We have been working with more and more fashion clients this year as well as our usual interior based projects and are super proud to show you our collaboration with the amazing Dancing Leopard! They are an incredible bohemian style fashion brand inspired by Ibiza and all things vibrant & tropical, a perfect fit for […]

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 […]

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. […]

    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, […]

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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