Introducing Elizabeth Ockford
Elizabeth's story and the history of the brand
“My creative style has always been a mixture of old and new. I’m excited by the freshness of new designs and techniques but I’m also inspired by the nostalgia of archived illustrations, antique fabrics, and vintage artefacts.
Textures, colourful things, and metallics always catch my eye and this comes through in my work. Although it would be difficult to pigeon-hole my work into a single category, colour is a constant, key presence in all of my designs. I embrace colour in all its forms and I’m endlessly fascinated by the feelings and emotions that colour can evoke.
Ultimately, I design with the aim of evoking joy, raising a smile, creating a mood.“
– Elizabeth Ockford
Elizabeth’s creative talent and passion for colour, pattern, and form saw her study textile design at the Chelsea School of Art before beginning her career, creating fabrics and wallpapers for the fashion and interiors industries.
After 13 years at one of the most prestigious and well established brands in the world of interiors, latterly as Design Director, Elizabeth left London in 2004 to study fine art and print.
After completing her MA, Elizabeth launched her own creative studio in Sussex where she worked as a fine artist on commissions for both art and interiors clients, in addition to freelancing as a textiles and wallcovering designer.
In 2015 Elizabeth first began designing wallpapers under the Elizabeth Ockford brand and in November 2019 the company Elizabeth Ockford Ltd was formed.
Having settled in the charming village of Lindfield in Sussex, Elizabeth happily combines family life with her design work.
Bringing together many years of experience in wallpaper design and print, our small and highly creative team formed in the autumn of 2019 to produce collections under the Elizabeth Ockford Ltd brand.
With inspiring moodboards and music, paint palettes alongside computers, a modified digital printer, and our beloved office dogs – Rocket and Baxter – our light and friendly Sussex studio is a hive of multi-media activity, buzzing with collaborative energy and vibrant colour.
As well as selling through retail stores and online, we offer a bespoke colour, design, and print service to the trade.
With a commitment to sustainability and the aim of reducing our impact on the environment, we print all of our new collections to order, using eco-friendly water-based inks and FSC-certified substrates.
Elizabeth launched her debut collection of distinctive wallpapers, The Islands, in 2020.
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