Friday, January 25, 2013

Feature Friday - Elizabeth Olwen

Today our featured Friday designer is Elizabeth Olwen.

I took Module 3 of ABSPD with Elizabeth, I just adore her folksy florals and wonderful use of colour!

Elizabeth Olwen is a Toronto-based surface designer. Inspired by pastoral beauty, nature in its most playful forms, folklore, and romance, Elizabeth's work is driven by the desire to leave something beautiful behind with every step she takes.

Her obsession with patterns began as a child when she would become mesmerized by the orange floral drapes in her mother's kitchen. Surrounded by bold, unapologetic prints, patterns were something that she could lose herself in; a window to faraway places. Through the years, the love of patterns remained, and inspired her to start making her own.

Elizabeth loves old wallpapers and vintage fabrics, cannot be forced to choose a favourite colour, and is hopelessly devoted to travel.

As well as gorgeous flora and fauna designs, Elizabeth also creates fabulous geometrics like these below..

Elizabeth has been busy lately and some of her designs are now available as wallpapers through

She also recently revealed her 'in bloom' collection is now available as a set of teNeues notecards!

This girl is gonna go far with her beautiful designs! Elizabeth is exhibiting at Surtex this May in Booth 752, so if you're heading to Surtex don't forget to go and check out her wonderful designs and meet the lovely girl herself!!

To find out more visit her website, follow her on twitter or like her on Facebook!

All images copyright Elizabeth Olwen 2013

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