Thursday, 11 October 2012


Cushion Jungel LinenCushion Tulpan Cotton

I adore Josef Frank's designs, the crispness of the colours and the complexity of the details! Beautiful and timeless designs. 

Cushion Celotocaulis LinenTray Round Gröna FåglarCushion Butterfly CottonCushion Loops Cotton
Cushion La Plata LinenCushion Aramal Linen

Svenskt Tenn web site for Josef Frank's fabrics, cushions and other accessories.

Josef Frank - Austrian – Swedish artist, architect, textile-designer who created concepts of modern houses, interior and patterns. Together with Oscar Strnad he created Vienna School Of Architecture. He died on 8th January 1967 in age 82 years in Stockholm. Even though he is dead, his designs are still alive. Colourful and supertemporal. They were created around 1920 – 1960.

Pillow with Frank´s pattern

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


I could have posted so many images of Stella's designs but I had to stop some where.


Saturday, 6 October 2012


You'll always find inspiration from a company that has been producing textiles for 152 years! 

Friday, 5 October 2012

Flower Power, Gypsy Style

One of my fav UK stores Rockett St George which I refer to often for inspiration and fantasize about my own home looking like this or maybe a room just for me to retreat too, full of colour and beautiful prints where I can design, listen to music and chill out with no noise etc.... I digress, Rockett St George, which by the way do ship to the US, have some very cute new products that I'm loving. I've been thinking about a Gypsy textile collection for a while now, and how inspirational are these......

       black_painted_dining_chairs                 painted_bird_chair_lemon

The Hand Painted Faisal Chair

Avril Chair - 1940's Restored Cocktail Chair

Avril Chair - 1940's Restored Cocktail Chair

Designers Guild Scented Candles - Amrapali - 50 Hours Burning Time 

               Designers Guild Scented Candles - Pavonia - 50 Hours Burning Time                      Designers Guild Scented Candles - Rugosa - 50 Hours Burning Time

Designer Guild Scented Candles

Floral Patchwork Arm Chair - 4

Floral Patchwork Arm Chair

Joie de Vivre - Miho DIY Stool/Table

Joie de Vivrs Stool/Table

Pretty Floral Velvet Wing Back Chair & Foot Stool

Pretty Floral Velvet Wing Back Chair

Bit of a mixture but 

Blinking Gorgeous!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Funny what goodies you get in the mail!

Textile design inspired by my dear Mum.

A few weeks ago I received my Mum's bird paintings in the mail. I was so happy they weren't damaged because they had traveled all the way from jolly old England. She'd painted them in 1975 for a Christmas gift to my Grandparents. Sadly my Grandmother passed away this year and I asked my Dad if I could have the paintings. I didn't realize how truly lovely they are!

I was so inspired by these three gem's, especially the Kingfisher, I created a textile design. 


I stylized my Mum's Kingfisher and using the same techniques for her bird, I drew another Kingfisher in flight. I found a few sketches I'd done back in 1997 and combined both birds and flowers to create this design.


I've worked on a few colour palettes and I love it as a wallpaper.

I can't wait to print these onto fabric!