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Ruth Holly – Nature Inspired Designs – Meet The Designer

September 27, 2019
Ruth Holly- Nature Inspired Homewares - Meet The Designer

Having myself recently moved to the coast, today’s Meet The Designer couldn’t be more appropriate. Ruth Holly is a surface designer with a passion for our natural surroundings. Her trademark organic markings and earthy palettes sit beautifully with both traditional and contemporary home settings. And then there is Ruth’s latest transition into wearables that means you never have to leave home without one of her beautiful unique designs.

Ruth Holly- Nature Inspired Homewares – Meet The Designer

Ruth Holly is a surface designer with a passion for our natural surroundings. Her trademark organic markings and earthy palettes sit beautifully with both traditional and contemporary home settings.

As with any independent creator, there is more to a design piece than meets the eye. There’s a story to be told and shared. And often the journey to their creativity is one that will ensure that their work is cherished for years to come rather than the fast must have latest trends that are but a passing phase. Ruth’s design journey is one such story that I hope you’ll enjoy as much as you’ll love discovering her raw organic graphic designs.

About Ruth Holly

Ruth Holly is a surface designer with a passion for our natural surroundings. Her trademark organic markings and earthy palettes sit beautifully with both traditional and contemporary home settings.
My aim is to create a thoughtful & tactile collection, that will inspire the viewer to look longer & deeper at nature’s raw beauty, whether worn and weary, there is treasure to be found everywhere.

Childhood memories can shape the way we grow into adults as well as how we perceive the world around us. They leave lasting markers that can provide us with inherent loves and interests that stay with us for life. It comes as no surprise that Ruth’s adoration for nature was instilled by her parent’s love of the outdoors. Memories such as watching her mum wander a beach with a camera, endlessly trying to capture the crest of a wave to being taught all the names of flowers and trees that they encountered on their woodland walks. Her father’s ability to craft and develop innovative ideas by hand also influenced her creativity. These meaningful memories captured Ruth as a child and have intertwined and shaped her world into a successful creative today.

Ruth has an impressive background in a whole array of design practices and qualifications. From illustration, graphic design, fine art, and ceramics. With over 10 years of experience designing for commercial companies it is no surprise that Ruth Holly was born from her passion and creativity.

The Perfect Setting

Ruth Holly designs limited edition wearables such as this scarf which encompass earthy tones, patterns and organic markings from nature itself.

Based in West Yorkshire, near the South Pennines, Ruth’s home studio is perfectly located. Originally from Lancashire, she set up home in 2014 in this wild and occasionally wuthering landscape where Yorkshire and Lancashire collide. 

There is no strict method to my work; it is quite an organic process and I can find inspiration anywhere!

Ruth Holly

Ruth Holly designs home accessories such as this table runner which encompass earthy tones, patterns and organic markings from nature itself.
Signature Textured Table Runner – Ruth Holly

It’s no surprise that the unfolding eclectic scenery of steep-sided valleys, moorland, canals, reservoirs, and gritty towns beholds inspiration for Ruth. In contrast, her clean white studio provides a balance to her organic raw designs. A place to create and clear the mind.

Ruth Holly – Nature Inspired Homewares

Ruth Holly designs home accessories such as these t-towels which encompass earthy tones, patterns and organic markings from nature itself.
Signature Textured Cotton Tea Towel – ‘Breeze’  – Ruth Holly

There’s more than just the decorative to Ruth’s work. The intensity of her love for the organic and raw details of natural elements are there to be enjoyed and relished. Her passion shines through with every detail, providing a deeper meaningful projection of the world around us.

It’s very important to me as a designer to develop something that will create a stir in the viewer; it’s fantastic to really connect with the customer.

Ruth Holly

Design Process…

Ruth Holly designs limited edition wearables such as this scarf which encompass earthy tones, patterns and organic markings from nature itself.
Wool Scarf, Limited edition, – ‘Monochrome’  – Ruth Holly

Ruth’s design process starts with a creative eye. Using traditional photography to capture textures and patterns found outdoors. These images are then combined using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop where she plays with colour balance and scale. Each design is digitally printed onto a mixture of cotton and linens.

Raw, Bold & Graphic

Ruth Holly designs home accessories such as this cushion cover which encompass earthy tones, patterns and organic markings from nature itself.
Painted Wood Texture, Large Cushion Cover – Ruth Holly

Earthy tones, patterns and organic markings are all part of Ruth’s unique aesethetic when it comes to her designs. Finding beauty from the natural world where most might walk past. Ruth’s inspiration for her work comes from her ability to see deeper into the realms of nature itself. Each source of inspiration brought alive through her expert creative skills.

Two collections that encompass Ruth’s creativity are Aspect and Signature. Aspect is coastal inspired offering an air of tranquility through the use of blue hues and soft pinks. Whereas her Signature designs project the raw organic patina from the natural world.

Ruth Holly designs home accessories such as these t-towels which encompass earthy tones, patterns and organic markings from nature itself.
Aspect & Signature Collection Tea Towels – Ruth Holly

It is an innate feeling inside me to discover something overlooked and possibly worn away; give it the attention and the time it deserves; highlight its beauty and give it a practical use.

Ruth Holly

Ruth Holly designs home accessories such as these cushions which encompass earthy tones, patterns and organic markings from nature itself.
Aspect Cushions – Ruth Holly

Whether it be the natural weathering of rock faces, tidal patterns on the beach or the decomposition on a cast-iron staircase left open to the elements, Ruth seeks inspiration where most would not.

Ruth Holly designs limited edition wearables such as this scarf which encompass earthy tones, patterns and organic markings from nature itself.
Blue Wool Scarf, Limited edition, – ‘Breeze’ – Ruth Holly

Ruth describes her aesthetic as raw, bold and graphic and it’s easy to relate to when it comes to her designs.

One thing that always shines through is my love of layers and any surface pattern with depth and interest. My style is raw, graphic and bold.

Ruth Holly

On A Final Note…

Ruth Holly designs home accessories  which encompass earthy tones, patterns and organic markings from nature itself.

Owning a design created by Ruth is so much more than the aesthetic or purposeful qualities that we seek. You are buying into a designers world, her childhood memories, and dreams that have formed into an intricate piece of their being. Individual artists and creatives provide more than the latest trends. There’s a more meaningful and deeper connection when buying a unique and individual design. It is an investment on so many levels not only to you the beholder but that of the creator.

You can find Ruth’s full range of beautiful designs by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by to read today’s feature, Ruth Holly- Nature Inspired Homewares – Meet The Designer. Until next time…

Maria xx

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