About Patchwork Harmony
Patchwork Harmony was started in 2008 by Caroline Rowland (nee Taylor). She is predominantly influenced by vintage style, but loves to mix this with contemporary and industrial looks to create an eclectic and interesting home. On the Patchwork Harmony blog, Caroline shares her favourite products, interiors, craft ideas, books, shops and markets with you, and loves to hear your feedback & thoughts so do get in touch! If you think your shop, designs, or products might be of interest, visit the Contact page to find out how to get in touch.
Caroline grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland, not too far from Belfast. Not being a big fan of school, she left at 16 for art college in Belfast. Here she discovered her love of photography, and by 2000, the bright lights of London were calling. Caroline spent a year studying Fashion Styling and Photography at London College of Fashion, before starting a degree in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster. After graduating in 2004, she spent some time in New York and London working for picture agencies including Getty Images, but her interest in publishing was growing, and in 2007 she joined the Financial Times. She worked as the Photo Editor on the FT Weekend's House & Home supplement for 5 years, before leaving the newspaper in 2013 to concentrate on growing her own business and working as a freelancer. Caroline lives in Kingston Upon Thames with her husband Simon, and Claude the cat.
What Else?As well as this blog, Caroline is also founder and editor of online publication 91 Magazine This was launched in October 2011, and features Homes / Style / Vintage / Crafts / Shopping. Published quarterly, the magazine is free to read and is full of lovely photography, tips for styling your home on a budget, great recommendations for where to shop for vintage and unique finds, plus much more.
In December 2012, Caroline won the Women in Publishing New Venture award for 91 Magazine.
Caroline is also available as a freelance editor, writer, picture researcher and designer. She is willing to guest blog where appropriate and is happy to give talks about her experiences.
In addition to this, Caroline offers a creative business advice service to small business owners who require assistance with either setting up their creative business or with moving it forward. These sessions are offered on a one-to-one basis, and are informal, relaxed and tailored specifically to the clients needs. More info about this can be found here.
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