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Simons welcomes the arrival of bluebellgray

2 May 2016
Photo credit: aonach-nevis | Kirsten McNeill

With summer just around the corner, the bluebellgray collection could not be making a better-timed debut. The brand’s signature watercolour graphics will take you to a summery world of colour and artistry.

Photo credit fi-studio

THE ARTIST, DESIGNER AND ENTREPRENEUR BEHIND BLUEBELLGRAY

A graduate of the prestigious Glasgow School of Art, Scottish artist Fiona Douglas created bluebellgray in 2009 as a way to combine her two great loves: painting and textiles. She quickly made a name for herself in interior design circles with her vibrant and assertive style; she has since become renowned for her oversized floral patterns, marked by a modern flavour and pure, lively colours. All of her pieces are made in Europe using high-quality cotton. They are now sold in major stores worldwide, most recently becoming available at Simons.

If my designs can add a little happiness and brightness to someone's day, then they have achieved what I set out to do with bluebellgray.

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SETTING NEW RULES AND TAKING THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

The founder of bluebellgray doesn’t look to trends for inspiration. Instead, she favours a creative process based on following her heart and instinct—whatever comes naturally to her when she is painting. Whether during a stroll through the park or a visit to an art gallery, she draws inspiration from all around her. As a personal challenge, she strives with each collection never to stop pushing the boundaries with her prints in order to deliver creativity and excitement with each new item. If, as many do, you seek out pieces with personality to fill your space, Fiona’s creations are guaranteed to win you over. At bluebellgray, a well-crafted design has the power to make a real difference in people’s lives.

BLUEBELLGRAY COLLECTION

is now available in store at Simons and online at simons.ca