About Juliet

 

 

Juliet is an artist and designer and has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She grew up on a farm in Scotland and her husband is from a farming family in Zimbabwe, so protecting and conserving wildlife is everything she has ever known. Her work reflects this and wildlife has been her design focus ever since she graduated from Edinburgh College of Art as a Textiles Designer in 2009.

Juliet worked closely with many interior brands before going solo, but her main source of experience came from her role as showroom manager at de Gournay‘s flagship store in London. It was there that she realised customers really do want something special, however not everyone can afford such a luxurious product. Her drawing style is intricate and delicate so her drive was to produce a range of wallpapers that are beautifully drawn, and machine printed at the highest level of quality, to recreate the effect of a hand painted mural.

 

 

The only possible printing method suitable to capture the detail and line work in her drawings is the ‘gravure’ technique which is essentially an etching into a copper cylinder.  Every layer of tone and colour in each drawing has to be separated and engraved into individual cylinders so an incredible amount of time, thought and dedication has gone into each and every stage of the design process. (Please visit her ‘Inspiration to Interior‘ blog post for a detailed description of the full production process).

After starting the company in a spare room in her London flat 6 years ago, she now works from a converted garden barn at her new home in Hampshire with the family spaniel sleeping at her feet. Her 4 year old son is often in the studio with her, drawing away in a sketchbook on the next door desk, and her 1yr old daughter will no doubt follow suit in a few years…

After having a year off on maternity leave, Juliet is excited to be drawing again and is currently working on a range of new designs which will be launching soon!