STEAL THE LIMELIGHT
Stephanie, from Steal the Limelight, has been designing and hand making lampshades, pendant lighting and cushions using gorgeous designer fabrics since 2010.
The preferred fabrics for her designs are printed in Australia, however as she loves anything bright, unusual and sometimes quirky, she searches the world for her fabrics. Thankfully, she doesn’t have to travel far for the wires used in her lighting, and the PET bottles for her new line, as these are all made locally in Sydney.
Recently, Stephanie has been experimenting with fabric made with recycled PET bottles that have been digitally printed in Australia. Through the use of her mother’s beautiful artworks, these will soon be turned into cushions and lampshades and have been printed onto luxurious Linen (280 g/m²) paper. These will be available for purchase shortly.
One of Stephanie's bright and eye-catching creations will steal the Limelight in any of your rooms!
DESIGNER + MADE IN
Balgowlah Heights, New South Wales
Where do you get your inspiration?
"I have an eye for colour. Any beautiful fabric that catches my eye, just cries out to be made into something that will give you great pleasure. I seem to have an affinity to birds and flowers and can't wait to see Mum’s artwork on my cushions."
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"I have so many favourites. I get so much pleasure popping finished items on the workbench and just looking at them. I would have to say that cushions and lampshades made with Sparkk Flamingo fabric are up there with my most favourite finished products. Anything with a peacock also catches my eye!"
What is your favourite material to work with?
"My favourite material to work with is Florence Broadhurst fabrics as they are quite heavy and very easy to roll the edges, particularly on a lampshade."
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"At the moment it is cushions, cards and lampshades covered in Mum’s art. Next I would like to try designing and making wooden lighting."
Describe your products in three words...
"Bright. Quirky. Fun."
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