A Little About Me

DecorqueI am Lesley Rudman Stevens and, with the help of family members I run a small 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 the home accessories and gift markets.

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.

Design-wise, my signature look is very much a mixed media of subject and pattern, with a fashion edge. In the past all my designs were hand-painted. Having embraced new technology, I now use Photoshop and Illustrator combined with the hand-painted across all my collection.

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Cards I love this Valentine’s Day!

St.Valentine’s Day on February 14th is acknowledged around the world. We cannot fail to notice the shops are full of red, and the red heart has become a symbol to express our declaration of Love! Although it has religious connotations, the 14th first became associated with love in the 18th century, when ‘courtly love’ flourished […]

Top Drawer as a visitor!

Last weekend a few of us visited the Top Drawer, Home and Craft exhibition at Earl’s Court. It’s the first time that a Craft section had been part of the show, so it was interesting to see how the dynamic of the exhibition might change and how the shows would now be split up! What […]

Christmas Fairs

To get in the Christmas spirit why not visit a local Christmas Fair? If you are looking for something not available on the high street individually designed with a personal touch you’ll find a great choice. We have had the pleasure of exhibiting at a couple of such fairs locally. The first was held at […]