BLOG My love affair with the history of design started this blog, my head is filled with photos of rooms and I always view current interiors through a kaleidoscope, taking in Chinoiserie, Rococo, Baroque and the fantastic interpretations of these by 20th century designers.
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The Decorative Arts, Interiors, Travel, Food and Nature and whatever catches my eye from Vogue videos to Valentino’s ‘curio’ couture.
I worked in fashion in my 20’s focusing on ‘trend analysis’ and design development.
I set up my own home label, stockists included Liberty, Bon Marché, Brown Thomas, Neiman Marcus and ABC Carpet and Home. This led to contracts creating textile products for major UK retailers including BHS, Debenhams and Laura Ashley.
I studied interior design at the KLC graduating with Distinction and working with Henri Fitzwilliam Lay in London. Recently I have been studying for a Masters at Buckingham University on the ‘Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors in France and Britain’. I am currently taking a break from this to focus on Parker and Jules a contemporary textile collection of prints (naturally themes include Wildwood and East India) alongside interior design projects in the Cotswolds and London.
Parker and Jules fabric books in Ziggy Stripe covers.
I am fascinated by how decoration, pattern and colour are inspired by the beauty of nature, the written word, our cultural history and the imaginative power of the creative process. I am always on the lookout, this a visual journey, a love letter to the decorative arts and a life well lived.