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Elizabeth Morrison’s Dublin home is saturated with Indian crafts

Adorned with Ikat throws and Suzani Drapes, 18th-century Georgian townhouse of designer Elizabeth Morrison, Founder of Jaipur with love is swaddled in Indian threads.

Now based in Dubai for more than a decade, Dublin-based textile designer Elizabeth Morrison’s fondness for India grew long back by being proposed to at misty dawn at the Taj Mahal. Elliott—her now-husband, who had lived in Delhi—took her on a “peacock and polo-filled whirlwind journey through his favorite haunts. Falling into the aesthetic spell of Indian crafts, she launched her homeware brand, From Jaipur With Love in 2013.

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Working exclusively with local artisans in the weaving villages of Uttar Pradesh, specializing in customizing and exporting dhurries – thick, patterned rugs handmade in India. she has turned it into a successful business with a devoted following among the design cognoscenti from Palm Beach to Bahrain who adore a refined style and recognizable palette.

Irish and Indian people share a common likeness towards grand statement and strong attachment to glorious crafts of yore hence they are also not devoid of a bewitching charm and enacting a story anywhere they might land.

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The bold, scalloped edges and textured-jute designs have been instrumental in Western interior designers who tend to look father from predictable imports and seeing Indian design in a new light—and there are exciting collaborations afoot. They have produced rugs for many of the royal families in the Middle East and in India and are soon to launch a capsule collection with Aerin Lauder (the Hamptons-chic granddaughter of Estée Lauder and a global designer).

She also looks forward to recreating a safari scene from Ranthambore, with jeweled maharajas on horse-back, elephants, and tigers. It will be painted by Jaipur’s finest artist, which is exciting.

The dhurries and fabrics are basically a tribute to India’s craft and design traditions—but with a modern twist. The clients she works with are not looking for machine-made perfection, they enjoy the concept of the human hand.


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