get to be involved in. I definitely am in my dream job.

What’s the more valuable lesson you’ve learned in your career so far?
You don't need validation for everything you do. If you truly believe you have done the best job you could have possibly done, then that's enough.

If you weren’t in the business of furniture, what would you be/what would you be doing?
Something where I could talk to as many different people as possible. Maybe a therapist.

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If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation. Breakfast in Paris, lunch in the Caribbean, dinner in Brazil.

If you were a crisp what brand/kind would you be?
Wotsits

What is your go-to karaoke song?
The Right Kind of Wrong by LeAnn Rimes

What do you love on your pizza?
Black olives and rocket.

Who is the funniest person you know?
My husband. I have to say that right?

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What’s the most useless talent you have?
Double jointed in my fingers.

Are you a morning or evening person?
100% evening.

Do you love or hate social media?
Love

What is one piece of advice you would go back and tell your 15-year-old self?
Stop comparing yourself to others and focus on your own journey.

What’s your favourite thing to treat yourself to?
Purchasing accessories for my home

What fashion trend needs to be brought back?
Flared trousers

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What is your favourite beverage?
Amaretto sour

What is your favourite room in your house?
Master bathroom. I’ve just had it re-done.

If you had to choose...fruits or vegetables?
Vegetables

If you had to choose...movie or book?
Really depends if it's a weekend or weekday but I suppose generally a movie

If you had to choose...countryside or city?
City. Although I currently live in the countryside!

If you had to choose...sweet or salty breakfast?
Salty

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