Tea with Navygrey Woman

Lisa Mehydene

Founder of edit58

Lisa Mehydene is founder and editor of one of our favourite online interior brands edit58 and our partner in our first ever collaboration project this month.

We sat down over tea and toast a few weeks ago at her beautiful cosy place in the Cotswolds. 

Lisa wears the AUTHENTIC FUNNEL in Navy.

Tell us a bit more about edit58

I'm a former advertising director, and a mother to boy and girl twins. Our home in south-west London is an inspiring canvas for the unusual discoveries that I've handpicked and styled together in the most imaginative of ways.

I would say I'm best summed-up as a homebody and lover of simple pleasures (lighting a scented candle and getting into fresh bed sheets being just a couple).

I launched edit58 as a platform to share the irresistible finds I've collected, combined with my own unique design spin. By building relationships with craftspeople in Portugal, France, the US and one of my favourite places: Morocco, edit58 has flourished into what it is today.

Read more about edit58 here.

Get to know

Tea or Coffee?

Tea at home; always Yorkshire Tea - I savour that first morning cuppa. I never make coffee at home, so I really appreciate a good coffee when I'm out and about.  

Marmalade or Jam?

Strawberry or Rhubarb Jam. Our cupboards are bursting with empty Bonne Maman jars!

Lie in or Early Bird?

I love a lie-in. During the week, that's obviously not happening, but come the weekend I relish flicking through a magazine or coffee table book in bed (with a cup of tea that I've ideally not made for myself!)

Book or Newspaper

Book - there's always one on my bedside table waiting to be read, but I find it easier to read on holiday, when there is the time to indulge and lose myself in the pages. 

Country or Coast?

Country - I love the idea of beach walks and sea swims, but the reality is that I spend most of my time outside of London in the Cotswolds countryside. I love nothing more than a long walk finishing at one of our lovely local pubs. 

Summer or Winter?

After years of living overseas in hot climates, I thought British winter was my favourite as I missed it so much when I was away. But I've realised that I adore summer. Life just seems easier and I'm much more sociable, when the sun is shining. Dining outside on a summer evening is one of the best things in life. 

Spring or Autumn?

Oooh, that is a tough one. I can't choose. Spring for the bulbs, lighter/longer days and lift in mood following winter. Autumn for crisp, sunny days, lighting the fire and the switch to knits when I'm bored of my summer dresses.

Denim or Dress?

I live in denim, i don't know what I'd do without jeans. I wear them most days and love how a different style can really change the feel of an outfit. 

Cardigan or Jumper?

Jumper - and preferably one with a funnel neck for extra cosy comfort to lose myself in.