Do you remember Laura Olivia’s gorgeous work from our feature last fall? Well we were excited to learn that Laura recently launched a new range of digitally printed cushions, fabrics and roller blinds, all of which are available on her website.
“The ‘Boho collection’ is inspired mainly by Bohemian fashion and the Boho chic movement of the early 20th Century. It combines motifs traditionally associated with this movement with more botanical elements and bright colour palettes giving the collection a contemporary twist. Her prints include references to exotic feathers, tropical birds, Paisleys and her signature florals. Laura has purposely created prints that do not match across the cushions and fabrics yet have the same feel so that they can work together to create a more eclectic interior.
Cushions are priced at £55.00 and the cotton fabrics are £85.00 per metre, roller blinds priced upon application.”
Laura has been honing her skills as a freelance designer “for 4 years now and in that time I have worked on mainly interiors but also stationery, fashion and beauty packaging. Interior clients include Holden Decor, Arthouse, Dunelm, Tesco, Primark, Morrisons, Mori Tessuti & Ellison First Asia. I began by working with an agent but one year in to my business I exhibited at ‘One Year On’ at the New Designers exhibition in London and was spotted by UK retailer ‘Wilkinson’ which then led to working on a large vintage inspired stationery range, that was my first big break! Later on I was approached by a fashion designer and have now produced 2 collections of digital prints for resort-wear, these pics are on my website and blog. I am now working with an Indian manufacturer who supplies kitchen textile to UK and American retailers, so am working directly with clients rather than through an agent and that is the way I am taking the business forward. I would say that my business is mostly a freelance consultancy and my own products are an off shoot of this.”