Molly mahon
Molly Mahon

Molly Mahon

February 2017

At home with a modern block printer

In need for a pick-me-up? Read on for our latest mood-boosting Insider home tour & interview with wonderful textile designer Molly Mahon, whose pretty block prints in bright colours which are dotted throughout her home will definitely put a smile on your face!


Kitchen colour painted tiles molly mahon

A bit about yourself:

I am a British pattern designer. I learnt to block print 5 years ago and haven’t stopped since. I am drawn to bold colour and repeat pattern and create design inspiration from things in and around my daily life, the forest where I live and my trips to India.

Where you live and who you live with:

I live in the Ashdown Forest in rural Sussex with my husband Rollo, who also works with me and our three children, Lani, Algie and Orlando.

Favourite/coolest item in your home:

A painting of my bedroom by my friend Emma – so colourful and happy and such an unexpected gift.
A chair of my Grannies that has been re upholstered in one of my first ever bits of hand printed cloth.

Fail-safe decorating trick:

Be brave and go with your gut.

First thing you thought of this morning:

The sun is shining – another beautiful day in England pastures green.

Kitchen fabric molly mahon
Living room sit soft cushions fabric molly mahon
Living room bloomsbury inspired fireplace fabric molly mahon
Bedroom blind lampshade starrry skies coral molly mahon

A talent you wish you had:

Being able to paint landscapes

Advice to your younger self:

Follow your heart. Ignore peer pressures and don’t waste any time.

Favourite band of all times:

Mumford & Sons

Bathroom room with bath
Bathroom bloomsbury vignette lampshade molly mahon

Your style icon:

The late Duchess of Devonshire – obsessed with the image of her in a stunning ball gown holding her beloved chickens…

Favourite /least favourite colour:

Fav: Pink
Least fav: Purple

Best way to de-compress:

Paint a design or practice my new pink modern calligraphy writing!

A superpower you wish you had:

Being able to be in at least three places at the same time.

Cats or Dogs:


Bedroom wallpaper lampshade molly mahon
Kitchen home cushion lampshade fabric molly mahon

Molly's Little black book of East Sussex

Coolest thing about your town

It’s a wonderful mix of rural countryside and cosmopolitan shops.

Where you like to hang out

Plawhatch Farm – our friend has converted a horsebox into a café. She makes the most delicious Monmouth Coffee and serves it with super healthy but delicious cakes. We sit on fleeces around the chimchimini fire. Then we go to see the cows, buy their Raw milk and shop for homegrown veg and other delights in the Farmshop. My Friday morning hang out with Orlando my youngest.

Favourite restaurant/ bar /café

One The Square – best juices and chit chat! There is always a friend there.

Top 3 local stores

Seasons – local grocers/dry stores – sells everything from root Turmeric to Seaweed.
Plawhatch Farm – as mentioned above
Neilsons – boutique clothes store for when one feels in the need for a bit of London.

Top 3 online interior stores/brands!!!


Quill London – for calligraphy treasures – unusual/less heard of books from all over the world. – for a good bit of Property Porn :))

Study home office my workshop trolley ikea
Kitchen sink fabric molly mahon


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