Interview: Chris Blythe, CB Interiors
PUBLISHED: 11:19 16 June 2014 | UPDATED: 11:24 27 August 2014
Chris Blythe has a Frodsham-based interior company, CB Interiors offering residential, commercial and unique bespoke products.
What’s your idea of a perfect weekend?
Finishing work on a Friday and driving up to the Lake District, booking into a small B&B, long walks, good food and interesting company.
Do you cook or are you cooked for?
I love cooking and experimenting with both new and old recipes, my signature dish would be home made soup, family and friends say I should open a soup kitchen. I only use fresh local produce from our farm shop.
Favourite restaurant and your most likely dining companion?
Any Mediterranean food, tapas bars I love trying lots of different dishes and tapas is a great way to try and share at the same time.
Putting reality aside, it’s that old chestnut about which five famous people – living or dead - you’d most enjoy the company of at your dinner party?
Steve Jobs because he had a remarkable mind and a magnificent entrepreneur, George Clarke because I admire his designs, Mary Portas as I admire her spirit in raising our awareness to shopping local and supporting local businesses, Nelson Mandela and George Clooney because he’s George !
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Absolutely the South of France. I adore the location and I have travelled from St Tropez along the coast to Ventimiglia in Italy stopping off at Villfrance, Biot and Menton and Monaco.
Whose talent would you like to steal and why?
I would steal ideas from a mix really of old designers of the past for quintessentially English design to George Clarke who has the ability to maximise any space in a contemporary design.
Your favourite song?
Elbow One Day Like This. I adore this song, it always relaxes me and brings calm to my work room especially when we are meeting deadlines.
What was the last book you really enjoyed reading?
An old novel but Nigel Slater’ s Toast is a funny tale which is very reminiscent to my childhood.
Who do you regard as a modern day hero?
Nelson Mandela who fought for his cause to his death.
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
A long weekend visiting the Peak District, walking boots in tow followed by a lovely meal with my husband – bliss.