English textile designer Mimi Pickard takes a completely bespoke approach to her fabrics and wallpapers; she designs and prints them herself creating a wondefully distinctive character that could never be achieved with mass production. Since studying textile design at college she has created three collections, all inspired by the spirit of the Bloomsbury group and named after her children, Charlie and Lily, with a third collection Jack to be launched shortly. The fabrics from the Charlie and Lily collections are hand printed through silk screens onto 100% linen. The matching wallpaper is printed using the same screens onto wide width wallpaper. Whilst this wallpaper is ordered and bought by the metre, it is 134cm wide as opposed to the standard wallpaper width of 52cm, meaning fewer joins for a more seamless look.
From fabrics and wallpapers by the metre to finished cushions, her wonderful life enhancing patterns add life and vigour to any scheme.
Inspired by the artists and members of the avant-garde Bloomsbury Group, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, who painted virtually every surface in their home Charleston Farmhouse, creating a home full of colour and art. Mimi wanted her designs to emulate the natural and almost naive feel of the Bloomsbury decorative style, as well as having a strong sense of colour and shape.