Kate & The Ink

Having launched the Interior Design Toolkit, I have a new fascination and interest in product and stationery design and designers and actively seek them out to try and learn from them. I was delighted to come across the lovely Kate Dowling, an Edinburgh based designer, with her own stationery company Kate & The Ink with a customer base far and wide. I wanted to find out more about her.

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A beautiful home

Every now and then you walk into someone’s home and the beauty of it just takes your breath away!

I remember as a young child me and my mum discussing this - we were visiting some posh friends and we felt as if we were being wafted into another world. On the way home my mum said - why is their house so much nicer than ours? ‘Fitted carpets’ I wisely replied - I must have been about 12! And yes, fitted carpets are great - unless you have a dog of course, or a cat, or a child… I am now a bit older than 12 and I create features for interiors magazines and have been for a long time, with my husband, the photographer Douglas Gibb and we are still having the same conversation - why are some homes so special?

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