Journal

Flowers are always on trend in the world of surface pattern in one way or another, here I’ve collated boards for the styles of florals for Spring/Summer 16. The first trend is ‘Expressive Botanicals’, which incorporates dynamic brush marks, a soft tropical colour palette, with impressionist and expressionist influences. This is moving on from the […]

Chanel Couture SS15   Pippa has posted his fab report on the Chanel show which is right up my street, I love the set as much as the clothes! Chanel’s runway shows often have the grandest and most lavish catwalks out of all the fashion houses, however this season caught my eye in particular. Yet […]

New Studio Assistant!   Hi! I’m Pippa, Laura’s new studio assistant, and I’ll be posting weekly with the latest trends, inspirations , Laura Olivia design news and anything exciting from the surface pattern world I that think you should know about!. Firstly, I’ll tell you a little more about myself. I graduated from Nottingham Trent […]

Tropical Fashion Print Project So sorry for my absence lately, I moved house and have been decorating/ renovating my new studio, but that’s another post!. Today I want to share with you a project that I did ages ago, but it is still one of my favourites as it was such a novelty to work […]

Spring Fair Review

Spring Fair 2014  That time again already! As I have been working on mainly kitchen textiles for the likes of Dunelm and other retailers, this year I veered more towards that area and in fact that seemed to be where surface pattern is really developing and taking off in terms of new design styles. Here […]

2013 Round up Happy Christmas everyone!  As 2013 draws to a close I am now reflecting on the year behind and evaluating what I have achieved over the past 12 months and what a year it has been! One of my aims this year was to expand my portfolio of products that my surface pattern […]

Wallpaper Round Up

 Wallpaper Round Up Firstly I wanted to show you these gorgeous wall stickers and wallpapers from one of my favourite websites Rose & Grey. If you haven’t heard of them before they are an online boutique with a beautiful selection of vintage and contemporary homewares. Next I absolutely love the prints that Prestigous Textiles are producing […]

Society 6 New Mugs range

Society 6 New Mugs range Society 6 is one of my favourite websites as it is a great platform for new designers but is also a really fab site for buying amazing art at affordable prices. They have just launched their new line of mugs adorned with beautiful surface patterns, so here are a few […]

Trend Tracker: Techno Colour Techno colour is one of the colour trends for 2014 as predicted by Pantone and various trends agencies one way or another. I’ve been looking at different ways this palette could work and I love the purple and orange together . I also love the how the different tones of blue/green […]

November News

November News Hi everyone, I have to apologize to my followers and to my lovely blog, as I have totally neglected it once again! I definitely know what my new years resolution is going to be.. So whats been happening? Well, firstly me and my husband are buying our first house together! We have looked […]

Copy Cats

Copy Cats! Ok, so I have a little personal rant that I need to get off my chest today, and as this is my blog I have finally realized that I can write whatever the heck I want! So the other day I had a call from the director of a fashion wholesaler interested in […]

Packaging Patterns As I mentioned previously, I have an exciting new project designing surface patterns for the packaging of beauty products which is something I have wanted to do for ages! Before beginning any project, its really important to me that I am totally inspired or the design process just doesn’t flow properly, I enjoy it so […]

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