Journal

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 […]

I’ve  been meaning to go to Chatsworth at Christmas for years now, but for one reason or another I have just never been able to fit it in. Well I am so glad I did this year as I was absolutely blown away with how beautifully dressed the house was, I  can’t imagine how much […]

As most of you probably already know, Pattern Observer  is the go to place for surface pattern designers to grow their textile design businesses. Michelle Fifis has created an amazing membership site which offers so many different courses & a wealth of useful resources. Over the years Pattern Observer have featured my new homeware collections […]

My new ‘Island Collection’ is all about the cactus & the succulent which I have always been totally obsessed with! It is inspired by the range of fascinating plants on the island of La Palma in the Canary islands & the main surface pattern is inspired by the incredible ‘Prickly Pear’ cactus which you may be familiar […]

The Laura Olivia print design studio is now celebrating its 6th birthday & boy have we come along way!. Here are 6 of our highlights from the past 12 months; Being featured in the fabulous ‘Fashion & Textile Business Entrpreneurship’ by Carol Brown who is such a lovely lady & was kind enough to give us a […]

 I absolutely love working on new product categories so when this project landed in my inbox I was over the moon!. The brief was to design a surface pattern for spa candle boxes aimed at 4 & 5* resorts, lovely!. The client was already offering spa treatments & wanted a print that would fit with her existing brand […]

We love to see our designs on new product categories here in the studio!  Over the years we have licensed our designs for many exciting products including blinds, rugs, clothing , wall art & many more. We thought we would shine a light on our licensing portfolio today to show you a cross section of […]

Our roller blinds have been doing really well this year & we’ve now added 3 new designs to the collection! In case you didn’t know we offer a free service where we will send you a preview of your blind before ordering , you can even change the scale of the design if you wish. […]

  I have had this up my sleeve for a while and am so excited to announce that I have been featured in this wonderful book written by the very talented Carol Brown and published by Raven House Studios. I really wish there was been a book like this available when I had finished university, […]

A very happy & very belated Happy New Year to you all!. Just wanted to share this interview with you that I did recently with Terry’s fabrics . They have a fantastic ‘designer insights’ section on their website which profiles interior design professionals, product designers and all sorts of other creatives. They have lots of […]

  Since I moved in to my new studio I have loved having my own little creative space in the world.  I am totally guilty of buying things for my creative space just because they look pretty, but gorgeous washi tapes and vintage notice boards with metal bird clips are business essentials right?.  

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