I have always had a passion for design and beautiful fabrics. When my daughter was born I had hung a pair of curtains in her bedroom and couldn't find any coordinating lampshades so I decided to make one. I found lampshade making quite addictive so I made several more to replace the boring ones in our house, and so my new business venture began.
I grew up on the West Coast of Scotland and moved to the United States in 2010.
My inspiration comes from the beautiful surroundings of Scotland and where I now live with my husband and two girls. You will see my love of the countryside and seaside reflected in the majority of my lampshades. The lampshades are all handmade by me in my studio located at the bottom of my garden in Southern Maine.
Alice Kate by Design is my dream as I can combine my love of fabrics with making homes look beautiful.
I work with a number of British based designers. All their fabric is designed and printed in the UK.