Saturday, 31 December 2011

Duck Egg hatching in the New Year!

Duck Egg was always a passion of mine; I just hadn't realised it! I wanted to combine a love for bunting, polka dots and all things quintessentially from the English countryside  with my love for practical art and design and my knowledge of history of art. Then we were enormously blessed with the arrival of a bundle of pure fun and energy! He got me thinking! How could my role as a mother work with my ideas and influence my designs? I realised that my designs had to work with family life and as an outnumbered female I wanted to use fabrics in our house that were vintage, pretty and yet unisex. I also wanted to find a one stop shop that sold furniture, fabrics and vintage finds that complemented the shabby chic look without being too matchy-matchy and with a fresh, seaside feel and so we are incubating Duck Egg! We are keeping the website warm and snug and refining a few ideas and hoping to launch in the early New Year!

I am out and about sourcing furniture to restore and paint, putting the finishing touches to our design and working on the fun part of choosing our colour palette.

Here are our inspirations for interiors for the New Year. In 2012 we will be thinking about...

 The huge skies and soft hues of the Norfolk coastline


 The pinks and ochres next to the watery blues of the Venetian skyline...


The bright colours and bold shapes of Burano...


Lavenders, soft stone and whispering olive leaves of Southern France

Friday, 30 December 2011

The Duck Egg Diary Begins!

Duck Egg has yet to hatch, but we are close to the start line and chomping at the bit! After years of laguidly planning Duck Egg is coming to fruition! A new home, a new addition to the family and a new business- what a year!