The brief for this pattern was ‘Eclectic Heirloom’. I created a mood board after mind mapping my ideas and I kept coming back to travel. Old maps, globes, tiles and nature. I wanted to make the pattern more appealing to a contemporary home so although I stuck to my original mood board colours, I added three brighter colours to make the pattern feel more modern. I’ve always loved maps and globes so I thought it would make a nice feature as a background. I added some gold glitter in keeping with the rest of the quirky design. The colours I’d chosen reminded me of India (not that I’ve ever been) so I used a tiger as the main feature. I tiled the pattern using a half drop repeat to make it appear to be tiles from a distance.