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My Top 16 Highlights of 2018

2018 was very much a whirlwind for me as it was a year of new experiences & definitely one for pushing myself out of my comfort zone. It was also a great year for allocating myself quality time to really explore the direction of my business & creative career & now I’m feeling really clear […]

Christmas in my home!

I’ve never been one for following trends or so called design rules in anything really & same goes for styling up the Christmas tree! It’s typically an array of colour, quirky ornaments, kids handmade decor & with just a tiny sprinkle of kitsch for good measure & not forgetting my mini stylist likes to direct […]

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 […]

Find It Fix It Flog It Feature

I was asked by the lovely people at Channel 4’s award winning daytime TV show Find It Fix It Flog It to design a bespoke retro fabric so the talented Gemma Longworth could kit out a classic campervan with it. I spotted Gemma on the telly box working her magic with my fabric to create some funky […]

DIY Floral Styling

I recently had quite a lot of dreaded business & admin tasks to get through, & after having a sort of my garden, I decided I needed a little creative break! We’re forvever needing new & gorgeous imagery for my Make it in Design classes as well as here in the blog so it was still […]

VW Serendipity Conversion Update!

In March I announced my #vwserendipity van conversion project in collaboration with Max McMurdo & a few months on the van is beginning to take shape. It is still a work in progress but I wanted to share a sneak peek into the goings on behind the scenes. If you want to stay up to […]

Reloved Upholstery Collection – Grand Designs Live

Last week we have you sneak peek at Rachael’s upcoming collaboration with Reloved Upholstery for a live demonstration at Grand Designs Live. Today we wanted to give you a better look at the designs Rachael provided for Simion’s Ottomini live build (a small & cute version of an ottoman/footstool). The demos will be on May 8th & […]

Sneak Peek at Grand Designs Live Collaboration!

We’re very excited to announce that Rachael has collaborated with Reloved Upholstery for a demonstration at Grand Designs Live! Simion from Reloved Upholstery will be showcasing the Ottomini (a cute mini ottoman!) on May 8th & 10th at Grand Designs Live, located at London Excel. You will see Simion building the footstool from scratch & […]

VW Serendipity with Rachael Taylor & Max McMurdo

Hello Everyone! Exciting news! In celebration of ten years flying solo with her design business, Rachael has teamed up with upcycling and furniture guru Max McMurdo on a brand new and exciting project titled VW Serendipity. The project, which will oversee a complete conversion of a Volkswagen T6 Kombi Transporter Van into a portable mini design studio & […]

Pinterest UK Interiors Awards 2018 – Shortlist!

We were very excited to find out that Rachael has been shortlisted for the Pinterest UK Interior Awards & for the Best Imaginative Idea 2018! All thanks to this pin: This bespoke vinyl floor exclusively designed & created by Rachael features over 50 of her unique patterns, creating a colourful, patternful design for a truly […]