How to design your own carpet collection
I can’t believe the first month of the year is almost over. If you read my newsletter, you know that I’ve hit the ground running and I'm creating a new carpet collection for Spring! Over the years, one of the most asked questions by creatives is “How do you design a collection?”. Here’s a sneak peek inside my design process.
Step 1: I research a subject, typically based on my experiences, and create a Pinterest board of inspiration.
Step 2: I sort through elements that speak to me. I pay close attention to colors, patterns and textures.
Step 3: I begin to sketch. I currently use two design softwares: Pointcarre & Galaincha. I know, I know, I’m giving away some great tips!
Step 4: The last step is to confirm the layout and add color.
Here is our new pattern inspired by the costumes in Trinidad’s carnival. I used the lines/patterns from the costumes as my source of inspiration.
I would love to hear what you think.
- Malene Barnett