The Monkey Puzzle Tree

Posted by Sarah on May 11, 2018
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The Monkey Puzzle Tree: New Collaboration I have recently started a collaboration with an inspiring company where we are applying some of my designs onto fabulous high-end fabrics as well as wallpapers available exclusively with The Monkey Puzzle Tree. Heres a bit about The Monkey Puzzle Tree: We are a design studio working with artists to create beautiful, innovative fabrics and wall coverings. We create interior products which push aesthetic boundaries through collaborations with independent

Winter is here…

Posted by Sarah on December 11, 2017
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Winter has come and after a walk in the snow covered woods this morning, I finally sit down to write my winter newsletter. I have been busy preparing some hand-printed colour swatch samples ready to send out next year and have been reaching out to interior designers as part of the launch for the animated wallpapers. Since the last newsletter, I have completed the bespoke page and video for the website and I am looking forward to

Erotic Pattern – Wallpapers & Fabric

Posted by Sarah on September 15, 2017
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‘Body Lace’ (2017) Voile fabric available at The Monkey Puzzle Tree.  Erotic Pattern – Wallpapers & Fabrics By Sarah Jane Palmer Erotic pattern design wasn’t something I particularity planned as a career move. It evolved from a billboard commission that naturally evolved into a series of private commissions for hand-printed wallpapers and has continued to grow into a joyful process of creativity. I have always had a passion for designing and creating pattern. As a

Celebrating Life!

Posted by Sarah on June 30, 2017
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Muriel’s Butterfly: Celebrating Life and New ideas ‘What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly’. Richard Bach During the winter months of 2016 Helen Pheby, curator at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park paid a visit to my studio. When she saw the butterflies that are encapsulated into my wallpapers she put me in contact with Martin House Children’s Hospice who were looking to work with an artist to help celebrate their

Botanical Wallpaper – My Inspiration

Posted by Sarah on May 8, 2017
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Botanical Wallpaper – My Inspiration This weekend I attended a workshop at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to get inspiration for new designs of botanical wallpapers. The workshop was led by  Sue Salmon, medical herbalist and Talya Baldwin, botanical artist. At YSP they are really interested in the Art of Wellbeing, and what better way to combine the two than spending a weekend in the beautiful setting of 500 acres of parkland, surrounded by internationally significant

Houzz – Award

Posted by Sarah on April 22, 2017
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Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017. I have been awarded best of Houzz Award 2017. Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Improvement and Design Professionals in the UK and Around the World Sheffield, U.K, February 14th, 2017 – Muriel Design Ltd. of Sheffield has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The newly developed surface pattern, innovative walls and traditionally exclusive hand made wallpaper design

Life cycle of a butterfly

Posted by Sarah on April 10, 2017
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My new ‘Life cycle of a butterfly’ design for wallpaper sample book. Very excited to start printing this in metallic colours in greens and blues.

From Black-and-White to Colour: An Inspiring Trip to Edinburgh.

Posted by Sarah on March 26, 2017
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  From Black-and-White to Colour: An Inspiring Trip to Edinburgh. The Bridget Riley exhibition at the Scottish Museum of Modern Art had only a couple of weeks left so I decided it was time to revisit one of my favourite cities, Edinburgh. Bridget Riley is one of my all time favourite artist. As a very young artist I used oil paints and loved painting portraits, inspired by Rembrandt. I loved the way the eyes are

‘Hanstand’ inspired by Réveillon of Paris.

Posted by Sarah on March 22, 2017
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‘Hanstand’ inspired by Réveillon of Paris. This weeks new commission is for my favourite and rather cheeky design ‘HandStand’, which I originally designed in 2006. Printing this wallpaper for a private client in Germany has been my main focus in the studio this week. It has been a great pleasure to be printing this pattern which is a rather comical erotic spin on a traditional wallpaper pattern found in The Papered Wall – The History,

Guest speaker with Timorous Beasties at Sheffield Hallam University.

Posted by Sarah on October 6, 2016
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I have been invited to be guest speaker with Timorous Beasties at Sheffield Hallam University. So excited and honoured to be asked to talk alongside my design heroes as part of Yorkshire Art Space and The Year of Making starting out talk series.