Donna Hoyle enjoys a successful design career that has spanned over 30 years. This rewarding creative journey has provided opportunity to explore many facets of design. More recently Donna has also undertaken a number of interior design projects and her passion for textiles, colour and the decorative arts have created some beautiful and eclectic interiors for her clients. These projects, along with Donna’s regular travels, has led to her offering of beautiful textiles, in particular cushions. Experiencing first-hand how stunning cushions can enliven a room Donna has selected and created a superb collection of cushions and accessories – from hand-woven silk ikat fabrics sourced while in Istanbul, to hand embellished designs by master embroiderers of India. A preference for the handmade has resulted in hand dyed silk velvet and linen fabrics and exquisite embroidery. Much of it showcases traditional embroidery techniques passed on from generation-to-generation.
A primary focus on graphic design has made it possible to work closely with some leading brands and enjoy relationships that have extended over many years. In particular, roles with two valued clients; with artisan food importers Sabato, and as Brand Manager for luxury hospitality client The Huka Retreats – with three sister properties Huka Lodge, Taupo, Dolphin Island, Fiji and Grande Provence Estate, South Africa. Being able to work with clients who are leaders in their fields is always a wonderful opportunity to excel. Donna’s design work has also extended into publishing and she has designed many award-winning books and fed her love of reading, writing and literature.