Creativity is in the very lifeblood of Katie Farrell, founder of the Mabel Fox interior design practice and gorgeous gift shop.
From the moment she could hold a pen, Katie was drawing, and by the age of 13, she was happily rearranging her bedroom to create a harmonious space (in a colour-coordinated palette, naturally!).
She went on to study interior and graphic design, and gain extensive industry experience, working in fabrics for Liberty of London and at various Cambridge design agencies.
The Mabel Fox story began in 2016 when Katie created the wonderfully whimsical ‘Evelyn Bunny’ linocut print for her niece, in her signature Scandi, folk art style.More hand burnished linocuts followed, featuring a menagerie of enchanting creatures from squirrels to dragonflies.
Having found her niche, Katie set up an Etsy shop, naming her business Mabel Fox after a great, great aunt, and getting her eye-catching designs printed onto gifts including coasters and cushions.
In 2019, Katie launched her own interior design practice, under the Mabel Fox umbrella. A family affair, with dynamic sisters Rachel (project management) and Susie (marketing) onboard, alongside interior architect Laura, the team specialise in family home renovations, utilising beautiful colour schemes and décor to create joyful spaces.
Katie and the team recently moved out of no. 5 Green Street, Cambridge – their physical bricks and mortar shop – and continue trading online as they look for a more suitable location for the interior design business and of course thier gorgeous homeware, art, and gift products including limited-edition linocuts, Nordic-inspired homeware including Weaver Green’s handwoven blankets (made from recycled plastic bottles), LYS Cambridge’s hand-poured candles and Ely’s Isle Soap Co’s naturally fragrant products.
If you’re keen to enrich your home, either with original art or sound interior design advice, the Mabel Fox team have the expertise to create your dream living space!