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Parker & Jules

Parker & Jules, with its lively prints and an updated ‘Poison English’ sensibility, is a collaboration between print designer Nancy Parker and interior designer Juliet O’Carroll. Parker and Jules designs play together in coordinating colour palettes. Each main story print is a striking design which has a range of smaller scale ‘textures’ to coordinate, playing with pattern and layering scale and colour to create harmonious and vibrant schemes.

Nancy Parker, born into a family of artists and photographers, received her BA in Printed Textiles from Nottingham Trent. She moved to Como to design using the traditional methods of hand painting and screen-printing, exploring the energy that colour and scale create and how to make these consistently relevant and modern. From there she moved to Paris to work for a trend forecasting agency and launched her own print design studio in 2005. Her prints can be seen anywhere from the runways of Etro and Donna Karan to the collections of Zara and J. Crew. Each Parker and Jules print and every colourway has her signature, and she has collaborated with Jules to fine tune design, scale and pattern for interiors.

Juliet (Jules) O’Carroll grew up surrounded by English classics: a thatched cottage, a Georgian gem, the London terrace, brown furniture and  in a family of antique collectors schooled in the Colefax & Fowler aesthetic. After a misspent youth in Dublin reading philosophy at Trinity, Jules spent her 20s working in textile product development in Italy, India and Hong Kong before setting up a homewear and interiors label called Forever Mine which counted Liberty, Au Bon Marche and ABC Carpets amongst its clients. When children arrived, she retrained in interior design at KLC and is working on a Masters in the history of the decorative arts and historic interiors, which has helped inform her inspiration and vision for Parker & Jules.