Fabric Happiness

It is known that the natural world provides a serene environment for human life. This can be explained in a term named ‘biophilia’, describing our innate connection to the natural world. I have designed an interiors collection inspired by the summer garden, with a vision to evoke emotion in the home through nature.
‘Fabric happiness' aims to embody the research of Owen Jones, following the inherent laws of nature, connoting growth and connection to mimic the effects of a garden to the mind. Colour, pattern and structure captures the essence of a Scottish Garden in bloom, with an abstract, fresh and playful feel. The patterns can be traced through the cloth, representing a journey of growth, inspired by the psychological relaxation technique of visualisation. I have experimented with a combination of hand drawn techniques to achieve a variety of marks and surfaces, designed to embody this concept. The varying colour ways aim to achieve differing moods; happiness, calm and hope.
Historically, designers such as William Morris and Josef Frank have set the everlasting trend of florals for interiors. I am inspired by modern day designers such as Bluebellgray and Timorous Beasties who have found success through their own stylisation of this. This collection explores my own unique visual and conceptual interpretation of the floral trend.
Flowers represent fragility and strength, growth and connection. This collection aims to capture the relationship between humans and the natural world, bringing life and happiness into homes.
Mood 1 | 'The Garden in Bloom'
Vibrant florals connoting growth and connection, designed to emote happiness in the home.
Mood 2 | 'Fading Blooms'
A serene and calming collection of fading florals, intertwined and flowing through the cloth.
Mood 3 | 'Inverted Blooms'
A bolder take on the classic floral, offering vibrant hues and contrasting tones in unpredictable compositions.

Team Credits

Eilidh Ferguson

  • Textile Design Graduate


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    Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design


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    Eilidh Ferguson
    Textile Design Graduate