Kate Barker – Lime Tree Design

Lavender Fish

Lavender Fish

For me there is no reason why the everyday should not be beautiful. We spend most of our time in the kitchen not in great art galleries. There is huge pleasure in an elegantly designed product that is both functional and beautiful. The things we surround ourselves with should appeal to all the senses especially touch, sight and smell.

My inspiration is wide and varied. It is my mother’s button box and the colours and textures of the vintage clothes she collected. It is the funky ‘60s prints which filled my childhood home and the vintage finds from the jumble sale.  I create a selection of items ranging from cushions & doorstops to bags & lavender bags using a mix of salvaged and vintage materials. I use some designer fabrics and some more work-a-day.