Davina Instone is the founder of New Street Decorative and previously ran 24 Arundel, an antiques shop in Arundel and a successful shop in London - Crocodile Leap - selling African art and crafts. As a result she's travelled extensively around Southern Africa, including Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya & South Africa, meeting suppliers and purchasing stock.
Since then she has been involved with renovating properties in London, Sussex, Kent and most recently Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she project managed from scratch the building and furnishing of two luxury townhouses.
Davina has always had a strong sense of colour and design and is particularly keen on mixing vintage and contemporary with finely-made crafts from around the world. She continues to travel frequently to Africa and South America and is always on the lookout for unusual things for the shop.