Are the designs set anywhere specific? Not really. Tanglewood Forest has a more Amazonian, lush, tropical jungle feel, while Walking Trail has a distinctly Highveld aesthetic that wouldn't be uncommon at the bottom of a lush Johannesburg or Durban garden. Mossy Pond and Forest Floor are more universal, so they appeal anywhere in the world.
Does living in an apartment that looks onto a thicket of foliage have anything to do with it? Definitely. I love the escape and allure that tropical greenery offers. It allows me to dream of exotic worlds and undiscovered places, far away from the noise and chaos of city life.
How did you come to work with T&Co and Lemon? I met T&Co’s Tanya (Sturgeon) when I first returned from my studies in London and she planted the seed for a collaboration back then. I love the small boutique nature of T&Co. It feels beautifully curated and selective, allowing a local fabric range to shine amidst incredible imports. I started working with Lemon a while back as their first artist collaboration range under Lemon x Aureum. Tanglewood completes the existing range. As a designer, Lemon offers an amazingly collaborative space where large-scale and professional quality can be achieved locally.
What are you working on right now behind the scenes? An exciting new collaborative venture... Silk, embellishments, accessories - need I say more?
Fabrics available from T&Co and wallpaper from Lemon.