Archive for the ‘Interiors’ Category

 

Bohemian homedecor textile ranges

 

Aug
08
2017

 

It’s important to keep up with the trends, don’t you think? They are a source of inspiration & ideas, and give a general direction into which something can develop.

One of my favourite looks (and one which I have noticed trending in interiors at the moment), is the bohemian look. I’m absolutely loving this theme and deep inside, I’ve discovered that I’m probably a bit of a hippie at heart! It’s funny when you suddenly see a ‘trend’ that you like, you then see it absolutely everywhere!

What I love about the bohemian trend in homedecor is how free spirited, individual and cultured it is. There are no rules and you can make your home as bespoke as you like; as long as the colours go well together. In particular, I love how people combine wood, IKAT textiles, old & new furniture, plants, craft and earthy tones within their living spaces. Here is a taster of what I found on Pinterest.

 

 

Within my portfolio of work for Printsource, I created a couple of bohemian homedecor textile ranges. Most of my recent work (which you will see if you follow me on social media), is all about the ‘summer theme’, so creating patterns for interiors was such a lovely change, because it’s mainly all about textures. The patterns I designed were inspired by batik and tie dye effects. I recreated these effects using watercolour and gouache paints, because I was working on paper, rather than fabric. I may try these techniques on fabric one day 🙂

Here are a few initial, painted patterned samples. I began working in blue, then changed some of the colours at a later stage in PhotoShop.

 

 

Bohemian homedecor textile ranges

Here are my two bohemian inspired homedecor collections. The first range has a bolder colour palette using blue and red tones.

 

 

The second has in my opinion much prettier, softer yet bold colours. I love this colour palette, however the first range is proving to be more popular on social media!

 

It has definitely been some time since I designed for home-textiles and I have thoroughly enjoyed creating them.

*Please refrain from using my work for your own purposes. If you’d like to feature my designs then please ask permission before doing so. Thank you!

 

Emma Jayne x

 

Christmas designs

 

Apr
18
2017

 

I’d like to firstly say that I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter weekend! The weekends seem to fly by so quickly, even on a four day bank holiday weekend.

I’m very proud of myself, that I didn’t eat any chocolate this Easter. I didn’t even attempt to sneakily steal any of my daughter’s chocolate eggs. I will be going away with the family during the summer, so at the moment I’m trying to be good. So far so good!

For week ten on the Rise Design and Shine course, it was all about Christmas. I wanted to try a more traditional themed range, drawing pine cones, foliage, spices, oranges and apples. This is my final collection, which I placed on ceramic mugs.

Christmas designs

 

I initially created the pine cone and fruit pattern, on the bottom left mug. Afterwards, designing the holly patterned coordinate and the pine cone and orange wreathe.

Here is another Christmas themed design collection. As you can see, it’s based on musical angels.

 

 

Who doesn’t like to wear new pyjamas at Christmas time?! For this collection, I have designed an all over angel print, with angels singing and playing musical instruments. There’s also a snowflake coordinate and an angel placement design with singing robins.

I’ll definitely be showing these designs at the Blue Print and Surtex shows next month. There’s now approximately two weeks ’til the cutoff date, to send all the designs to my agent Brenda Manley. I’ve still a few more designs left to complete, which means I’ll be super busy between now and the beginning of May.

 

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Emma Jayne x