Secret Garden

This concept immediately reminded me of the movie “The Secret Garden”! A great movie with two kids who find a secret garden near their home castle and spend as much time there as possible.

They discover all kinds of plants and flowers and find their peace and fun in a time they don’t have to much to laugh about. A difficult time in which they search for peace and warmth and find it with each other and in the secret garden. This feeling of happiness and warmth I wanted to put in to my designs!

In the movie this garden also has healing powers. It’s completely alive and all the beautiful flowers are everywhere and have all kinds of colours and shapes. The movie shows also a lot of different sorts of light. From very warm & dark in the castle, to very fresh & light in the garden!

It inspired me to try to capture all these colours with coming autumn in mind. In my search of colours I spend some time at the website of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

It is there I found a famous paining with a pallet of colours I was looking for! The painting is called “Stilleven met bloemen in een glazen vaas,  painted by Jan Davidsz. de Heem, 1650 – 1683.


I selected the bright colours and the pastels which together give a warm and open pallet for this concept. I started drawing. Birds, butterflies, flowers and different sorts of shapes like hexagon, circles and abstract butterflies.

Enjoy The secret!

Clients I had in mind designing this collection for love a lot of different styles for their home and decor. Fresh, Scandinavian, but also a lot of warm colours in some of their objects, like pillows and outdoor products. A very big part of their kitchen collection is designed with a 70ties twist.

For the two main designs I focussed on the garden aspect. I wanted to literally design with “a secret” in mind. The more you look, the more you find! Drawings, photos, painted parts, everything is in there. For some of the other designs I have implemented the 70ties feeling. Others are more abstract.

All designed for home & decor like pillows, wallpaper, duvets, blanket, seat cushion and so on.

Enjoy The Secret!


A few pillows from the collection!

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