Welcome to bloghop day everyone. A special thanks to Claire Smilie for organising this event, I can’t wait to see all the awesome designers that are part of this hop. After you’ve finished viewing mine, please click here to visit Mel Smith’s awesome space. And if you didn’t get here from Jennifer Roger’s site, please click here to have a look at the wonderful work she’s got for you. Enjoy your hop!
I’ve been umming and ahhing this last month about how to proceed with the print Paper Cloth blog, and considering the direction that I want my surface design to take, and after much meditation and quiet reflection, I have decided to follow my deepest instincts and focus my efforts on surface design for the home and interior spaces. That’s not to say that I may at times produce something that is totally left of field, after all I am a designer and human just like the rest of us, and occasionally my spirit takes me on flights of fancy too, but the majority of my focus with my work, and especially my blog posts will be sharing the beautiful work that adorns interiors around the world.
It feels so wonderful to write that down, like setting myself free in some ways. It free’s me up to establish myself within a smaller niche, and do it very well. Interiors can mean anything from rugs, carpets, curtains and upholstery, to wallpaper, soft furnishings, linen, lamps, homewares etc. Anything that has anything to do with the home. I’ve chosen this direction for two reasons, one because my heart tells me to and i do go crazy over interiors (really.. quite obsessed – though you wouldn’t know it if you were in my own home.. having a toddler means I don’t decorate much!), and secondly, because I can’t quite seem to muster up the energy to stay ahead of the fashion industry, it move so fast don’t you think? And yes, although interiors are definitely influenced by what’s happening on the catwalks, I feel that there is alot more simplicity in the industry, and that suits me to a tee and feels great.
So this being my first post in my ‘new direction’ I wanted to showcase a few patterns of mine that are suited to home decor and interiors, and currently in the process of being made available as wallpaper.
Oh, and if you want to stay abreast of great interior deocr and design, check out my pinterest boards.. loving pinterest!