Elena Deshmukh

"I’ve always found colour, pattern and decorative details alluring. As a child my jewels  were lustrous embroidery silks and eclectric trinkets hidden in my mother’s sewing box. Now I treasure object images and memories that inspire my work. A porcelain tea cup, vintage postcard, a walk in the woods or the papery blooms of a camellia”.

Elena born in Milan from an Indian family, spent her early childhood in Italy before living in England. Naturally, Elena studied for a degree in Fashion/Textile design with embroidery – where after graduating worked for a textiles agency designing for fashion designers including Kenzo, Moschino and Donna Karen.

Since designing her own range of beautifully crafted greeting cards, Elena has worked with many beautiful lifestyle stores (including ours!), galleries and produced bespoke commission work.

PHLOX GREETING CARD

Elena's greeting cards are without doubt the most beautiful we have come across. Delicate, refined and embellished with accents of fine embroidery, they make a hand written message even more special.

Each card is individually printed on beautiful 270gsm textured card with custom-made 135gsm quality envelopes from a company that has been making quality paper in the English Lake District for more than 160 years. The paper is from sustainable sources using chlorine-free processes.The cards are blank for your message and handmade in England.