Meet the Designer - Grace Watts from Meylor Paper Goods
This entry was posted on May 24, 2017.
We LOVE stylish folders at Edie & Rona!
Trying to find stylish folders and office accessories is harder than you think, so you can imagine how delighted we were to find Meylor Paper Goods! High quality stationery products with elegant floral designs and a gorgeous colour palette. Perfection!
Meet Grace Watts, founder of stylish stationery brand Meylor Paper Goods
We would love to introduce you to Grace Watts, founder of Meylor Paper Goods, who can tell you all about the brand and her inspiration.
A little bit about Grace, in her own words?
Aside from working pretty much all the time; I love to exercise at the gym; I am very obsessed with my apple watch fitness calculations. Love going to nice places for coffee and dinner. As well as planning my next getaway, I want to book Morroco, Italy and LA this year. I just now need to find the time to actually book it!
What is the story behind ‘Meylor Paper Goods’ and logo?
Meylor is a luxury lifestyle stationery brand. I felt there was a gap in the heavily swamped stationery market for products which drew upon design sensibilities in a targeted and stylistically sensitive way. Materials, texture and process within our paper goods are of the upmost importance, these elements combined have formed products within Meylor's launch collection that I couldn't find in the current market.
Where do you get your design inspiration from?
Social media mainly, there is a volume of inspiration from travel to current trends with fashion and lifestyle.
What’s your favourite part of the creative process and why?
Seeing my drawings and ideas progress to products, which are then sold in amazing shops. I also love seeing my products in press, nothing better than seeing your work being published!
What were you doing before launching Meylor Paper Goods?
My 'day job' is a designer, and I was lucky enough to start in an amazing luxury brand Burberry straight from university, where I progressed in the 4 years I was there. Recently I have secured a senior designer role for another fashion brand; who's clothes I absolutely love.
What has been your great achievement in your career to date?
I launched Meylor in September 2016, a key highlight, as I now how my very own creative outlet. Meylor's products, in our first year of business, are stocked in Harrods, Oliver Bonas, The Conran Shop as well as many retailers across the country, and soon will be sold internationally.
Some fun stuff……
Most amazing holiday destination you would recommend
LA, I just absolutely love the vibe, style, sun and that glam feel. I recommend doing a trip around the west coast via Yosemite, San Fran etc.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Strangely enough I wanted to be a Vet, as I have grew up with dogs and cats. I just wanted to work with animals all day. Until I realised how long the education would be.
Email or hand written note?
Email is a daily essential for me as its quick and direct. However, you cant beat a hand written note for personal touch, which adds character with individual handwriting and sentiment. I would say both are high priorities.
Who would you take as your date to the Oscars?
Highlighter or Fountain Pen?
Fountain pen for sure, its gives a sophisticated look to your daily handwriting.
A note from Julie:
Watch this space for more stylish stationery from Meylor Paper Goods! Edie & Rona hope to be stocking much more from Grace, very soon!