About Us

Richly inspired by many fruitful trips to Aleppo, Cairo, Genoa, Naples, Damascus and Fez, it now seems inevitable that in 2011 Susan would leave her career in finance and forge her lifelong passion for textiles and commitment to craftsmanship into a way of life.  Susan has lived and studied and worked in Scotland, Venice, Rome, Belgium, France and the USA.  She has a lifelong interest in stories and travels and crossings of cultures and continents that now completely underpin her work. She absorbs visual influences wherever she goes and travels and accumulates reference books and reads widely.  A mosque or a museum or a church or a beautiful home are always on Susan's itinerary.  Unsurprisingly, her work is sophisticated and highly considered.   

Warmth and comfort are core to Susan's work. The hospitable offering of chai and sweet Turkish coffee and the breaking of bread together at meals on holidays and textile buying trips filter through Susan's mind always, whether she is designing an interior or a fabric.  Susan distils all these influences in a highly original and thoughtful way to help turn spaces into highly personal homes that people love and feel comfortable and at peace in.

Whilst strengthening relationships with both clients and workshops, Susan spends much of her time delving deeper into her creative imagination, seeking new ways of telling her creative story. 

The mission of Susan's business and of her small and wonderful team is to create and share unique and beautiful textiles and accessories, created by close collaborations between Susan herself and the best craftspeople in the UK and abroad, with a rapidly growing clientele.  Susan and her team are committed to providing a service that is warm and personable and consistent with the lovely memories that Susan has of the way she buys things to sell and for her own home.  Susan is hugely committed to her business being run in an environmentally responsible way and she and her team and suppliers make significant efforts to implement this.

What services do you provide?

Textiles, Interior Design, Home Accessories, Rugs

How would you describe your style?

"My interior decorating work is varied, considered, sophisticated and underpinned by comfort and practicality. Although my style is characterised by colour and pattern, no two projects are ever the same as I tailor my designs to the client’s wishes and lifestyle and to the building, its history and location. My interiors are very layered."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"I recently finished work on a sprawling English country house in 3 sections - medieval, 18th century and modern. The brief from the clients was that it should remain broadly very conservative, with a more Scandinavian feel in the kitchen/ living area. There was to be a very specific palette of blues, reds, creams and oranges, in only dark tones. 

The house was rather unloved and bare and none of the rooms or the different sections worked together. I unified it by devising a cohesive colour scheme with different but complementary palettes tailored to the purpose of each room and the available light. Four bedrooms and a bedroom/ dressing room, multiple sitting and drawing rooms, a kitchen, dining room, kitchen dining area, a study and lots of hallways. I interpreted and distilled this in a way that refreshed the house and reflected the clients' lifestyle, with original elements that they had not thought of.

I sourced wallpaper, some printed by hand, and fabrics and paint colours for every surface. I worked with a draughtsman to design bookcases and storage from oak and applied oak panelling to previously bare modern walls to tie in with the old oak beams elsewhere in the house. I created bespoke weaves to complement fabric walling and darkened some of my own weaves to comply with my brief. My workshop made a lot of the furniture, including sofas, headboards and chairs. I used hand woven braids sourced on my travels to embellish curtains and made lots of cushions and lampshades in richly textured fabrics.”