De­signs on best way of greet­ing peo­ple BRIGHT IDEAS: with Claire Hornby

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KATE Hol­l­i­day’s Sal­taire-based de­sign stu­dio Sun­light on Closed Lids spe­cialises in art prints and greet­ings cards. Her bold hand­drawn il­lus­tra­tion com­bines with vin­tage in­spired pat­terns to form bright, whim­si­cal scenes.

“For as long as I can re­mem­ber I have en­joyed de­sign­ing and mak­ing sta­tionery for friends and fam­ily,” says Kate, who stud­ied art and tex­tiles at school be­fore grad­u­at­ing with a BA (hons) in Fine Art. “Through­out the course I was able to ex­per­i­ment with a va­ri­ety of meth­ods, my favourites be­ing il­lus­tra­tion, pho­tog­ra­phy, screen­print­ing and tex­tiles.

“But it wasn’t un­til two years af­ter my de­gree that I re­alised I could com­bine all the things I loved to cre­ate a vi­able busi­ness of my own.

“In­spi­ra­tion comes from land­scapes, mu­sic, flow­ers, birds, es­pe­cially owls, the smell and sight of books, the moment be­fore you step on the snow, and sun­light on closed lids.”

Kate’s prod­ucts are all pro­duced in the UK and are on board man­u­fac­tured in the Lake District.

For more de­tails visit: www. sun­lighton­clos­edlids.co.uk. NEW Year is a time for mak­ing res­o­lu­tions and, usu­ally, re­vert­ing to our old ways as soon as we hit the sec­ond week of Jan­uary. So this year, to help you stick to your good in­ten­tions, try re­volv­ing your res­o­lu­tions around your home in­stead of you – there’s much less pres­sure and its harder to be led astray.

It is very much a case of out with the old and in with the new. Give your skirt­ing boards a quick lick of paint to give a room a lift, adding some colour and vi­brancy with­out spend­ing days re­dec­o­rat­ing.

Of course, ac­ces­soris­ing your home with fur­nish­ings in chic colours and tex­tures is a vi­tal piece of the new-look puz­zle. Barker and Stone­house’s wooden sun­flower clock will add a touch of el­e­gance to any room.

Cre­ate a warm­ing, am­ber glow with our Fly Pen­dant Light in or­ange, spe­cially shaped in a trans­par­ent bub­ble and cut-off just be­low the hemi­sphere, to ra­di­ate light in a sooth­ing glim­mer.

We tend to fo­cus on our main liv­ing ar­eas when giv­ing our home a makeover, but Barker and Stone­house has the ideal so­lu­tion for giv­ing your bed­room a fresh, spring feel.

We love our cush­ion and throw in Flower Har­mony print, a gor­geous mix­ture of ori­en­tal flo­ral and ging­ham print, which will add a splash of colour and give an in­stant bright and airy glow.

So, now you have no ex­cuse to not make your New Year’s res­o­lu­tion all about your home.

Claire Hornby is cre­ative stylist at Barker and Stone­house. For more de­sign ideas visit www.barkerand­stone­house.co.uk

LIGHT FAN­TAS­TIC: The Fly Pen­dant Light in orange, top, and the Flower Har­mony quilt will en­hance any bed­room.

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