Designs By Origin – How We Work

So, what is Designs By Origin and how does our site work? Designs By Origin presents a thoughtfully-curated, evolving edit of smart, destination-inspired design for home & lifestyle from makers in the U.K. and abroad. Products are purchased by you via our website and, for the most part, are despatched direct from our suppliers.

But we are more than just another online marketplace!

We aim to be brand ambassadors for our super-creative designer/makers by inspiring visitors to our site and customers alike with our fresh, modern take on global style. Our regular Journal blogs delve behind the scenes, allowing you to acquaint yourself with what motivates and inspires the people behind the brands. Learn how these talented individuals reimagine cultural motifs and patterns by choosing an innovative colour palette, upscaling or applying their designs to familiar products in a fresh, unexpected way. It’s always fascinating and makes for a more meaningful purchase when there’s a story to relate!

Our Room Scheme Moodboard pages show you how global styles, patterns and colours can be balanced to work in your own home. These ‘room recipes’ will showcase smart ‘go-with’ furniture and homewares from brilliant interiors brands that frame and balance our more decorative designs. ‘Global’ doesn’t have to mean ‘Boho’!

Styling tips and decorating inspiration abound, with articles covering all aspects of ‘bringing the world home’ under our blog categories: Best Of The Rest – an unbiased roundup of the best brands out there for a single product type; and, Home Decorating Ideas – stylish interpretations of global style for your latest decorating project.

Finally, our Travel/Style guides invite you along on our sourcing trips through images and film, as we discover new horizons, track down new artisans and swap breathtaking scenery, market mayhem and city bustle by turns….with humorous anecdotes and travel tips thrown in for good measure. Welcome to our world!