Shibumi home held a contest to select their inaugural team of designers for their new home decor brand. I was drawn to the brand because of it's modern look and on-trend color schemes. I knew it would be a good fit with my own design aesthetic. However I wasn't sure I was going to be able to find the time to create a new collection to enter because my husband was having surgery out of town the week of the deadline. Luckily I was able to pull together a collection that was modern, feminine and eclectic because I ended up being chosen! I am very excited to get started and can't wait for the official launch later this year! My winning pattern design collection is below.
The other talented designers selected as part of the Shibumi Design Team:
Dianne Rob Annelli Sofia Cardoso
Charlotte Gale Esther Longmore
Amanda Joy Lidija Paradinovic
(Grand Prize Winner!) Sareka Unique
Frankie Andrea Van Mourik
Myself and the other designers will be highlighted on the Shibumi Home Facebook Page
in the coming days, so be sure to head over there and like their page. Shibumi Home is also offering 20% off your first order to the first 250 fans here
Shibumi Home is a revolutionary shopping experience for women who love to decorate. Their mission is to empower home decorators to confidently create unique, "eclectically coordinated" design statements that express their personal style and creativity!
I just finished uploading my final pattern for the Make it in Design Summer School creative brief. This week's theme was intricate chaos and I had a lot of fun with it adding in all the little details. I love the little bird with his paisley wing! This will be the main pattern design for my next collection, so look for it in September's look book. I have mocked it up on the rug in the nursery above, along with some of the other prints and patterns that will be in the collection.
Bits and pieces of my creative process.
Round 1 Entry to Lilla Roger's Global Talent Search
Some projects just come together quickly and beautifully as if they design themselves. This one was not one of them! I struggled for several days to solidify what I wanted to do, did lots of sketches and ditched several designs before it finally started coming together. I think part of the struggle with this project was a mental one and trying not to think about the stiff competition out there. However I just kept reminding myself to not worry about it, be true to my artistic voice and have fun with it. As I've been watching the sneak peeks and final reveals on social media the past few days I have been in awe of the wonderful talent that surrounds me in this contest. I want to congratulate all my fellow artists on making the decision to put themselves out there and for inspiring me along the way.
We were all given a creative brief to design to, and I was very excited when I received it because it was such a fun theme! We were asked to design a piece of wall art with a terrarium theme and containing at least one word. I chose the saying "Beauty is Within" for my piece because I loved the double meaning of the beauty within the glass and looking beyond the surface for the beauty in others. I traditionally do my designs mostly digitally, but I wanted to bring in some painted textures and a few small painted elements to appeal more to the wall art market and give it some added depth. I'm very happy with how it turned out in the end because it truly reflects me and my aesthetic. The top 50 entries moving on to round 2 will be posted August 26th. Best of luck to everyone!