“Alison at Home is a luxury home furnishings interiors store and lifestyle website; the go-to place for luxurious homewares at affordable prices without compromising on quality or style.”
It was only a matter of time before home guru Alison Cork progressed from commenting on interiors to retailing her own interiors collection online. And it’s breathtaking! Launched in 2012 Alison at Home combines Alison’s design knowledge with carefully curated pieces that are as elegant as they are beautifully crafted. At the heart of the collection is Alison’s simple mantra, “we are all entitled to a beautiful home”. As a pioneer of affordable luxury, Alison’s regular appearances on television over the last two decades and her popular newspaper columns have consolidated her reputation as a trusted homes and interiors expert with an eye for affordable style.
Classic design with a contemporary twist is an Alison signature, qualities seen across each collection from French carved sidetables to UK-upholstered sofas and armchairs. Alison’s creative vision is driven by a commitment to make it possible for everyone to enjoy a beautiful home.
Along with beautifully upholstered dining chairs, armchairs, sofas, footstools, ottomans and occasional tables, Alison’s favourites include an edited collection of accessories including statement cushions, toasty mohair throws, tactile cashmere throws as well as elegant lamps, vases and decorative accessories. Every piece has been carefully chosen to complement a timeless sense of style and a high quality of craftsmanship.
The beautiful simplicity of Alison’s work blends a colour palette that favours versatile neutrals and pastels with tactile fabrics, visual textures and soft shapes. Colours are attributed with intriguing names such as mint, mushroom, mink, truffle, aubergine, butterscotch, grape and sage and only the finest cottons, linens and tweeds are used.
As Alison at Home welcomes its 20,000th customer, Alison continues to collaborate on a capsule collection for www.made.com and is soon to debut her 2014 Christmas Collection for QVC.
Alison’s TV, radio and print credentials are extensive, she writes a weekly interiors columns for several national newspapers including contributing to The Times on a regular basis, The Daily Telegraph, where has had has a column called ‘Alison Cork’s Bargain Hunter’ since 2005, and The Evening Standard where she had a column called ‘The Really Useful Column’ since 2000. She also produces 4 interiors supplements, the Alison at Home series, distributed to over 8 million readers annually in the Daily Telegraph. 2013 saw the launch of the Alison At Home catalogue. In addition to the latest products and collections from Alison at Home, subscribers to the weekly newsletter will receive interiors advice, seasonal recipes and blogs.
Alison has also written and presented a variety of TV shows over the past few years, including Secret Removers (C4), Home In The Country (ITV), Don’t Move Improve (ITV), Domestic Magic (Channel 5), Countdown to Christmas (Channel 5), and Get The Look For Less for ITV This Morning. In 2014 she will be launching the Alison at Home TV shopping experience. Alison’s ever-expanding empire, The Alison at Home Group, operates out of offices near her home in central London.
Alison’s impressive career began as a graduate with a degree in Classics, from Newnham College, Cambridge. In 1992 she co-founded Carnell Ltd, a mail order publishing company that floated on the LSE in 1994. Alison left Carnell plc in 1995 to pursue a career in writing and broadcasting.
To view all Alison At Homes’ luxury interior collections visit www.alisonathome.com