If you’re thinking about redecorating your home this spring, you may like to take a closer look at these lovely floral-inspired designs from a London-based company called MissPrint, run by Yvonne & Rebecca Drury.
I came across their work recently and loving the colour lime, was immediately drawn to the beautiful wallpaper above, called appropriately, Fleur. It also comes in different colourways and would be great for a feature wall.
MissPrint also make cushions from fabric which they’ve hand-printed their designs onto and below is an example of their Leaves cushion.
In fact, their fabric is also available to buy by the metre and is suitable for upholstery and soft furnishings. This is their Dandelion Mobile fabric below.
I contacted MissPrint and Rebecca very kindly answered a few questions for me :
When did you start your business and where are you based?
We are a mother and daughter design team working from our riverside studio, which overlooks East London.
We love drawing and making patterns, developing new ideas and seeing them grow into designs is so exciting.
We founded MissPrint in 2005, working together seemed the obvious path for us, as we both have a background in textile design.
Where do you get your floral inspiration for your designs?
Our floral inspiration comes from many places. For example, our gardens, plus plants and flowers we see on our way to work.
Often we find beautiful wild flowers or poppies in the most unexpected places. Also when walking in Wales and the Lake District, I find some lovely flowers and plants that I photograph and sketch for future designs.
A simple leaf from a plant can have so many beautiful qualities of line, shape, colour and texture.
What are your plans for 2011?
Our plans for 2011 are to design a new collection based on wild flowers. We’ll be launching new fabrics, cushions and lampshades that feature our new designs.
MissPrint will also be exhibiting at 100% Design in September as part of London Design Week.
Do you have a favourite flower?
Well this is a difficult question. There are many flowers that I love. One of my favourites is the tulip. I like their colours and shapes especially when they open. Also I love poppies.
But some of my all-time favourites are wild flowers. Dandelions, cow-parsley, thistles and foxgloves to name a few…
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing MissPrint’s wonderful designs.
And if you’re interested in creating your own patterns using techniques such as potato prints, stencils or screenprinting, Yvonne and Rebecca have written a book called Printed Pattern: Printing by Hand from Potato Prints to Silkscreen.
(Images : MissPrint)