Judge in Profile: Textile Designer and Gardener Neisha Crosland by

May 16, 2014

Judge in Profile: Textile Designer and Gardener Neisha Crosland

Issue · · May 16, 2014

Neisha Crosland is a British textile designer whose fabrics and wallpapers are sold around the world and are archived at London's Victoria & Albert and Geffrye museums. You'll see her designs featured in collections of all sorts: the Rug Company, De Ferranti tiles, Harvey Maria floor coverings, and fashion lines by Marc Jacobs and Lacroix. She recently launched an online shop selling these wares alongside her much-coveted scarves. 

Gardens and nature inspire many of Neisha's designs. "I suppose I'm a bit like a biologist who collects specimens," she says. "I take inspiration from the way a plant organizes its leaves, petals, and stamens."

Read about Neisha's gardens in A Purple and Green Planting Scheme: Neisha Crosland's Spring GardenSteal This Look: Neisha Crosland's Garden RoomDesign Sleuth: Neisha Crosland's Espaliered Vines, and Paris in London: Neisha Crosland's Garden Oasis

Textile Designer Neisha Crosland, guest judge of Gardenista 2014 Considered Design Awards

Above: Neisha Crosland is judging our Best Hardscape Project category.

12 Things to Know About Neisha: 

Cities I've Lived In: Mostly London, but a stint in Los Angeles and Aix-en-Provence as a student.

Favorite Flower: Fritillaria.

Favorite Houseplant: My chilli plant in the kitchen.  

Favorite Garden Anywhere: Difficult to answer, but Bowood House or Peto Garden, both in Wiltshire, and the work of Spanish landscape architect Fernando Caruncho.

Favorite Public Park: London's Richmond Park. (Photograph via The Royal Parks.)

Favorite Place to Hike: Around Ronda in Andalusia, Spain; we've just come from holiday there.

Hardest-Learned Gardening Lesson: Patience.

Favorite Gardening Tip: Have patience, and ask for advice from those who know more than you!

Last Thing I Planted in My Garden: 'Totally Tangerine' geum. (Photograph via Blue Sky Nursery.)

On My Wish List for My Garden: A long garden table with metal chairs designed by Edward Bawden.

Favorite Restaurant: It changes, but the latest is Almocabar, in Ronda. And Honey & Co., a great Middle Eastern spot on Warren Street in London.  

Favorite Shop: In London, either Postcard Teas on Dering Street, or Santa Maria Novella for great bath salts and pomegranate body cream. (Photograph via Super Future.)

For more, follow Neisha on Twitter.

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