“Nature makes people happy – I want my work to be part of making homes beautiful.”
Swedish born Camilla Meijer, was working as a print designer in London when she decided she wanted to set up her own business. Taking inspiration from England’s parks and gardens, she set about drawing and screen-printed some patterns to pilot at a London design show. Her unique illustrative style, which captures the magic of British wildlife and botanics, won her high praise, and Camilla was advised to contact The Prince’s Trust.
Knowing she needed guidance and funding to help gain exposure for her work, she wasted no time in getting in touch.
“In this industry you have to push yourself to get your designs out there and noticed. There’s no time to be shy, you just have to go for it – I went to The Prince’s Trust for help getting my business started and used the funding they gave me to market my designs and get my business off the ground.”
Camilla hasn’t stopped since. She has gone on to build an award-winning brand that’s become known for its intricate hand-drawn nature-inspired designs. She transfers each pattern by hand onto a range of mediums for the home, including wallpaper, cushions and notebooks.
“I know I’m only at the beginning of my journey and that I’ve got a long way to go, but I’m so grateful to The Prince’s Trust for helping get this far already.”
To date, Camilla’s work has been featured in Design Week and numerous luxury home magazines. Her work is sought after in the US too, where she is currently licensing out her patterns. Camilla soon hopes to generate enough funds to set up a formal production line which will allow her to take her design business even further.