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Hello and welcome. Here's a bit about me: I've spent my childhood and a lot of my life traveling. Places, colour and pattern are my biggest inspiration. I've surfed & lived in a tent in Cornwall. Sketched my way round Morocco. Designed from an antique textile archive in Manhattan (dream job!). Styled and written for an interiors magazine on the sleepy island of Malta. Now I live in Manchester, UK, where I run Design Rocks greetings cards. Whilst in Manhattan I amassed a large collection of vintage textiles. These were used as inspiration for my first card range, Vintage Rocks! We sell wholesale so if you'd like a brochure visit the website or get in touch. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

studio plans...



I'm very excited as our lovely builders have been beavering away (well actually they're a bit more zen and ploddy than beaverinsh) in our cellar. I will soon have a fab new studio space. I get to do that lovely planning and decorating bit - I can't wait. I did interiors for 8 years so it's great fun to get stuck into my own project. It's going to have limited daylight and i'm on a really tight budget so it'll be junk shops and flea markets all the way which is much more creative and inspiring anyway.

I want to go for a white gloss floor and zingy limes with a bit of retro pattern. I'm loving these 2 interiors shots with oranges, limes and whites, they look really fresh and bright. I might actually get round to making some soft furnishings with my vintage fabrics!!!

8 comments:

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Sounds fantastic! Looking forward to catching up on all your news tomorrow :D x

designrocks said...

yes, you too. see you there! x

artangel said...

Sounds amazing! I have studio-envy now lol!
Angie x

designrocks said...

That's funny, Clare said the same yesterday! Sorry we missed you at the meeting. Hope you're feeling better. Have to say - the pictures of my cellar will have a lot more junk in, and possibly my daughters drums! I can only dream of having such a styled and clutter free space. Who are these people living without an ounce of clutter??

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designrocks said...

That's lovely - thank you! (especially as I've been a bit slack lately) I'm going to be blogging a lot more so things should get a lot more interesting again.
Thanks for reading.
Cx

Nic said...

Ooh jealous, jealous, jealous. I have been dreaming up a way to get an office/studio somewhere in our house recently. I'm sure yours will be fab. I especially love the second photo.

designrocks said...

I do too, it's really bright and fresh with that white floor. I'mgoing for a white high gloss flooring, it's only £1.84 a meter from good old ikea! Cheap as chips and bright and airy.