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Design of the Day – Striking prints from Laura Olivia

Good morning folks! I hope your weekend was fabulous and you got up all sorts of design delights! Today’s Design of the Day is from freelance textile and surface designer Laura Olivia. A colleague passed her brochure onto me and I was amazed with her brightly coloured designs and feminine prints. These pieces would really lift the mood of a room and add a tranquil and soothing atmosphere, especially in the bathroom or bedroom.

A former tutor at the National Design Academy in Nottingham, Laura now works for herself and supplies these beautiful bespoke designs internationally as well as a personal service in the UK. Her home range includes striking lampshades, wallpaper, cushions made from luxury fabrics and art work. Laura has also been chosen by Jethro Macy to exhibit at this years “One Year on” event at the New Designers Show in July.

Each piece of wallpaper is digitally printed on pearlescent paper and will cost you £179. Cushions and lampshades start from £65 and fabrics £50. Check Laura’s whole collection online and visit www.lauraolivia.com

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Design of the day – Orla Kiely’s exclusive collection for Citreon


Legendary  print and fashion designer Orla Kiely, has created a special collection for car manufacturer Citreon. The DS3 1.6 Hdi range, compiles of four designs, each boasting one of her signature retro prints; Green Acorn, Multi-stem, Spot Stem and Multi-Acorn. The individual print is layered on the roof of the car and everything from the head-rests, wing mirrors, wheels, mats and windows are customised. It’s the perfect style-mobile for any fashionista.

The website is beautifully composed with each car set in a miniature cardboard box which twirls around like its magic. Then a scenic theme pops up and the car becomes a piece of furniture or fashion accessory, poised in the middle of the box. Oh it’s wonderful!

Now, what about price I hear you shout! Well, depending on what your preferences are and what you want customised determines how much you pay, roughly the prices start from £16,000.

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