As an artist and designer with a love of working with a variety of materials, I am always exploring how my designs can evolve with new products. My desire to create designs that would lend themselves to beautiful, contemporary flooring lead me to the door of Harvey Maria. The creative team at Harvey Maria share my love of colour, pattern and the desire to make practical spaces both functional and beautiful. Working closely with the team was inspiring, enjoyable and felt like a natural extension to my studio work.
I am endlessly inspired by the natural landscape - each season bringing a fresh palette of colours, textures, patterns and exciting new ideas. My sketchbooks are filled with drawings, watercolours, pressed leaves and flowers and it’s often the tiniest of details that plants the seeds of a design.
Lattice was inspired by the petals of small flowers that had scattered amongst the grass of a field that lay along the path near my home. It was the delicacy of these little flowers and the rhythmic pattern they made on the grassy field that inspired the Lattice design - the colours of the surrounding fields, gardens, allotments and lush covered mountains inspired the Lattice colour palette.
My Pattern collection for Harvey Maria was particularly inspired by the creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship embodied by the Garden City pioneers and the Arts & Crafts movement at the turn of the twentieth century. The design draws on that heritage and on the idea of beauty in simplicity.
The geometric flower motif will be equally at home in the hallway of a beautiful Victorian townhouse as in a contemporary apartment or a country cottage, so it’s incredibly versatile. It’s also a lovely way of bringing the outside in, and of being able to enjoy a little bit of the natural world whether you live in the city or the countryside. The palette was specially chosen with that in mind too and it includes a beautifully vibrant Meadow Green and earthy Warm Terracotta.