Under the Oak Tree is…

A meeting place for creative folk. Be inspired by their stories.

Under the Oak Tree is…

About travel and the wonderful people you meet along the way.

Under the Oak Tree is…

Somewhere to explore the latest interiors, style and travel trends.

“With my feet firmly rooted in a home I have filled with love, my heart is free to wander the world. Join me.”

I am…

Sian Lewis. I’m a mother and nearly-wife from West Sussex. I’m middle-aged and middle-sized. I’m also a journalist and interiors stylist.

Since 1997, I’ve worked for my dream list of newspapers and magazines in the UK, New York, Sydney and Auckland. As for the ones that have eluded me thus far…well, I still have them in my sights.

I’ve always loved telling stories (thanks for listening, Mum and Dad). And, as a writer, I’ve been lucky enough to have that passion whittled and polished by wonderful editors.

I still write and style photo shoots for corporate clients and magazines. You’ll find my work in The English Home, New Zealand House & Garden, Homes & Gardens, Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes.

But, I no longer commute up to London every day (the rabbits often hop faster than that train).

Now, you’ll find me in my office, under a large – and I like to think, very wise – old, oak tree at the bottom of my garden.

Here, I have space to think, to create… and to dream.

This website started as one of those dreams.

Thank you for exploring it with me…

Working at my kitchen table. Well, pretending to work...trying to look natural as Julia Toms works her photographic magic.
Working at my kitchen table. Well, pretending to work...trying to look natural as Julia Toms works her photographic magic.