Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Florence Broadhurst Prints

You probably have noticed these prints on pretty much everything these days, they are once again back in fashion! This gorgoues style comes in different colours, textures and appears on wallpapers, pillows, manchester, candels, rugs and so much more. You can add it to any interior for an extra chic or a touch of exotic. I have some beautiful varietions for you to have a look at. There is definitely something magicly old fashioned about this prints and the feel that they can created but freshly modern at the same time. You'll be the judge :)

So who is Florence Broadhurst and why this print is named after her.

"Years ahead of her time, the complex, eccentric and talented Florence Broadhurst was born in rural Queensland, Australia in 1899.  By the time of her death in 1977 Broadhurst had lived and worked in Australia, Asia, and England; performed professionally on stage; been befriended by royalty; exhibited her paintings; and started an internationally successful wallpaper company whose success was based upon her own designs.

A multi-talented legend, Broadhurst expressed herself creatively through multiple mediums, platforms and continents around the world.  After winning a singing competition in 1915, Broadhurst started performing in various towns and cities in Queensland.  By the early 1920s, she was performing in India, South-East Asia and China.

After spending more than a decade in the United Kingdom, Broadhurst returned to Australia and settled in Sydney where she started painting enthusiastically and prolifically.  Transforming her creative talent into a business opportunity, she started a revolutionary
wallpaper business in 1959, creating hundreds of unique and luxurious patterns with rich and vibrant colours all perfectly matching her flamboyant personality.  By the mid 1960s, her company monopolised the Australian market and started exporting to America, Peru, Paris, the Middle East and Norway.  She continued to work actively until her death in 1977 at the age of 78. "

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