Category: Studio Behind The Scenes

Floral Print Motif Workshops in 2019

I’m super excited to announce that I’ve just released four dates across 2019 for my next in-person Floral Print Motif Workshops & best of all it’s hosted at the gorgeous @relovedworks in Stockport. The groups are purposely more intimate (capped at 8 maximum) so you get lots of that all important 1-to-1 time & there’s a super relaxed […]

Vote for us in the UK Blog Awards!

I’m so super chuffed to be in the running for another blog award, I love sharing creative content & to hear that it continues to inspire others makes me feel all kinds of happy. Below is a little snippet from my page on my feelings on blogging: “It is a wonderful way of getting to express […]

Plant Girl Iris – Winter at Arley Hall

Some of you may know that I have been spending one day a week at Arley Hall gardens where I have been getting training from the head gardener. This resulted in me creating my alias ‘Plant Girl Iris’ & I now document my training days, my own personal gardening & my image library for my drawings over […]

UK Blog Awards Nominee – Vote Now!

SO EXCITING! Our little blog has been nominated in the UK Blog Awards for the ‘Design & Architecture’ category! Myself & the studio team work hard on our blog to provide lots of gorgeous design inspiration, tips & knowledge so we’d be so grateful for your support. – – – – – – – – […]

The Diversity in Surface Pattern Design

I’ve been sat thinking about my book content & drafting ideas for my sister company global online design school Make it in Design too & these past 12 months have been a whirlwind! What I love about the surface pattern industry is no two days are the same. I’ve designed for greeting cards to fashion, worked […]

Reloved Magazine – 9 page feature!

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Reloved Magazine for their ‘My Reloved Home’ article & after only expecting a couple of pages, I was actually given a 9 page feature! My rainbow home was beautifully shown as well as many of my statement furniture pieces, such as my ottoman (created with Reloved Upholstery with my […]

Spooky Pooch Show! – Halloween in Manchester

I had such a fun filled afternoon presenting alongside Simion Hawtin-Smith (Reloved Upholstery) for the @halloweenmcr Spooky Pooch Costume Show! There was such a lovely crowd around the stage at Exchange Square (outside Selfridges). It was such a creative day as I got to hang out with the pooches & present alongside Simion. We are both represented […]

New Prints on DENY Designs!

My new collection of organic based designs, inspired by work trips & my new gardening assistant job at Arley Hall (read more about that here), has been shown a lot of love on social media recently! (You can follow me on Instagram to stay up to date!) So we decided to upload a couple of […]

Plant Girl Iris – Autumn at Arley Hall

I love this time of year! There’s such beautiful colours around. 1 day a week I’m learning a new botanical skill, which compliments my design & photography work too (you can read my previous posts here). I just love it as my time at Arley makes me so relaxed (& I do it instead of the gym). […]

Find It Fix It Flog It Feature #2

I was so excited to finally see the lovely feature that my quirky, bespoke upholstery fabric received on award winning daytime TV show Find It Fix It Flog It! I was asked by the wonderful presenter Simon O’Brien to design a unique, bespoke design to be printed on upholstery fabric for an antique, winged back chair […]