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Introducing you to the industries freshest designers and discovering what inspires the newest names in interior design. We look to uncover what makes our designers’ tick, the artists that inspire them, the materials they work with and the trends they love.

Pick up design hints and tips or get up to date with what’s hot right now, and how you should be styling you home. Here at The Origin of Design, we look to support new designers, to provide you with an exciting insight in what it takes to become a designer, and how to immerse yourself and your home in fabulous interiors.

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Furnish Your Home For Summer

April 14th, 2015 by

Brighten Your Home Open the doors to your home, crack the windows, Spring is in the air and Summer is almost here. Time to shake off those long winter nights and prepare your living space for a bright summer. The best way to embrace the change in seasons is to adapt your surrounding to suit…. Read more

Calling All Budding British Textile Design Talent

January 5th, 2016 by

Giving the freshest talent in textile design a platform to launch their career, The Origin of Design is looking for their class of 2016. At ‘The Origin Of Design’ we have one main objective; to find, work with and promote Britain’s newest design talent. We work with talented designers at the start of their career… Read more

Mel Smith – Design Style

April 20th, 2015 by

I have a great number of inspirations, you only need to look at my 52 (yes, 52) Pinterest boards to see. It was whilst at college that I realised I wanted to work in surface pattern design, and could not wait to start my degree course soon after. And it was here that I was… Read more

5 Tips For Rented Spaces

April 15th, 2015 by

Making a Rented Apartment Your Own I would like to dispel the myths that you can’t make a rented property feel homely. Using a few of the following tips, I hope those of you struggling to make a flat a home may easily be able to turn that pad into ‘your place’. Lighting Lighting matters. Think… Read more

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Work In Progress

April 14th, 2015 by

Gathering Inspiration For this range, I gathered a number of images which were really interesting to me, then made a collection of mood boards so I could identify areas of interest. I looked at artists Sol LeWitt (see Amy’s blog post exploring this) and Calum Innes, as their work incorporates geometric shapes and linear aspects, which… Read more

Washington Project

March 18th, 2015 by

Using Inspiration Taken From Travel I love to create my designs based on travel, so when visiting Washington DC I couldn’t wait to jump into designing surface patterns from all the inspiration that I had gathered. When creating this collection I focused mainly on extracting small details from my photography, I also found myself being drawn to arch shaped… Read more

Introducing Danielle Vaughan

March 17th, 2015 by

A Career In Art & Design I have always had a true passion about Art and Design even from a young age, but it was not until I was studying for my GCSE’s I truly realised that I wanted to fully pursue something I loved so much as a career. High School I studied Art… Read more

Photographing Ideas

March 17th, 2015 by

Capturing Inspiration Through Photography In this second blog, I thought I’d look at the types of things that I capture through my camera and take my interest while I am out and about walking. I am always on the lookout for new design inspiration and usually while walking from A to B, I might find… Read more

Linear Patterns

March 11th, 2015 by

Design Inspiration By Amy Gair In my profile I have mentioned a couple of artists that inspire me, so I thought I would talk a little more about this here. As I specialised in woven textiles at University, artists that base their work around geometric shapes and linear patterns or qualities became really interesting to me. They… Read more

Travel and Interiors

March 10th, 2015 by

Travel Inspiration Travel and interiors are two of my greatest passions. So, naturally I like to combine the two. Whenever I travel I like to look at the world around me in great detail. What lifestyle do the locals live, what is the personality of the community around me, and most of all, how is… Read more