Inspired by the gratitude I feel to be able to live in such an amazing country – I felt compelled to create an Australian Collection. I see beauty in so much around me. The kind, resilient people, diverse landscapes and our incredibly beautiful fauna and flora. We are a Nation with so much to offer and I wanted to translate this into a wallpaper and textile collection by creating my Australian Lines Collection.
Grevillea flowers are referred to as the original “bush lollies”. This design snapshots the honeyeaters in motion as they drink nectar from the intricate Grevillea flowers.
Named in honour of Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, who wrote, “Few birds more enliven the monotonous hues of the Australian forest than this beautiful species whose pink-coloured wings and flowing crest might have embellished the air of a more voluptuous region.” In the Trees design captures a moment of ‘quiet’ in the trees filled with a Major Mitchell clan.
With slim stems and six claw-like shapes this Australian native is iconic in its silhouette. Staying true to this graphic plant, this design is simple light and woven with these delicate stems.
On a medium-sized tree known as Kurrajong you will find these seedpods. The pods have been used by Aboriginal tribes around Australia for millennia. This graphic pod is textural and a pleasure to illustrate and create a design that depicts these iconically Australian pods.
The flower buds from the Eucalyptus tree were my inspiration for this design. Grouped buds with their prominent ribs and waxy outer shell is the bud before the bloom.
This palm is iconic of the tropical regions of Australia. These crowned palms are grand in size. Their fan-like fronds are graphic by nature and create a design that is stylish and noble.
From the Nobilis Palm design I explored the scale of this design which yielded a more graphic quality that reflects the Nobilis Palm’s true scale.
These evergreen shrubs became part of my collection of designs for their resilient qualities much like the Australian spirit. This design is knitted with the stems creating a tapestry.
With florets opening from the edges towards the centre, the magnificent Waratah flowerhead is a strikingly grand bloom, making it a pleasure to illustrate and create a design that is dedicative of these inflorescences. Bold and impressive.
Also known as the New South Wales Waratah, the multiple Spring flowerheads were my inspiration. I could not go past these iconic flowers, and strove to create a design that reflects their Springtime magnificence.