Saturday, 18 May 2013

New Website & Blog!

My new website is finally ready! Its been a long hard slog but I am very pleased with the finished result. I now have a built in blog on the new site so am bidding you farewell on this one. Please head over to and check out my new portfolios, products and loads more. 

Thursday, 18 April 2013

New website coming soon!

In case any of you are wondering where my lovely website has gone I have been working really hard to get a new, and hopefully ten times better website up and running very soon.This is proving to be a very slow and frustrating process but when it is done it will be way more interactive, plus I have loads of new products and designs to show you from my new and very welcomed licensees!
If anyone wants to get in touch or place an order please email me at 

New Canvas Designs

I've been hard at work (hence the lack of blog posts) on new designs for Artistic Britain who have asked me to develop four sets of designs for twin canvas sets. Artistic Britain are now selling my designs on canvases, glass wall art, place mats, coaster and chopping boards! They now have a wide range of products from British artists and designers and were a huge hit at Spring Fair where they launched a few months ago. 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

New licensing Deals!

Last week was pretty amazing as I was approached by two different companies who wanted to to become licensees for two completely different products! I will reveal the second one when all is signed and confirmed but for now I can tell you that the first is for digitally printed roller blinds/window art. The company concerned are launching a gallery collection focusing on a select group of surface pattern designers including yours truly. I will be able to tell you more very soon but for now here's a sneek peek at a few of the designs they will be using.

New Tableware Range

After launching their new ranges at Spring Fair alongside their fabulous wall art, Artistic Britain are now selling a variety of Laura Olivia tableware products through their online shop. These include glass chopping boards, placemats and coasters. Here are the designs that are available which you can also view on the website here 

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Spring Fabrics & Wallpapers

There are some really gorgeous prints coming through for Spring from some of the interior fabrics houses at the moment, take a look at a few of my favourites including the latest collection from a new brand called 'Black Edition' who are part of Romo fabrics. They are mixing digitally printed  bold floral prints with silk embroidered Ikats and beautiful colour pallettes.

                                                            Romo Black Edition


Friday, 1 March 2013

Designer of the Month: Sally Scaffardi

Sally Scaffardi is very talented greetings card designer based in Nottingham. I have been familiar with her work for a while through seeing her gorgeous prints in local shops and was lucky enough to meet her at the Spring Fair last month. She has a huge portfolio of card designs as which include are inspired mainly by flora and fauna. Take a look at her beautiful website here.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Decorque – Intro Blog post – by Harriet Stevens, Designer

I have a treat for you this morning in the form of a guest post from the wonderful 'Decorque'! Harriet Stevens is going to introduce you to her fabulous re-invention of cork on beautiful home accessories and tell you a bit about the background of the company, enjoy!

Hello! Firstly a big thank you to Laura for getting in touch with us and offering a guest blog swap. We’re delighted to be here, and similarly excited to tell you a little bit about who we are.

Decorque is a family-run business which launched last September – comprising of a talented team of four that manage all areas of the business; from graphic design, eCommerce & SEO, social media & surface pattern design. We are pretty lucky to have such a multi-talented team with diverse skills!

Decorque’s founder & head designer Lesley Rudman Stevens has been working in the textile and fashion industry all her life, and decided to apply her unique and highly decorative fashion-led designs to home, wall art & stationery products through an eCommerce business.

Lesley’s mission for Decorque is based on her love of pattern; the business ‘seeks to bring that creative touch of colour into your home’.

We aim to bring a stunning range of tableware with an innovative twist to what might seem to many as a mundane material.  Using cork as the base the company brings a fresh, fashion-edge design look to this most environmentally-friendly of products. We digitally print our designs onto the premium cork surface to create hard wearing, heat resistant, and practical yet warm & beautiful decorative items for the home.

We turn this……into this! 

But there’s more to Decorque than just the cork product range. The carefully crafted, versatile designs carry through to other products including plastic placemats ,art prints , greeting cards and tags .  Mouse pads even get the Decorque design touch.

We are always inspired, whether that be through fashion or interior trends, graphic design, things we find on Pinterest, artists or via other retailers, for example. The main thing you can say about Decorque is that we LOVE pattern! We also love to combine media – by mixing hand drawn & painted elements with Photoshop & Illustrator components to create that unique design full of depth & interest. We like to take surface pattern to a new level!

 The ambition of Decorque is to expand its range to become ‘a treasure trove of beautiful, original and practical products for the home’, concludes Lesley. We have been working hard over the last few months to build our brand awareness and will continue to develop our ranges into 2013, as well as expanding our outlets over the next year or so, and currently welcome any creative & licensing opportunities.

 Along the way we have had the opportunity to work alongside some hugely creative and inspiring individuals and small businesses, and have formed a strong network of creatives who inspire us daily! We’d like to thank them all for their continued support and look forward to more collaborations this year through our creative blog .

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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Fashion Prints

Over the past year or so I have been lucky enough to work with a very special client. She is a fashion designer based in a Mauritius and specializes in high-end resort-wear including items such as kaftans and maxi dresses. Although I can't share her name with you, she has given me permission to show you a small selection of the prints I have done for her which I am very excited about! and will be great for the new website I'm trying to sort out at the mo. I've loved working for her as its so different to my usual interior projects, but still has the tropical/exotic feel to it which you may know I absolutely love. After these have been digitally printed they will also be embroidered! I can't wait to see them made up in to the final garment and hope to share this with you too.