April 03 2020 – Jayne Graham
With Every Stitch, Oh Happy Home Makes the World a Happier and More Colourful Place to Call Home.
Oh Happy Home (Ohh) have been a part of the Cranmore Home & Co. family for a few years now and our customers just love their products, especially the rugs! Designed in Australia by Amy (Head Honchette) and handloomed in Nepal and India, Ohh continue to design and make small batches of gorgeous homewares just for you!
To find out more about the collection of Ohh rugs and homewares that Amy designs head over to our brand spotlight blog here! But, before you do that, grab a cuppa first and have a quick read of the Amy's top fun facts! We love to share a little bit of what makes our designers tick. Enjoy!
A little bit about Amy ..
Chief wrangler of 3 beautiful boys and the head honchette behind Oh Happy Home. Lover of textiles and texture she began designing textiles and rugs not long after her second son was born. After completing a fine arts degree she taught art and home economics for many years, but had always wanted to combine her creative side with making functional beautiful things. So combining her passion for supporting fair trade in an industry not well known for it, she worked closely with her Indian and Nepalese workers to create small batches of rugs and homewares. Currently living in Albany WA, Amy gets to combine her love of textiles and run a business around her kids
Fun Facts about Amy.
What is your favourite OHH Range (or product) and why?
Hmm, that’s a hard one as it continually changes, but I think my most favourite rug is the Pink Sahara. It's so much fun and really makes a room pop!
What is your creative process to come up with a new range?
I look at trends in Europe and then new trends in the carpet industry. I then try to add an Australian flavour. I try to do something a little bit different, personally I love colour and always start off with something bold and then keep refining and simplifying it. My ideas do not always translate into possibilities that can be woven, so its definitely a learning process for me.
What are some of your other favourite furniture and homewares brands?
Pop and Scott, Mustard Made, Koskela
Photo (left) Pop & Scott famous pots | Photo (middle) Mustard Made lockers | Photo (right) Koskela Roseberry Showroom NSW
If you could live anywhere, describe where and your ideal house/home/country would be?
Well currently living in the country in Albany WA which is pretty cool after always being a city dweller. It is such a beautiful place, rich with history that I am continually blown away by this place. If I didn’t live here Spain or Italy I could happily live for a time.
Photos: Albany Region, South West Australia
What is your favourite Netflix/stan/binge watch programme and why?
Currently watching Occupied (Its Norwegian – weirdly enough) a political thriller that has sucked us right in despite the subtitles.
What is your favourite book and why?
I don’t get time to read much but always love a good Tim Winton read.
Favourite holiday destination and why?
Can't go past Bali for a quick warm escape.
What is something that not many people know about you (that you are happy to share 😊)
I was married when I was 19 years old! 24 years later we are still so much in love.
Photo: Amy's family
What wise words would you give a younger version of yourself?
My now favourite bible verse “ You were born for such a time as this” Esther 4:14
Photo: Amy Eaton - Founder and Creator of Ohh
Thanks so much, Amy, for answering these questions! We love what you do and love your collection! Check out the full Oh happy home collection now.