Journal

Over the years I have had many emerging designers ask me about this issue, and as part of the Pattern Observer  team have also seen lots of students trying to find answers. Let me share with you feedback from my clients and the conclusions that I came to a few years back. Do clients expect our […]

Our bespoke surface pattern design service is a huge part of our business and is an area that  sets us apart from some of the larger  textile design studios.  We love the collaborative process and find it so rewarding when a client has had a helping hand in the design process, so that ultimately they […]

We are loving the African influence that is coming through in home interiors at the min, jungle themes are always big for summer in interior textiles,  but the African twist is something slightly different this time around. Pierre Frey is such an inspirational brand for us  as their surface patterns are so bold yet so beautiful […]

We are looking for sales agents in Europe & the U.S!. We now stock beautiful hand painted prints from some of the most talented surface pattern designers in the industry, alongside our bespoke pattern design service and the Laura Olivia licensing collection. Our collection focuses on designs mainly for home décor & gift wrap. We are […]

I keep seeing amazing safari inspired prints and reminds me of last year when we were working on this trend story, so glad to see it is a hit and can’t wait for it to land in my favourite shops soon!.   Image Credits: Charlotte Trounce House of Hackney Anthropologie Graham & Green

I am super excited to show you this collection, it feels like a lifetime ago that I designed it as I have had one gorgeous baby girls since then!. The main inspiration behind these surface patterns is the Mekong river delta in Vietnam, in particular the floating flower markets that trade flowers & fruit boat to boat. […]

We have now launched our new range of art prints featuring some of our most popular designs . All are giclee printed on archival paper with the best quality ink, meaning they will last over 85 years. Not having had any of our surface designs giclee printed before, we were amazed at the quality of […]

  I go to the Spring Fair every year but I had been beating myself up for a while now about going & leaving Jasmine for a whole day ( don’t you just love mummy guilt?! ).  Subsequently I ended giving myself a talking to about how I haven’t really had any ‘me’ time since she was born to […]

    I am very proud to announce that the Laura Olivia Textile Design Studio was chosen as an SBS winner by Theo Paphitis the very first time on entering the competition!. For those of you not familiar with this, Small Business Sunday (shortened to #SBS on Twitter) was created by entrepreneur & my favourite dragon, […]

As textile designers it is easy to get stuck in our own little bubble, trying to juggle designing patterns with the pressures of conjuring up content for our social media,  finding new clients, keeping existing clients happy, launching products, marketing, paperwork…who has time to read a design book right? Wrong! you must make time,  even […]

I’m always getting asked how to design patterns that sell well and today I’m going to fill you in about one type of surface design that is always popular with clients. The Ikat is particular popular in the home décor market, but I have also seen it used successfully within textiles for fashion. So what […]

  I was recently asked by the organisers of the London graduate show ‘New Designers’ to share my success story of exhibiting at One Year On within their blog. This reminded me that I had meant to do my own post before the deadline to apply for this year, which is the 30th January. For […]

Page 1 of 5
1 2 3 5