|Design Digest Journal
Musings from the desk of an interior designer and design educator. How do I spend my time and what do I find interesting? This is a photo of my design studio which is set in the garden of our Californian Bungalow. It gets plenty of natural light and has lovely views of our garden. It is also the repository of many of my books on design. Yes that is an old Imac that I am very attached to. I still do much of my graphic layout work, for projects on this machine, but internet and auto cad I do on my MacBook Pro that I take everywhere with me.
I wanted to create some affordable upholstery fabric for a mid century chair. An all over pattern would make a nice change as this chair had been upholstered in plain fabric and going for a pattern would give it a new look. Something a little bit "mid century" was in order but the Florence Broadhurst patterns were the wrong scale so a little adaption and resizing and I created a stencil to print a painter's drop cloth to make enough fabric to cover this chair. Drop cloths have a great texture and are quite hard wearing and inexpensive. I used screen printing paste mixed with acrylic paint to make a tan colour. that compliments the timber frame.
Hi I am Elizabeth an interior designer who lives in Melbourne, Australia in a little Californian Bungalow cottage with my partner, Max, who is also an Interior Designer, and our beloved furry children, Doris & Ernest. I believe that design can make our lives more rewarding and productive. I love, architecture and design theory but my everyday passion is fabrics and decoration, as I don't think we should get too serious but have fun with our homes and enjoy the process of creating our own environments. I am interested in classic cars, and collect Georgian and Mid Century furniture.