Dominique painting faux-bone inlayABOUT

Dominique's career as an art editor on lifestyle magazines in London took a turn when she became a mum and looked at what the future held for her son. Sustainability was not a widespread concern yet and journalists did not promote handmade or upcycled products as they do now. Enticing people to consume in harmful ways made no longer sense to her. As a designer obsessed with vintage and interiors, she wanted to become active in finding ways to promote sustainable lifestyles.

She created Malphor. A business turning unwanted vintage furniture (300 tons/year in the UK!) into objects of design coveted by the eccentric and the eco-conscious. She helps create timeless classic interiors layered with bohemian decadence and a dash of gothic glamour.

Her son is now 14 years old!

Pearlescent Glaze LaunchDominique, the creative force behind Malphor, designed and freehand-painted a faux bone inlay bedroom set for Annie Sloan's 30th Anniversary launch of Pearlescent Glaze, and demonstrates the step-by-step on Annie Sloan's website. Her work was featured in The Colourist, House&Homes (Canada), Homes&Antiques, Real Homes, House Beautiful, Living Oxfordshire and Around&About. She was asked to sit on the Ask An Expert panel at Grand Designs Live 2019, and had her work exhibited at Grand Designs Live 2022. She is a member of the House of Upcycling and is fully accredited by Annie Sloan.

If you are looking for a bespoke piece, visit our showroom Wednesday-Saturday 10am-2pm, or by appointment, our online shop or call on 07960 971 926. We also take commissions and can help you transform your existing furniture when it no longer fits your interior.

Our mission to do less harm extends to furniture upcycling workshops