About Us


Trudy Cross

Here’s a little bit about me, the face behind Tin Design! I am married, and a mum of two teenagers, Amelie and Joe.  I have a bulldog and love music, fashion, dancing, and good food and wine.   Luckily, my son is at Chef School, so I am spoilt most evenings with tasty dishes.  My daughter is currently studying a degree in Interior Design.  I have had many jobs in the past, from office work to dog walking and singing, but now I have found my ‘thing’ in my small business and can be creative every day.

Tin Design Owner


The Tin Design Story

If you are wondering why I started Tin Design, here’s the short version of how it all began. I have always had an obsession with interiors and period property.  When we bought our home in Westcliff it was quite run down, and I thoroughly enjoyed the transformation of making it my own and mixing up old and new pieces together.  

At the same time I also studied Interior Design and realised that it was the final part of the journey that was the best – purchasing and styling products to give the home the wow factor, so I had the idea of having my own online boutique selling quirky but stylish homeware. Then a couple of years later I found the shop in Leigh on Sea and the two worked hand in hand.


Home Styling Service

If you are a local customer, we also offer an interior styling service. This is the perfect way to ‘try before you buy’! Firstly, I will come and look at the room you are looking to makeover and give you my ideas of how to make the most of the space.

Now for the fun part! I will load up the car with beautiful accessories, soft furnishings, art, mirrors and more to style your home with. You can then pick and choose which items you would like to purchase. This service is a great way to see what the items look like in your home before making a purchase.