Anna Murray is the owner and creative director of Laing Home. An ex-communications and marketing executive, Anna knows all about the pursuit of relaxation and work/life balance. The Laing Home brand was created out of her frustration with finding beautiful, quality products that elevate the every day and help create moments of calm and relaxation.
Owner and Creative Director of Laing Home
Morning person or night owl?
Total Night Owl. Ask anyone who knows me.
What do you remember about your bedtime ritual as a child?
Bath times and PJ’s. But mostly my mother trying to get me to go to sleep and often finding me standing beside her bed way after lights out.
What’s your bedtime ritual right now?
Once I have taken the numerous pillows from my bed, I use the Slumber Oil that I developed with Eleanor Ozich and then read or play Solitaire until my mind goes quiet.
What was the last dream you can recall?
I had snuck into my son’s student flat to check it out. It was a nightmare!
Describe your bedroom style in three words?
Sumptuous. Cosy. Warm
Duvets or blankets?
Both. Lightweight blankets in summer. Duvets in winter
What is always on your bedside table?
Books. Phone charger. Hand cream. Essential Oils
If you could be a character from a book, who would you be?
So many characters. But it would always be strong, independent woman.
Journal or electronic diary?
Favourite poem/poet or book?
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Favourite morning ritual?
Coffee delivered by my husband
Favourite way to relax after work and in the weekend?
Friends. Walks with dog.
How do you treat yourself?
A real treat is a facial and massage.
What does luxury mean to you?
The feel of quality products against my skin and time on the couch with a book in the sun.
Complete this sentence: I couldn’t function without…
What hashtag would you give your mornings?
During the week? #yourekiddingme
On the weekend? #zzzzzzz
Where is your happy place?
Anywhere my friends and family are
What do you wear to travel in?
Comfy pants, cashmere and slip on shoes.
Bali with my husband.