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Claire Murray Has Fallen In Love With Discovering Designers In Provence

I was over the moon with the Yorkshire surface pattern designer, Claire Murray when she agreed to come and showcase at my first ever Discovering Designers event in Aix en Provence. Her hand-illustrated nature inspired wallpapers, lustrous cushions and striking lampshades looked so at home at the 18th century Manor House, Hotel de Gallifet.


Read and see how the wonderful Claire Murray summed her inspirational weekend… You are more than welcome to come back any time Claire… xx


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Heart Home Magazine New Designer 2014
UK Trade & Industry Delegate, British Embassy, Paris. April 2014

Friday, 12 June 2015

Provence in June ahhh!


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A detail from the banner outside..
I had THE best time at the Discovering Designers event in Provence last weekend!  The Hotel de Gallifet is such a beautiful setting in which to show your work – impossibly high ceilings (the devil to hang wallpaper from!), elegant cornicing, intricate ironwork, a delightful courtyard (well-used by the designers for al fresco dining in the evenings!) and plenty of sun!
The designers turned out to be the most delightful bunch of creatives I’ve had the pleasure to exhibit alongside, and the whole event, though hard work in many respects, had a great atmosphere and was a lot of fun.

Samantha Mureau, our super talented organiser did a fantastic job and I’m already looking forward to doing it all again next year!

Here are some of my highlights…

The setting was elegant and very charming
Our generous host Nicholas
The courtyard
Gorgeous Portuguese designs from Aldeco

My wallpaper bunting and lovely prints by Baleine Rouge
Beth Lewis-Williams amazing lights
My stand!
The very lovely Claire de Quenetain


My lampshade in the sun
Pared down furniture design byAlex
Two lovelies from Bluebellgray
My silk cushions
Loved meeting the Etoile team with their collection of prints
Myall cushion and byAlex chair
Jacqueline Siefert pattern design – lovely stuff!
My wallpapers looked lovely in the Provencal light
So enjoyed being next-door to Cecile from Hermitage Studio
Can’t resist an old French door!

One Response to “Claire Murray Has Fallen In Love With Discovering Designers In Provence”

  1. Claire Murray

    Thank you Sam and Nicholas for organising the very first Discovering Designers event in Aix! I hope it grows from strength to strength and wish you lots of luck for future events! Thanks for having me – it was very inspiring! xx


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