HomeStyleFile talks to Chloe Brookman of Olli Ella
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Hi everyone – today’s Designer Interview is with none other than Chloe Brookman of Olli Ella.

What is Olli Ella about?
Olli Ella is a homewares brand for homebodies like us. We are all about elevating the everyday normal by creating beautiful, ethically-made products for everyday use.

HomeStyleFile talks to Chloe Brookman of Olli Ella
How did you get started?
Olli Ella started in the basement of an art gallery in London, which my sister Olivia and I owned (and still do today). We had an idea to create a line of nursing chairs that were locally made, modern, and stylish – which at the time did not exist. The company grew very quickly, with an office opening in Sydney 18 months later, and a collection which we expanded into homewares, textiles and storage.

HomeStyleFile talks to Chloe Brookman of Olli Ella
What was your inspiration?
How we live and like to exist in our own homes; the idea that function style and affordability are not mutually exclusive.

We wanted to create a line of homewares that were ethically made and are influenced by the places where they are made (for example our Belly Baskets were designed with a nod to the traditional rice baskets used in Vietnam, our bedding was made in a 200 year old mill in England, our jute rugs made by our artisans in India have been made for centuries in this particular region).

HomeStyleFile talks to Chloe Brookman of Olli Ella
What keeps you motivated?
My love of what we do, I adore it and am so proud of Olli Ella, which gets me through the challenges and the tough times, I do it for love 😉

HomeStyleFile talks to Chloe Brookman of Olli Ella
Where do you source your materials?
All around the world

HomeStyleFile talks to Chloe Brookman of Olli Ella
What are the design trends you are seeing emerge for 2016/7?
You’ll see it in our next collection for early 2017 – but this year for us it’s all about returning to the hand-made, a resurgence of the homebody, the bohemian, the craftsman.

HomeStyleFile talks to Chloe Brookman of Olli Ella
What is your favourite piece at the moment?
Our Macrame Bassinet and our new wool round rugs (Paloma and Colombe)

HomeStyleFile talks to Chloe Brookman of Olli Ella

 

 

What is your favourite room in your home?
Our family room (otherwise known as the white room).

HomeStyleFile talks to Chloe Brookman of Olli Ella
What are your plans for your home in 2016?
To finish our backyard, and get plans drawn up to build into our attic as we are currently a family of five sharing a two bedroom home!

Thank you to Chloe for taking the time to spend with us today, You can see more of Olli Ella here

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