Fabric Collections

Throughout my career in the design industry, I’ve learnt that creating your own style and making your own mark is the most rewarding experience. I don’t conform to trends but will offer a polite nod to them. My work is always inspired by the wonder of plant life and botanical forms. I truly believe there is a natural beauty to be found in the ‘chaos of nature’ and the way in which it grows, flows and envelops the surroundings.” I find this can either be bold and energizing or calm and relaxing. I strive to capture these feelings in my designs so that you too can celebrate nature in the comfort of your home.

Bloom & Bear’s biophilic prints are creative expressions that will make your rooms bloom.

HELLEBORE – SLATE & OCHRE

The hellebore is one my favourite plants to grow in the garden. This design captures the nodding bell flowers as clusters of blooms surrounded by leaves. The simple line work of my illustrations are layered over each other to create a distinctive graphic style.

I like my patterns to evoke the nature of each plant and this hellebore print coveys an abundance of growth with subtly hidden flowers.

As a designer I’m always looking for colour inspiration. This slate grey and ochre palette was inspired by ‘mustard powder lichen’ that I discovered growing on the peeling bark of a sliver grey Eucalyptus tree.

This fabric works well in grey interior schemes, especially when paired with decorative items in block colours of ochre and mustard for
that eye-catching contrast.

HELLEBORE – INK & SKY

Hellebores were always going to make it onto my sketch list. This design captures the nodding bell flowers as clusters of blooms. My illustrations are built up in layers to create a distinctive graphic style.

As a designer my aim is to express ‘my take’ on a particular plant or flower, not create a direct representation in expected colour ways.

Often known as the Christmas Rose for it flowers during the winter months, I wanted to use the idea of wintery cool shades to influence the colour palette for this design. Its dark inky background is not a true black but a deep charcoal tone with harmonious shades of greys and a pop of sky blue.

Perfect for adding to calming blue and tranquil grey room schemes for that touch of botanical elegance.

Hellebore

HELLEBORE – TEAL & PISTACHIO

Due to the success of the other Hellebore variants in the range, I thought I would introduce this new colourway. A deep teal background with lighter grey layers form the base of this design but in true Bloom & Bear style, there has to be a pop of the unexpected – this time it’s a fresh, pistachio green layer that adds that contrasting focal point.

This layered graphic print reflects the sporadic and organic nature of hellebores. There are areas full of abundance and growth whilst in other parts of the print, there is a calm space of simple block colour.

Adding this design to an interior will bring a sense of serenity and richness. It works beautifully with hints of blush pink or touches of gold for that opulent feel. Combining it with brighter greens will accent the pistachio tone within the pattern and freshen a room.

TULIP – DOVE & CHARCOAL

Always wanting to try something new in my garden, I decided to plant a few different varieties of tulip bulbs one winter, in recycled galvanised containers. I was overwhelmed with the sheer extravagance of what bloomed the following spring and could not stop photographing and sketching these gorgeous flowers.

This illustration is of a particular tulip variety from the Dark Secret Collection. Its blooms are glamorous and extravagant with rippling petals that shimmer in the late spring sunshine.

I wanted to reflect the drama of this tulip so this design depicts large scale illustrations of the bloom. Each flower head is expressed in various shades of charcoal grey and white upon a chalky pale grey background.

This neutral colour palette has hints of vintage about it – bold in design, subtle in colour yet works well in either a contemporary or classic room scheme.

Tulip Sea Glass Stone

TULIP – SEA GLASS & STONE

Inspired by beach walks along the south coast, this Sea glass & stone print is a fresh addition to the Tulip range. It introduces a cool, light aqua into the collection taking its tone from the small, frosted pieces of glass that wash up on the beach.

Each Tulip flower head is depicted in various shades. The darker lines of the illustration are more muted, in tones of grey and viridian which contrast against the striking white line work.

Sitting in the cooler blue palette, this colourway will bring a timeless yet fresh feel to a room scheme. It can be paired with darker teal, steel blues or cool greys to bring a lighter touch to a darker space or will work equally well with complimentary tones of warm orange or earthy terracottas.

TULIP – NATURAL PEBBLE

The flowing petal forms of this particular Tulip, create an elegant pattern of oversized blooms. For this design, I’ve pulled back the colour to just tones of grey line work against the unbleached cotton base. It has a light and airy feel to the pattern.

The most successful neutral interiors always create a balance of colour with texture and layered tones. For pared back simplicity in a room scheme. this natural pebble design will add interest. It will transcend any colour trend and go with anything. Incorporating it into a scheme with natural wood furniture and the verdant greenery of plants, will really make a room feel calm and understated.

Tulip Natural Pebble
Natural Sprig Indigo

NATURAL SPRIG – INDIGO

Printed on organic, unbleached cotton, the base of this fabric is a neutral oatmeal colour which has a natural fleck running through the fibres. It provides a perfect background for my illustrative botanical designs, working beautifully with the colours I use in my work.

The ’Sprig’ pattern was inspired by the herbaceous perennial commonly known as Joe Pye. It’s a wild plant that you often see growing in hedgerows or along the roadside with feathery blooms of dusky pink flowers. However it was the lance shaped foliage that inspired this pen and ink illustration.

Indigo blue inks were used to create the painterly leaves, purposely mismatched to the ink line work which was created using a nib pen. Unlike other prints in the Bloom & Bear range, this pattern is upright in direction.

This is a popular fabric print in the blue palette and works with both neutral and blue interior schemes for a touch of rustic living.

NATURAL SPRIG – FOREST

This organic, unbleached cotton is a neutral oatmeal colour which has a natural fleck running through the fibres. It provides a perfect background for my illustrative botanical designs, working beautifully with the colours I use in my work.

It’s not often that I actually represent my subject in the colour that it naturally comes in! This one however is the exception. There is something about green that just feels right for the soul. It’s the second most prevalent natural colour in the world (after blue) and during the recent growth of ‘everything botanical’ in our homes to aid wellbeing, it seems right to portray a leaf motif in forest ‘green’.

This fabric works well if you are looking to bring the outdoors in and compliments room interiors that have natural wood furniture. It’s ideal when layering several shades of green together in a room scheme.

Natural Sprig Forest
Natural Sprig Midnight

NATURAL SPRIG – MIDNIGHT

This latest addition print to the Sprig collection, ofers an alternative to bold colours with the simplicity of a monotone palette. Based on the popularity of the more colourful Indigo and Forest versions, this Midnight edition allows this design to work in any room scheme due to the neutral colour base.

The black, inky illustration depicts the leaves of the herbaceous perennial commonly known as Joe Pye. It creates a strong, graphic contrast against the natural flecked background.

The black, inky illustration depicts the leaves of the herbaceous perennial commonly known as Joe Pye. It creates a strong, graphic contrast against the natural flecked background.

NATURAL LEAF – LIME

Floral blooms may be the key subject that I love to sketch but foliage also provides interesting forms to work with. Something as simple as a leaf can appear quite ordinary yet the enormous variety of leaf shapes and structures also inspire me to sketch.

Printed on organic unbleached cotton, the base of this fabric is a neutral oatmeal colour which has a natural fleck running through the fibres. It provides a perfect background for my illustrative botanical designs, working beautifully with the colours I use in my work.

This leaf design was inspired by a hedgerow find that’s classed as a weed so the challenge was to create a design from it, worthy of a home interior.

To add drama to this leaf print, I’ve introduced a lively, citrusy lime watercolour layer to the illustration, creating a striking contrast against the black leaf motif. This print will pep up any neutral interior and certainly add the wow factor to a dark, sophisticated decor.

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DISCOVER MY RANGES

Whether you are looking to refresh your home interior, buy an original handcrafted gift for someone you love or simply want to send something beautiful in the post, then take a closer look at the Bloom & Bear collections.

Stationery

With hand-drawn illustrations inspired by blooms grown in Bloom & Bear’s garden, these beautifully printed greeting cards will brighten anyone’s day. Who will you send one too?

NEW Ink Garden Cards

Accessories

Treat yourself or someone else to a practical, beautiful and individually handcrafted gift. Keep life’s bits and bobs organised in a handy zip pouch – then keep that safe in a Bloom & Bear cotton tote bag. Even your clothes pegs will have a smart place to ‘hang out’ in botanical inspired peg bags.

Homeware

Your home is as individual as you are so why not treat your rooms to a lovely plump cushion or a matching lampshade and add that botanical touch your surroundings.

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