Sneak a peek into the colourful world of N.Home! We caught up with founder and designer Ron Norsworthy to find out exactly what goes on behind the scenes at this fabulous brand. Plus, he gives us an exclusive insight into his packed daily routine. Here is what Ron had to say…
I think that the best thing about designing the bedding for my N.Home line is that no two days are the same. As a creative person it's wonderful to see how my designs evolve from concepts and inspirations to actual products in the marketplace.
Every day affords me the opportunity to participate fully in the entire process; from sourcing interesting textiles at flea markets and archives to designing with 3D software to meeting with the team at QVC for reviews and edits. The whole process is very exciting and fulfilling for me. There isn't an aspect that I don't enjoy on some level. As I mentioned before my days aren't typical, but here's a recent day:
Wake at 6:30 – 7:00am. Always. Let the dogs out and return to bed. Stay in bed until 8am reading and discovering interesting products and design trends on Facebook and Twitter. I sleep with my iPad. I believe in working out…my mind.
Reluctantly leave bed that is currently dressed in Arabesque… (the one downside to my bedding is that it's perhaps too comfortable!) Getting dressed is a bit of a challenge because I live in an old 18th century farmhouse with no closets. I literally have pants in one wardrobe, shirts in another, jackets in yet another and jumpers in another. And shoes and boots are all over the place. Getting dressed is like going on a scavenger hunt. But it ALWAYS seems to work out ok.
My favourite breakfast is raisin toast with fruit yogurt and a glass of orange juice. Very fast which I like because my head is virtually bursting with all the things I want to work on and I can't wait to get to my office/studio.
At the studio, I usually spend the mornings working on my designs. I rarely draw anything any longer – I'm a secret techie at the heart of things and I love how creative rendering software really helps me to envisage my designs. My best mornings are when I can just design, in the zone, without any interruptions. Sometimes I'm lucky and that actually happens.
Of course my desk is covered with all sorts of bits like fabric samples, lab dips, inspiring images and objects. For example, as I was designing the Arabesque collection my desk and walls were filled with Spanish and Moroccan tile patterns, images of North African and Mediterranean landscapes, and color swatches!
My afternoons are usually consumed with client and vendor meetings. My vendors are always inspiring me with new textiles, materials and manufacturing processes. Client meetings are also quite satisfying because I enjoy seeing my clients react positively to my presentations and concepts. These interactions really validate all of the hard work that goes into being a designer.
After meetings, from 5 – 8pm, I get to have more private design time. This is a great way to end the day and leaves me with something to look forward to the next day.
Make sure you tune in to catch Ron on QVC TV on Friday 22nd March at 1pm and 8pm!
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