is a London-based illustrator with a love of printmaking and drawing by hand. Debbie’s recent projects include a Jamie Oliver kids’ cooking range, Carluccio’s restaurant and Walker touch-and-feel baby books, in addition to having just finished writing a children’s book. She lives in a two-bedroom Victorian townhouse in London’s East End that she shares with her boyfriend. While most of their furniture is thrifted or handed down from family, they both share a love for simple, functional pieces with a Craftsman quality. You can see more of Debbie’s home , and her work , and on her . Thanks, Debbie! And a huge thank you to for the photographs! —
Image above: This is the view into our bedroom, which is tiny! We just about fit our bed and a chest of drawers in. The Welsh throw on the bed was found in a Salvation Army in Staten Island for $3. The pillow cases were my grandma’s and have a cool Egyptian print on them. The great light from the huge window, and a relatively small amount of furniture, make this the most rela room in the apartment.
Image above: This shelf is in our studio. I use it to hold all of my found objects and small bits that I find inspiring, so I can look at them daily. The small black sculpture was crafted by my dad from Dorset shale and is my continuous profile — our take on the famous sculpture of Mussolini’s profile, “Profilo contino del Duce.” The moon calendar is from The .
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Image above: Our living room. The wooden chair is a hand-me-down; it was given to my grandma by a friend in New York. When my family moved to England, they took the chair with them and now it lives with me in London. I have no idea who made it, and I would love to find out one day! We use the original wooden shutters instead of curtains in our great bay window.
Image above: This is our messy shelving in the studio. Our apartment has no built-in storage, so we have to fit everything into limited space. The shelves hold books, files, photo albums, a projector, records . . . all sorts of things! On the top shelf, you can see a pottery turntable, a 2009 calendar, a framed painting and a basket holding all kinds of papers.