I wanted to share with you my latest creations, inspired by gorgeous designs from some of my favourite design companies.
I have been very busy lately with my part time waitressing job and working on my 2014 calendar illustrations, but in an evening I try to make time for a spot of designing when I can.
The moodboard above shows my colour inspiration; a bright, sophisticated and fun palette.
Initially inspired by the image of the chairs, I set about trying to find current textile designs using this palette and found Harlequin, Villa Nova and Nina Campbell had produced a number of designs in similar colour ways in research collected in Chelsea Harbour Design Centre and Osborne & Little on Kings Road, London.
Image copyright 2013 Belladonna Digital Imaging
I even hinted at this colour palette in one of my designs for Belladonna - the 'Geo Triangle' pattern above!
It is a fairly different colour palette for me; my past projects have used a lot of neutral tones and blues, but during my trip to Australia I was definitely inspired by my beautiful surroundings and my visit to the show homes.
I have become a lot more experimental and playful with colour and feel my work is definitely benefitting from it. I think it is very important as a designer to be versatile and up for a challenge.
Variety is the spice of life, as they say!!
Images copyright 2013 Sarah Fleming
What do you think?
Do you like the new, brighter designs?