Thursday, December 3, 2020

Time Out: Kimberley Bloor, Head of Design at Blueprint Interiors

The weekend is almost upon us and that means it’s time for some quick fire questions. This week our ‘Time Out’ feature focuses on Kimberley Bloor, who is Head of Design for workplace consultancy and commercial office interior fit-out specialists Blueprint Interiors. Based in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, Kim works across the Midlands helping businesses create agile workspaces that inspire and motivate.

What is the first thing you do to get the weekend started?

We are a really close knit design team and so the last thing we do every Friday is to have a team catch up. For me this signals the ‘Friday feeling’ and then it just depends what I’m up to for the weekend – which will normally involve a glass of wine or a G&T !

What is your hobby?

I do lots of Pilates and Zumba, and before lockdown prevented it, I really enjoyed going to the theatre. My most recent favourite was seeing “Hamilton: An American Musical” in London. It’s a musical which tells the story of forgotten American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and his ascent out of poverty and to power against the backdrop of the American War of Independence.

I’ve also been to lots of concerts and have been to Glastonbury a few times. Travel and exploring different countries is also a passion as I get lots of design inspiration from seeing other cultures. As a designer, naturally I also enjoy home DIY and over lockdown I needed to feel more inspired in my home office so I found myself adding a splash of colour, accessories and lots of planting around the house. I even converted an old pallet to create a very colourful outdoor plant display!

What is your favourite movie?

Hmmm, I get asked this question a lot but I still find it really hard to pick favourite movie. I go to the cinema often with my partner Stuart as he studied film and has a real interest in cinematography so I see a wide range of films. The last film I saw that really amazed me was ‘1917’. I found myself really engrossed in the action because of how they captured all the scenes. Due to it being filmed as one continuous shot I really felt like I was actually there on the journey with them!

If you hadn’t been successful at what you do, what would you be doing instead as a career?

I think I would have either been a teacher or, alternatively, I’ve always found advertising really fascinating.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

I think I’d like to time travel!

What is your favourite genre of music?

I’m a bit of an allrounder with my music which is why I’ve seen quite a wide mixture of artists. If I had to choose though, I’d say more alternative indie.

If you could travel to any moment in time where would you go?

I recently watched a documentary on Laurel Canyon and how it became famous as a home to many of L.A.’s rock musicians. So I’d probably go back there! However, if I had my super power I’d travel back to loads of places all of the time in order to feed my need for inspirational design ideas!

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £33.60 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.






Latest news

Christmas ‘Treecycling’ scheme launched to support hospice

Ward, the Midlands-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, has once again partnered with Treetops Hospice Care and Maple Tree Care tree surgeons to...

Disability-related tribunal cases increased 133% over past five years

Disability-related tribunal cases have increased 133% over the past five years, making it the second most prevalent type of workplace discrimination, new research shows. Through...

Breedon completes £12.2m deal with Tillicoultry Quarries

Breedon's deal to dispose of certain assets to Tillicoultry Quarries Limited for £12.2m has completed, allowing the company to progress its £178m CEMEX acquisition. Following...

Newark-based managed service provider snaps up AWS consulting firm

Newark-based Timico has acquired Arcus Cloud Services Limited (ACS), the Amazon Web Services (AWS) advanced consulting firm, representing a further step towards Timico becoming...

Rolls-Royce acquires supplier of ship control systems

Derby's Rolls-Royce has acquired Servowatch Systems, a UK-based international supplier of integrated marine automation solutions for navies, commercial vessels and large yachts. Representatives of Rolls-Royce's...

Related news

Claim £1,000 in funding to support your recruitment, with the help of the University of Derby

We understand that this can be an uncertain time to recruit, and so to ease those concerns, the University of Derby can support Derbyshire...

Christmas ‘Treecycling’ scheme launched to support hospice

Ward, the Midlands-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, has once again partnered with Treetops Hospice Care and Maple Tree Care tree surgeons to...

Disability-related tribunal cases increased 133% over past five years

Disability-related tribunal cases have increased 133% over the past five years, making it the second most prevalent type of workplace discrimination, new research shows. Through...

Breedon completes £12.2m deal with Tillicoultry Quarries

Breedon's deal to dispose of certain assets to Tillicoultry Quarries Limited for £12.2m has completed, allowing the company to progress its £178m CEMEX acquisition. Following...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close