About Us

Porcupine Rocks' interiors collection exclusively showcases inspiring and unique fabrics from South Africa, chosen for their bold colours, eclectic patterns and creative histories. Design Director Paula Goodburn is a fourth-generation South African and with an innate love for colour and layered pattern she has discovered a number of very talented textile designers, all based in her mother country. Each fabric is designed and printed in South Africa and brings something different to the British textiles scene. With sustainability at the forefront of its studio dynamic, Porcupine Rocks' designers always work with 100% natural fibres; cottons, linens and hemps are each sustainably and locally sourced. Bespoke commissions and collaborations are available, including oversized headboards, multi-panelled sofas, lampshades, curtains and eye-catching ottomans.

What services do you provide?

Fabric Design, Bespoke Upholstery, Curtain and Blind-making, Wallpapers

How would you describe your style?

"Our passion for pattern and colour, general curiosity, attention to detail, endless enthusiasm for travel and love of all things ‘home’ can be seen throughout our interiors schemes. Our homes provide the perfect backdrop to tell the story of our past, whether it be family heritage, memorable travels or personal treasures."

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

"Location is not an issue for our studio as a lot of our work comes under the umbrella of ‘Design Destination’. One of our longest-standing projects has been a villa in Mustique. It’s bright and breezy but the client loves a pop of colour and wanted to tell a story of travel and adventure. Porcupine Rocks can deliver that in abundance because all our fabrics have a back story. Whether they be old explorers botanical drawings, tropical flowers pressed through a printing press, archived images of animals, tribal motifs our studio is not short of narrative. For this project, we were concerned about the harsh sun damaging fabrics used on a particularly large-scale window dressing. So we swerved the natural fibres, but not wanting to drift from our eco-friendly ethos we printed on a poly made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Most of our work is bespoke. Our studio is very hands-on and we work closely with lots of interior designers in the residential and commercial sectors. We can tweak colours and scale, design fresh prints for a specific project, make furniture from scratch, remodel old antique pieces, the design opportunities are endless and colourful."