Hold your Horses! A New Collection of Horse Gifts & Homewares from Sophie Allport.
If you’re looking for a unique gift for an equine-loving friend you need look no further! British Homewares designer Sophie Allport has recently unveiled ‘Horses’, a new collection of horse gifts and homewares with a distinctly pony-inspired look.
Known for her quintessentially British designs, this new collection features trotting and jumping horses on a pale stone background. With neutral tones, designed to complement most interiors, this is a collection that is sure to delight equestrian fans everywhere.
The collection includes a wide range of kitchen textiles, tinware, oilcloth products, bags, stationery and fine bone china. Everything from practical Picnic Bags, Wallets and Rucksacks to Mugs, Tea Towels and Table Runners. Giving a heap of horse-themed gift ideas for every age.
The inspiration behind the new collection of horse gifts and homewares can be best explained by Sophie herself:
“I spend hours working at my desk overlooking a paddock with horses. They have such elegance and poise and inspired me to paint them. I loved riding as a child and have very fond memories of a pony called Velvet that used to trot me over little jumps!”
As we’ve seen in Sophie’s earlier collections for the Queen’s Jubilee and the Wimbledon Tennis Championship, Sophie’s illustrations have a distinctly British feel that makes them a charming addition to any home and excellent gifts for those who like to revel in the Great British lifestyle.
About Sophie Allport
Brought up in Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire, with her brother Jem. Sophie Allport studied at Leeds Metropolitan University where she graduated in 1994 with an impressive first class honours degree in Graphic Art and Design (specialising in illustration).
Following her time at university, Sophie joined a world renowned illustration agency in London. There she worked with a host of famous clientele creating illustrations for a variety of products, books and magazines … even wine labels!
Sophie’s reputation grew and in 1996, she was asked to demonstrate her skills at the Country Living Fair in London. It was here that the first step to the Sophie Allport brand we know today began with Sophie deciding to turn a few of her illustrations into greeting cards and limited edition prints. These first designs were quick to sell out, firmly cementing Sophie’s place as a key ingredient of the Country Living scene.
During this time Sophie married and started to have children. In 2007 Sophie’s brother Jem joined the business and Sophie Allport Limited was born. As a qualified chartered accountant, Jem supplied the business acumen, leaving Sophie free to focus on design and creating new products.
Today the business is based just outside of Stamford in Lincolnshire where Sophie lives with her family. From their base in the beautiful English countryside Sophie continues to create a growing collection of cards, gifts and homewares with her signature illustrative style.
Where to Buy
Prices for today’s featured horse gifts and homewares start from £2.00 for a sheet of Horses gift wrap to £35.00 for a Horse print picnic blanket.
To see more, stock or purchase from the full collection please visit the Sophie Allport website.