Lesley R Stevens - Surface Pattern Designer

DecorqueI am Lesley Rudman Stevens and, with the help of family members I run a small design business called Decorque in Oxfordshire. I design everything from my home studio; including placemats, coasters, art prints, greetings cards, lampshades and cushions - which I actually make myself.

As a textile designer, I started my creative path in the fashion industry, but in the past couple of years I have turned my design focus to pattern design for home accessories and gifts, selling directly to you the customer.

I like to think that I have brought a fresh look to an eco-friendly material - cork. Having my designs printed digitally, with such intricate detail and range of colour, is quite a new concept. Take a look at my video and see how these new decorative accessories can bring a touch of colour to your home.

Design-wise, my signature look is very much a mixed media of subject and pattern, with a fashion edge, an unusual twist, and it is these elements that contribute to the originality of my work in this field of design. One of my most popular ranges are my handcrafted cards.

My Design Portfolio

I have divided my portfolio into nine design categories which you can see by visiting my portfolio.

My Latest Designs

With a strong emphasis on colour I introduced Shop by Colour to simplify your choice; the wide range of subjects have been put into popular design categories. Floral Patterns are the most popular, and with Butterfly Designs and Bird Designs make up the top three.

My creative groups comprise the fashionable Animal Patterns, the Geometric Designs and the Scenic Designs. For pure imagination with a mix of the traditional and the exotic view my Tropical Patterns, Wild Cat Patterms and the Christmas Designs.

Having nine design categories within my portfolio, you will find an extensive collection of original pattern and ideas.


Harrogate Home and Gift

Harrogate Home & Gift July 2014

This year was my first time at the Harrogate Home & Gift show.  For me, it was akin to going home as I was brought up only 16 miles away in a village called Helperby.  It was convenient staying with family for the first few days whilst we decorated the stand; having them help with […]

Happy Easter all!

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Cards I love this Valentine’s Day!

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