If soft furnishings and stylish abodes are your jam, then you wont want to miss new stall Seven Seas Home at TVM Paradise Point this Sunday.
Read on to meet designer Kelly Taylor and find out more about Seven Seas Home.
Keep your eyes peeled for a sweet little giveaway coming up where we have teamed up with Kelly to giveaway a floor cushion/bean bag valued at $160! Make sure you're following us on Instagram at @thevillagemarketsgc
Tell us about how and when your label was created?
Early in 2015 I started Seven Seas, as I have a love for fabrics and textiles and was studying Interior Design so I joined my two passions together. A trip to India to source fabric and learn how to block print was the real start. It it all came together from there.
What pieces are included within your range?
Bean bags and floor cushion. I also sell fabric by the meter.
What is your creative background?
I have been sewing and creating from a young age, however seven years working in the fashion industry with product development and design has given me the skills that I need for Seven Seas.
Where is the label designed and made?
Designed at home, in my room but made in India. I was over in India last year sourcing fabrics and getting samples made up.
What inspires you?
Colour, pattern, textures, textiles... if I could have a room of fabric I would! I collect fabrics I like, end rolls and vintage textiles.
Latest collection consists of?
Ahoy is my first full collection with nine styles across three shapes. These are not your standard bean bag shapes, they are super comfortable and look great in homes.
What's on your mood board?
Interiors, beach shacks, cuttings of fabrics, pom poms and tassles
What’s your creative space like?
Normally a pin board is mounted above my desk so I can constantly pin ideas and images up. I have just relocated (2 weeks ago) to the Byron area and I'm yet to move into a place but I hope to have a whole room I can fit out with bean bags for product testing. Box’s or buckets of fabric cuttings and rolls of fabrics, along with a sewing machine for custom/small orders.
What music do you listen to while designing/creating?
Constantly running Spotify, currently on a Paul Simon radio.
A day in the life of you consists of?
When I'm not working my 9-5, it starts with a surf, coffee, breakfast, stroll around maybe a quick yoga stretch. I love going to markets myself in my space time when I'm not trading at them. I'm forever checking emails and social media to keep tabs on things. I like to get outdoors as much as I can (activities, activities, activities) and love finishing the day off with a good feed and a beer!
Trendland, Yellowtrace, Artichoke
What are we likely to find you wearing on market day?
Overalls and big pockets are a must to keep all my valuables, as I'm always strolling around speaking to customers and neighbours.
What can we expect from you in 2016 and beyond?
I have just released in the last week my new collection, so I'm excited to show it to a new audience.
From what I have seen online and talking to people, the quality of stalls, their creatives, the size of the market, the live music on the day and the location are really appealing to me.