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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