Brickworks was born from the marriage of arts and estate agency. For nearly a decade, we've helped clients from all over London (and beyond) to move in and move on. And we remain committed to forging a new path for our industry and giving back along the way.

Who we are

BRICKWORKS

Our values

Doing it our way

We understand what your home means to you. It’s the world you enter when you close the door. It’s the life you live and the memories you make. At Brickworks, your human story is at the heart of what we do.

Our values

Studio  BRICKWORKS

Enter the studio

Doing your home proud

We’re designers, stylists and creative thinkers. Whether it’s a fresh coat of paint, the furniture that will show your home in its best light, or a complete interior transformation, we’re here to help.

Enter the studio

Our Values

Quality not quantity

We work with good people and good property.

Transparency

We lay it all out on the kitchen table.

Responsibility

We’re involved in your life and we take that seriously.

Enrichment

We try to add value in all ways.

Humans not salesmen

We’re diverse, inclusive and we bust the stereotypes.

Our Team

Core team

Ellie Rees
Founder & New Business Director

Ellie studied Illustration & Fine Art and exhibited internationally, receiving residencies and awards, including a Jerwood prize. She also worked in opera and lectured at Chelsea art school for many years.

A chance meeting with Rex when viewing a house changed her path, and they soon began investigating how they could combine their skills to create a new type of estate agency.

These days, Ellie brings her entrepreneurial spirit to her role as Director of New Business, overseeing valuations. Her passion for gender politics and equality within the industry is currently playing out in a series of essays: Memoirs of a Feminist Estate Agent. She is not sure where these will lead.

Married to Rex, Ellie lives with their two girls in a ramshackle bungalow in rural Wiltshire.

Rex Siney
Founder & Sales Director

Rex had a diverse education: from London's King Alfred School to studying History at Sussex University via The City Lit. Still, he puts his estate agency career down to a misspent youth.

Meeting Ellie when showing her around a house in Tottenham changed the course of his life, and they quickly put their minds together and wrote a manifesto on how to disrupt estate agency.

In his role as Sales Director, Rex oversees the sales and operations side of Brickworks. With nearly 20 years of property experience, including a grounding at some of the most respected agencies in the country, he strives every day to ensure the service Brickworks provides is the best it can be.

Rex lives with Ellie and their daughters in a 1970s bungalow, which they are restoring over time.

Tamineh Dhondy
Head of Studio & Creative Director

Tamineh studied Fine Art and worked as an art consultant before becoming an interior stylist over 10 years ago. Today, she heads up the Studio Brickworks team as our in-house Creative Director.

In addition to designing, staging and styling homes, Tamineh has worked on a variety of projects, including campaigns for companies such as Made.com, Lefroy Brooks and John Lewis and books for publishers including Kyle Books and Hardie Grant.

Her work has featured in national and consumer lifestyle titles such as Elle Decoration, Homes and Gardens, The Guardian, The Observer and The Times.

Tam lives in Herne Hill with her husband and two children in a lovely old crumbling house, which she is slowly bringing back to life.

Sarah Warren
Office Manager

Our Office Manager, Sarah, has over 20 years experience in a diverse range of industries, including graphic design, market research and now estate agency.

She is the go-to person for all things office based, linking the various strands of the business and working tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of our Highbury HQ.

Sarah lives in Stoke Newington in a classic Victorian terraced house, and when she isn't keeping everything in line in the Brickworks office, she uses her organisational skills to wrangle 3 children and a fluffy dog (with mixed success).

Rutendo Tsimba
Sales Manager

With a wealth of experience, including positions at some of the most respected agencies in London, Rutendo heads up our sales department.

In her wide-ranging role as Sales Manager, she focuses on after-sales, one of the most crucial elements of the entire process. Rutendo is the person who keeps clients informed and always updated.

Rutendo lives in a modern flat in Canning Town. She is passionate about fitness and wellbeing, often participating in endurance events where she pushes her mental and physical limits. Apparently, that is part of the fun.

Dani Davies
Studio Manager

Before joining Brickworks, Dani spent many happy years at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, initially as an administrator and later as Research Center Manager.

At the same time, Dani took on the challenge of exploring her creative interests and picked up a BA in Film and Media from Birkbeck University. She continues her pedagogical journey with a thirst for learning and self-improvement.

A proud Crouch Ender, Dani's main interest in interiors is how they positively impact and support our emotional wellbeing. In her role as Studio Manager, Dani is responsible for the smooth running of Studio Brickworks in all its functions.

Naseerah Limbada
Team Administrator

Naseerah is a recent graduate in International Political Economy (First-Class Hons) who worked in healthcare administration throughout her studies. She continues volunteering at The Unity Project.

Brickworks is her introduction to the property industry, which, given her background in economics, has always been of interest to her. Naseerah, who lives in Clapton, brings intelligence and organisational efficiency to everything she does.

Abi Roter
Viewings

Abi heads up our viewing department. Born and bred in London and currently living in Stoke Newington, she studied Visual Culture and has experience working with globally renowned artists in the art world and music industry.

In recent years, Abi spent 3 years with a high-end property developer, gaining a thorough understanding of the property market. This diverse work experience means she is a knowledgeable point of contact for people viewing homes with Brickworks.

Creative collaborators

Caroline Watson
Marketing

Caroline is a freelance integrated communications consultant with over fifteen years industry experience. An innovative content planner, strategic thinker and imaginative writer she has worked both in-house and agency side for a variety of well loved household names. She lives in Herne Hill with her husband, two kids and a cat called Dolly.

Under the team of Martha Lane Fox, Caroline delivered a series of high-profile national campaigns for organisations including the BBC, TalkTalk, Lloyds, Argos, Age UK, EE, the Post Office, E. ON and the Big Lottery.

Today, she continues to support brands of all sizes and stages of life with their brand storytelling journey, identity and creative content planning.

Isla Doran
Styling

Isla is a freelance interior designer and stylist living in Hackney. She has worked on a variety of editorial and commercial shoots all over London and the UK, as well as event styling and prop styling for music videos and home make-over shows.

In addition to her styling work, Isla has taken on interior design projects in London, the United States, Puerto Rico and Bali, Indonesia.

Anna Batchelor
Photography

Anna is a freelance interiors, portrait, still life and lifestyle photographer with over fifteen years of experience in the industry.

She is based in London but has shot all over the world, from Bolivia to Sri Lanka. When not shooting beautiful homes for Brickworks, she photographs look books, campaigns and editorial for magazines, broadsheets, interior designers, architects and homewares brands.

Anna lives with her husband and two children in Sydenham.

Filippo Calvagno
Interior design

Filippo is an interior designer and stylist who started his design journey by staging properties in Los Angeles for some of the most well regarded agents there.

Currently based in London, his work has an understated elegance and a performative understanding of negative space where design and comfort equally reign.

Along with his design work, Filippo is an avid photographer who utilises his skills to capture his refined, stylish interiors.

Ingrid Rasmussen
Photography

Ingrid is a London-based interiors photographer. She has had numerous books published, including 'Creative Living: London' 'New London Style', 'New Country Style' (all Thames and Hudson) and 'Ibiza Style' (Merrell). Her book 'The New Creative Home', featuring the homes of London's most ingenious talents, was published in 2018. She launched the interiors blog TheInteriorsEdit which explores the homes and workspaces of influential tastemakers.

While living and working in Notting Hill, Ingrid has photographed all over the world, working for a diverse spectrum of clients, including Campbell Grey Hotels, The Orient Express Group, Conde Nast Traveller, Habitat, EMI Records, Fuji, Bostock and Pollitt, Marks & Spencer, Transport for London, Visit Britain and Mortimer House.

Ingrid's interior photography, her first love, has been featured in Elle Decoration, Architectural Digest, Sunday Times Style Magazine, The Telegraph and Vogue Living.

Alex Reyto
Photography & words

Alex is a freelance interiors, portrait and lifestyle photographer based in France.

After starting her career in London 9 years ago, she moved to the French Pyrenees to pursue personal work and travels frequently, photographing design hotels, villas and private homes. She has been featured in Condé Nast Traveller, Milk, Elle Decoration and Elle Spain.

Alex is also a skilful writer and often helps create the marketing material for properties she shoots or is inspired by.

At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before

Warsan Shire