The Botanical Collection New

A floral inspired Collection

'Botanical' is a nostalgic collection, evocative of the elegant ‘drawing’ rooms and pretty florals of a bygone era. Imprinted in my memory are the bewitching chintz floral curtains, hanging in my Granny's Irish house, where we spent every summer holiday as children. The designs are available in several delicate colour-ways reminiscent of the first indiennes (fabrics that came from Eastern India to Europe) - softly coloured hand-blocked and hand-painted cottons which were introduced into France from India at the end of the 16th century, and were immediately popular.


These recent months have allowed me time to reflect on the past: I have vivid memories of winning a ‘tiny garden in a shell’ prize (which I still have) for my pressed wild flower collection when aged 8. Studying closely the beautiful shapes of flowers and leaves has stayed with me and is expressed here in these new designs.

'Botanical' is a nostalgic collection, evocative of the elegant ‘drawing’ rooms and pretty florals of a bygone era. Imprinted in my memory are the bewitching chintz floral curtains, hanging in my Granny's Irish house, where we spent every summer holiday as children. The designs are available in several delicate colour-ways reminiscent of the first indiennes (fabrics that came from Eastern India to Europe) - softly coloured hand-blocked and hand-painted cottons which were introduced into France from India at the end of the 16th century, and were immediately popular.


These recent months have allowed me time to reflect on the past: I have vivid memories of winning a ‘tiny garden in a shell’ prize (which I still have) for my pressed wild flower collection when aged 8. Studying closely the beautiful shapes of flowers and leaves has stayed with me and is expressed here in these new designs.

In this collection I have combined and linked together many of my existing colours, for example, Lettuce with Pigeon and Soft RaspberryDamson with Field Green and Clay; and Hay with Smoke and Duck Egg and more.