Florence Broadhurst

24th August 2010

Today I have been totally inspired by these beautiful prints by Florence Broadhurst. She was a flamboyant and eccentric Australian designer specialising in hand printed wall papers and wall coverings.

By the time of her death in 1977 Florence Broadhurst had lived and worked in Australia, Asia, and England; performed professionally on stage; been befriended by royalty; exhibited her paintings; and started an internationally successful wallpaper company whose success was based upon her own designs. She also found time to run a trucking company, start up a dress salon, play marbles with a strong competitive streak and agitate for women’s rights.

Here is a selection of her prints which I think are just delightful and endearing and which I feel portray her extraordinary life and show that she truly was a woman ahead of her time.

 Images from At Casa.

1 Comment

  1. Meera@firstsense

    24th August 2010 at 9:31 am

    What an inspiring woman! And stunning designs!

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