As a self-confessed design fidget, top British talent Petra Boase has applied the same passion for collage to her career as to her creations.
Graduating from Manchester University with a textile degree in 1991 Petra has since collaborated in some 14 books on hobbies, craft and decoration for both adults and children.
The small screen, meanwhile, was quick to recognise her unique brand of infectious charm, leading her to popularly present on Change That for the BBC in the early 1990s.
Even whilst juggling these dynamic endeavours alongside numerous styling projects for lifestyle editorials, she honed her own design ambitions, establishing the successful Petra Boase Range in 2000.
From a core of collage canvases and hand-made greetings cards, the collection has grown organically to encompass home and baby wear, with delightful and original lines being introduced on a selective basis.
Stocked in some of the most reputable boutiques and big-name stores across the globe, the name Petra Boase has become synonymous with a resourceful and inspirational mix-and-match approach to the world of design and interiors.
Petra lives in Norfolk with her husband, Russell, and their three children, Florence, Billy and Olive.
Russell owns the ultimate stylish country retreat,Carrington House and Cliff Barns- voted one of the six most desirable places to stay in the world by the Sunday Times.
Boasting 7 bedrooms(sleeping up to 19) and unique luxury facilities, including 2 wet rooms and a sauna, the stunning interior-designed property is situated in beautiful Narborough, close to Hunstanton beach, where guests can make use of a complimentary beach hut.