Skip to main content


Back in 2017, Christina was fresh out of her Textiles degree when she recognised the gap in the market for impactful interiors and Nordic design in the North East. An aesthetic which is much more associated with bigger cities such as London and Leeds, but was severely lacking in the area. From here the Lillian Daph Store was born. Named after Lillian, the crazy Cocker Spaniel, and Daphne, the lovable Golden Labrador- the focus is on unique, artisan pieces and cool Scandinavian design. Working as a hairdresser in a previous life, her passion is client experience and customer service.

In 2018, Christie had begun her Interior Design degree after a lifelong love of all things design and approached Christina about a Saturday girl job (on a Tuesday). People often asked for help styling their pieces or for inspiration to bring their designs to life, so they knew their was a gap in the market, but as a relatively new business and amateur designer, the timing wasn't quite right. Cut to 3 years later, Christina with a now established brand and sister company Little LD, and Christie with her first class Interior Design degree completed and a Masters in Design & Construction under her belt, decided to make their ideas a reality. The rest, as they say, is history!

With her background in creating educational spaces which excite and entice Primary School children, Christie's career stems from an interest in the psychology of design and the way that a space works to improve mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle.

Now in its first year of trading, there are already several exciting projects underway with BIG plans going forward- so watch this space...


What a fantastic experience. I was a bit overawed at the thought of decorating an entire house by myself but Christie took a lot of the stress away by helping me visualise what the finished rooms would look like and they turned out incredibly. My expectations have been truly exceeded. I love the little touches she has put into each room giving what used to be a very bland space, character and warmth. Christie was very attentive through the whole process, answering my many queries with care and consideration towards the initial brief and to the final result.