Owner of Love From Friday, Jane Hudson, is based in Wellington, but she sources her quality fabric from all around the world, designing and making all the products herself. Like me, Jane is addicted to colour and pattern, and believes in creating beautiful bedrooms that children will adore. I chatted to Jane recently and found out a little bit more about how Love From Friday came about.
You recently completed a Diploma in Interior Design & Decorating. Can you tell us about your background before that?
I completed a Psychology degree at Canterbury University. I've worked in recruitment and event management in both New Zealand and the UK, where I based myself in London and spent three years working and travelling. For a number of years I considered enrolling in a course related to either interior design or graphic design. Then a few years after returning to New Zealand, I decided to stop thinking and start studying, so I enrolled in an interior design course. Around the same time, my husband and I also decided to start a family, and I am now the very lucky mum to two gorgeous kids - Hannah who is four, and Max who's two. Taking maternity leave gave me time to reflect on what I wanted out of my career and I decided that I wanted more than just a job, I wanted a passion. After considering a number of options, Love from Friday was born…..my third baby.
What made you decide to make childrens' bedlinen?
There are businesses that make some gorgeous kids bedlinen in New Zealand, but I felt that I could add something more to the industry with my own brand and my own style. I have a passion for colour and fabric and pattern. I love the idea of kids’ bedrooms being fun and inspiring spaces. A few key pieces in a bedroom can make the whole space come alive. My own kids’ rooms are what I would describe as ‘works in progress’ but they are definitely full of colour and pattern and the walls are plastered with lots of their fabulous art work. I want them to feel proud of their bedrooms and I want to them to love spending time in them.
What can we expect from Love From Friday in the future?
Firstly I want to expand our range of kids’ bedlinen and add more products to our offering.
I love the idea of eventually doing some of my own fabric designs, maybe using screen printing. And I would like to explore other options beyond children’s bedrooms, that are also close to my heart. In particular, products for children’s arts and crafts, and kids parties.
As well as single and king-single duvet covers and pillowcases, Jane has a range of gorgeous cushion covers...
A selection of adorable cot duvet covers...
And super cute bunting...
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I, for one, can't wait to see what Jane comes up with next.