05 March 2013

design done right: leah duncan

Good design is hard to come by and that is why the series Design Done Right exists. The purpose of this series is to expose lesser-known designers, as well as showcase some of the more well-known ones because they are just that good. From paper goods to art prints, web design and typography - we embrace the method to the madness (seriously, have you met a designer?) and wholeheartedly encourage it to continue.

We have a soft spot for folk art-meets-modern design, something that is becoming increasingly popular. One of our favorite designers of this style is Leah Duncan. While scouring the web for decorative tea towels some months ago her name began cropping up. A little further research led to the discovery of her blog and shop. Her work has a very distinct look and feel, inspired by both her location and heritage.

Art print, pillows, scarves - Leah Duncan offers a little bit of everything and we want it all! We recently learned that her lovely designs in soft, delicate color palettes are not only offered via handmade and boutique shops, but some products are distributed by Target and Urban Outfitters, making her work even more widely accessible.

 (click through each image to view in the shop)

All images were obtained from the shop, we do not own these images.

Do you have an favorite designers or artist that fit in this style category? Please share in the comments section below, we would love to check them out!


  1. These are lovely!
    Jillian- PS if you have a moment, I'd love to invite you to the giveaway we're hosting for a $50.00 giftcard from Shabby Apple!

  2. Visiting from the GFC blog hop. Now following via GFC and Twitter. Thanks so much!