Behind the Print: The Florist
Karen’s number one source of inspiration is nature, leading to the creation of The Florist print. An ode to the English Garden, The Florist features hand-drawn illustrations of perfect dahlia, tulip and rose blooms.
While the print is a celebration of spring, it also has a personal connection to Karen's childhood. Growing up, Karen would frequently spend time at her grandparents house. Despite the famous gloomy weather in Scotland and their preference to a muted colour palette, the home had bright floral curtains that Karen spent hours observing. She found herself lost in the intertwining flowers and how harmoniously all the florals came together. These curtains always stood out to Karen and brought a bit of joy and light within the dim environment-- something she wanted to remind herself while designing through the first lockdown.
Printed on a lime background, the Florist print features colourful dahlias, lilies and peonies within a thriving floral garden. Each bloom serves as a little hope that despite everything around us, we are all continuing to grow into stronger and bolder individuals despite the wind and storms that are thrown our way.
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