An Interview with designer Vernon Kirk

An Interview with designer Vernon Kirk

In 2018, Elizabeth Bradley brought the lush beauty of the tropical jungles into your home with the release of the Tropicals Collection.  Our artist, Vernon Kirk, and his design team created a fresh new series that perfectly captured the enthusiasm for contemporary botanicals.  

Mood board with pictures of tropical flowers and foliage

Where did you get your inspiration for The Tropicals Collection?

We've been intrigued by the global trend for all things tropical -- from exuberant houseplants to soft furnishings, adding a touch of luxuriant greenery to homes everywhere.  

Did you have a space in mind that would be perfect for this collection?  

The true allure of this collection is its ability to enhance many interior settings.  From a country conservatory to a trendy urban loft, the designs appeal to stitchers of all ages and tastes.  

Do you have a favourite design in this collection?  

My favourites are the single leaf designs.  They are a break from the traditional direction, but fall in line with the trend for lush, organic decor.  

Is there a one sentence statement you might make about this collection from a designer perspective?  

Without losing sight of Elizabeth Bradley's heritage, we created a fresh, new series that perfectly captures the enthusiasm for contemporary botanicals.  


Tropicals pillows outside on chaise lounges with umbrella



Tropical pillows outside on wicker chairs



Tropical pillows outside on dining chairs


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