Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Blog swap - Decorque

I'm really excited to take part in my first blog swap with the wonderful Decorque. I could write loads about their gorgeous work but probably best I leave it to Harriet to introduce the family-run business and some examples of their beautiful work. Be sure to check out all their links at the bottom of the post and follow them on twitter and pinterest... enjoy!

Hello, this is Harriet R Stevens – designer and head of social media at Decorque. Firstly we would like to say a huge Thank You to Faye for having us on her blog and agreeing to a series of contributor posts & blog swaps with us, on all things creative! Looking forward to plenty more exciting posts!

So I guess you are all wondering who we are and what Decorque is all about? Well here’s a little bit our business and what inspires us!

Decorque is a family-run business which launched in September 2012 – 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.

Decorque aims to bring new, different products to the market, such as our Cork placemat & coaster ranges. We digitally print our designs onto the eco-friendly, premium cork surface to create hard wearing, heat resistant, and practical yet warm & beautiful decorative items for the home. Bet you haven’t seen anything like this range before!?

We turn this……into this!

Alongside these, we also take our designs onto opaline plastic placemats, art prints, greetings cards & tags, and we are now expanding into coordinating office products and have just launched a limited edition handcrafted card range which is available now!

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!

We have been working hard over the last few months to build our brand awareness and will continue to expand our ranges into 2013. 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.

We currently sell on our website, through etsy and folksy as well as partaking in offline craft, gift & art fairs in our local area. We will be looking to expand our outlets over the next year or so, and welcome any creative & licensing opportunities.

If you fancy a creative read, please do visit our successful blog – covering all creative topics as well as features and introductory posts by other designers, like the hugely talented Faye whose post is live now!


Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/Decorque
Folksy http://folksy.com/shops/Decorque

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