Whenever I’m asked what I like to do in my spare time, my answer is always the same: “I like being at home.” I’m a self-confessed homebody … or should I say, home dweller.
After building a home with my husband and young children I wanted to create a living environment for us all that was comfortable, welcoming and inspired creativity. I struggled to find large-scale artworks and decor that weren’t mass produced, but were still affordable and a little different to the norm.
With a background in graphic design and a love of textiles I was inspired to create my own range of quality wall wares that focused on organic shapes, graphic patterns and natural materials. I've since expanded the store's collection to include a diverse range of eclectic homewares and also clothing.
Home Dweller was also inspired by my family’s creative influences. I come from a family of maker's – my grandmother and mother were keen sewers and cooks, and my father was a builder and now an artist. As a child, I loved hearing the gentle hum of my grandmother’s sewing machine, the comforting smell of homemade pasta sauce on the stove and watching my dad as he designed and built something with his hands.
With the launch of Home Dweller, these meaningful influences have combined to create a brand that truly embraces the ethos that there’s no place like home.
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For more, read my feature on The Design Files