We LOVE all things tropical & all things vintage so have decided to work on a new surface pattern theme in the studio this week. Here are some of our gorgeous  finds  from our favourite fabric and wallpaper design houses and random gems we found along the way. Vintage jungle is going to be the […]

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’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 […]

As some of you may have noticed I have recently launched an online pattern library which is one of the best decisions I have made this year!. I still have a public portfolio , but it really made sense to also have a client portfolio which is of course is password protected. Although a large bulk […]

  It is always lovely to spot your own surface patterns out and about so I was delighted to see one of the cushion designs I did for a client so nicely displayed in my local garden centre!

  The other week I got myself down to Chelsea Harbour Design Centre for London Design week. For those of you that haven’t been before it is open all year round, its just that there are extra events and talks going on within this particular week and a very handy shuttle bus which dropped me […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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