With only two days to go until the first ever Decorfest, I want to share with you one last special Decorfest Designer Spotlight with the super talented Ana Moly, a children’s lifestyle brand that will be exhibiting at the show in Wimbledon on Sunday. Really looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible there and meeting all of the talented exhibitors.  It starts at 10am and runs to 4pm at King’s College School, Southside, Wimbledon SW19 4TT. See you there!



Please tell me a bit about your background and why you do what you do. 

I have always been creative and come from a very artistic family, I studied and began my career in fashion developing prints and graphics, my illustrations have always had a childlike appearance and I developed on this. I wanted to create children’s products that were fun and colourful but not necessarily over designed, the simpler styles can be as appealing to all ages, children and adults.

Where do you live and work and how do you balance the two?

I live and work in London. The city has such energy that inspires you creatively all the time. In regards to work life balance I believe as long as you are happy and not neglecting yourself the joys of life (or a little bit of them) then there is no particular balance, its something that changes all the time. When you enjoy what you do its hard to separate the two.

What or who inspires you?
Inspiration generally comes from my surroundings with a fashion background I work with very on trend styles and colours. And of course children, they are so inventive and carefree, you can draw from them easily and use it as an aspect in your designing.

What is your greatest achievement / what are you most proud of?

Starting this company. I enjoy expanding the brands identity into new products and hope to go further with this as the company develops.

Where’s your most inspirational place, home or away?

I grew up in the countryside and I always return, you can really experience the seasons there, there’s nothing better than a long walk in bracing winds and a log fire. But the city is an exciting place, you get small ideas from many cultures here, styles, trends change so quickly its hugely influential. And although most don’t, I love the summer in London everyone behaves like they are on vacation.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
I like to try not plan too much, and relax, reading is new favourite time out. The new wave of ‘pop ups’ in London are thriving at the moment and I like to sample the different cuisines, products and new ideas that they come up with.

What is your favourite space in your home?

We have a wonderful terrace that is hidden from all, which I escape to and decompress with a culpa.

What is your most treasured belonging?

I have a velvet Captains chair that I treasure the most out of all my belongings, its very unusual and a keep for life.

What is your favourite thing about living in the UK?
The opportunities it offers. We are very supportive country and I think that’s something we should be proud of. Also the countryside and wildlife something I am keen to look after, this echoes in our companies philosophy of only manufacturing in the UK and using certified forests for our papers.

What is your top tip for creating a lovely home?

To put your own personality into it, buy things you like, heritage is a big thing for me, I think its lovely to have items given to you by friends and family that conjure up fond memories. And colour! Not everything has to compliment each other, sometimes I think it works when things clash terribly!

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Whilst the house remains chaos and Christmas now two weeks away, I am helping to calm myself by picturing what the house will look like, once the builders have finished…apparently this will be happening at the end of this week, but I will believe that when I see it! 

These stunning images from Danish design house Tapet Cafe are really helping to lift my spirits. The art deco inspired wallpaper and fabric designs are stunning. Elegant and utterly unique I have my heart set on the above as the look of my bedroom wall and bedside table. 

There is something delightfully decadent about the simplicity of the dark wood against the patterned backdrop, with only scented candles and perfume to decorate the table.



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{Images via Tapet Cafe}

Work is underway at home…that feels like a slight understatement….we now have no roof, no heating, no hot water, no carpet and a layer fine white dust filling the corridors. Leaving my bedroom this morning felt a bit like emerging from the otherside of the wardrobe into Narnia! 

As things are progressing so quickly, I am now faced with making final decisions about the finish and decoration of the house, so have spent a lovely few days browsing through magazines and online looking for inspiration. 

Yesterday I stumbled across this stunning new collection of wallpaper from Juliet Travers – based on a Safari theme, there are beautiful feathers and flamingos in her collection of wildlife inspired prints. Elegant and unique, I am thinking of feathers for the bedroom and flamingos for the downstairs loo!

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Today I would like to introduce you to a gorgeous new brand for little ones called Ana Moly. The aim of the company is to enhance the surroundings of little minds; the playful themes and vibrant colours would add a stylish and fun touch to any childrens bedroom or playroom. From donkeys to geese and fish, the range of characters offer something for all little tastes. Find out more about the company’s philosophy and evergreen attitude on the website where you can also browse all their cool designs and colourways.


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