DESIGNER DIGEST: EMILY BOND
Our designer digest this week takes a look at Emily Bond, who is a Bristol- based fabric designer, not too far away from us in Somerset. Founded in 2007, Emily's initial fabrics were inspired by her two dachshunds, Oscar and George, and the dachshund fabric is one of her iconic prints. In fact, if you're a dog lover (and let's face it, if you are a country dweller you most probably are) you'll spot a couple of cuties throughout this post. The dachsund fabric here looks beautiful on this armchair.
Emily's fabrics are sold by the metre, and you pick them up directly from their website, or through various other retailers across the UK. The colour palettes are all muted, traditional and heritage: truly English country style.
All of the company's fabrics are hand screen printed onto linen and they are proud of the fact that they are 100% British. Emily has branched out since launching her dachshund brand; her prints include more diverse items from the countryside such as the farm animals and garden vegetables shown here.
I like the fact that there are some coastal inspired fabrics coming through too, like the crab above. Emily Bond also do a range of non-fabric products too, which carry the same designs as the fabric range, like this tea set below.
I have a couple of metres of dachshund fabric awaiting me to turn into something lovely for my home. A cushion pad or pillow, perhaps. I'll post a couple of pictures when it's done.
So, what do you think of Emily Bond? Which are your favourite prints, and where would you use them in your home? Let me know in the comments below.