The Style Sisters, aka West Essex locals Charlotte Reddington and Gemma Lilly, on how they are set on helping us all live an organised and stylish life
It’s remarkable how far the Style Sisters have come in a short space of time. It was just two years ago that busy mums Gemma Lilly and Charlotte Reddington decided to join forces and make full use of their fashion and interiors backgrounds to form a unique service that help organise homes with some serious style. They now have more than 200,000 fans online, no doubt helped by a growing celebrity fanbase after working with the likes of Amanda Holden, Stacey Solomon and Rochelle Humes.
Now it’s time for their debut book launch, called rather simply Style Sisters. Their aim is to make you feel good, equip you with a timeless approach to cutting out the clutter that weighs you down and make room for clarity, space and zen. We got them together to tell Absolutely West Essex a little more about what we can expect…
We met at school at sixth form college and both pursued the same subjects. We have both always had a thing for organising. Even as young girls we’d always be at friends’ houses moving things around and organising and tidying up!
The Style Sisters came about when we were on a night out. We were both fed up with our repsective paths and decided to merge interiors and fashion together.
From the very get go, there was a real demand for what we were doing. We hit a niche and instantly just became a hit with celebrities, which we’re so grateful for because it really helped the growth of our business.
When we’re first doing a home detox, the first thing we do is pull everything out. Not one corner is left unturned.
The biggest challenge we find in homes is when they have too much stuff, aren’t willing to have a really good detox, and they haven’t got much storage. It’s like a giant puzzle. We do manage to figure it out – it’s about being savvy with the space.
We love interior design. When we do our interior design service (along with the organising), we absolutely love it because we can take into consideration all of our client’s things, and make sure everything has a home. It’s a real USP for our business.
We offer a full interior design service, too. Interior design service with the Style Sisters means us coming in, assessing the space, assessing your style and creating a room that represents you, and that you love, but most importantly it’s functional. We’ll create mood boards, do space planning, design concepts and manage the project from start to finish.
We’re proud of all of our projects to be honest because we put so much love and heart into everything we do to make it absolutely perfect. But some of the ones we absolutely loved are Rochelle’s playroom, Ferne’s dressing room and Danielle Armstrong’s living room.
Everything has led to the book. We were getting a lot of questions from people that might not be able to get us in, wanting lots of different tips and tricks and we just thought it would be the best possible way to reach a bigger audience and allow people to implement how we work into their own homes, with them being able to do it themselves.
It’s definitely a window into our world because it gives you all the tools to be able to work how we work and become a Style Sister yourself. It also it gives you a bit of background knowledge on why we started, why we do and how we do what we do.
The book is for absolutely everyone. No matter your age, no matter your gender and it gives you the tools to be able to live a ‘stylish and organised life’.
We both still live in Loughton and Epping. For us it’s home, our children go to school there, we just love the community aspect and it’s just home for us. Essex girls through and through!
Style Sisters by Charlotte Reddington and Gemma Lilly is out now, priced at £16.99 hardback. See more of the duo at style-sisters.com