Judy Holme is an exclusive designer of unique accessories for fashion and interiors. Her company Judy Holme Originals offers superior hand-finished products including stunning silk cushions, lampshades, wallpapers, place mats, coasters and wall art as well as a stunning range of luxury scarves.

How and when did you first become interested in design?
I was naturally keen on design, even as a child, being singled out in art lessons with my graphic layouts, designing and building brightly painted furniture from scraps of wood with my brothers. A desire to make something look better has always been there.

How would you describe your style?
Definitely eclectic. Usually lively, full of colour and style.

Where would you say your influences or aspirations came from?
A keen appreciation of photography and graphics, coupled with in interest in philosophy, poetry and calligraphy. But the nature of design means to create afresh and not be led by fashions. Most of my work comes from the heart.

Whose work do you most admire and why?
I’ve always loved the work of Magnum – their books are photographers’ bibles. They make the business of great images look so effortless – not only are they technically perfect, but also more importantly always teach us emotion.

What is the most enjoyable part of your job?
Experimenting with images, text and colour until I’m totally happy with a finished design.

Can you offer any home styling tips?
When you’re looking for new furniture or accessories, only buy what you truly love. That way you’ll still be appreciating it in ten or twenty years’ time. Don’t be led by functionality…. listen to your emotions and don’t worry about matching colours too precisely or buying a whole range of matching furniture. Whether it’s a chair or a salt cellar, you should buy objects that feel special every time you use them.

Browse the Judy Holme range here.

July 13th, 2010

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