Fuelled by a shared passion for block printing, Trudi Savin and her friend Sophie Morton created Yateley Papers. Trudi’s own home in Surrey is a showcase for their ever evolving range of beautiful storage solutions and accessories.

The sitting room is mostly used in winter, when the fire is lit. Original Anaglypta lines the ceiling

The sitting room is mostly used in winter, when the fire is lit. Original Anaglypta lines the ceiling

The kitchen. The cricket ball lamp-base was from Tobias and the Angel, made by Angel’s brother Shaun

The kitchen. The cricket ball lamp-base was from Tobias and the Angel, made by Angel’s brother Shaun

The kitchen itself is a classic design, put in by the couple when they bought the house 19 years ago, and yet the style is very much the minimal, crafted wooden kitchen one sees today, with dark-coloured panels and polished slate surfaces contrasting with lighter wooden frames

The kitchen itself is a classic design, put in by the couple when they bought the house 19 years ago, and yet the style is very much the minimal, crafted wooden kitchen one sees today, with dark-coloured panels and polished slate surfaces contrasting with lighter wooden frames

The ostrich egg was brought back from South Africa – one of Trudi and Guy’s favourite places

The ostrich egg was brought back from South Africa – one of Trudi and Guy’s favourite places

A subtle nautical theme runs through beach pictures and maps on the walls of the dining room, while a huge round mirror resembles a porthole: “That came from a friend. She was getting rid of it and I thought, ‘Wow! I love it,’ ” says Trudi

A subtle nautical theme runs through beach pictures and maps on the walls of the dining room, while a huge round mirror resembles a porthole: “That came from a friend. She was getting rid of it and I thought, ‘Wow! I love it,’ ” says Trudi

A door from the dining room opens into a pretty courtyard garden

A door from the dining room opens into a pretty courtyard garden

A short flight of steps down from the hallway and the living room leads to the kitchen at the back of the house

A short flight of steps down from the hallway and the living room leads to the kitchen at the back of the house

In the bathroom, Trudi has hung glass fragments in the window and created a mock aquarium using salvaged glass, crystal and a little hand-made wire and pebble fish. The off-white tiles are from Fired Earth – a more classic version of Metro tiles, but crackle glazed

In the bathroom, Trudi has hung glass fragments in the window and created a mock aquarium using salvaged glass, crystal and a little hand-made wire and pebble fish. The off-white tiles are from Fired Earth – a more classic version of Metro tiles, but crackle glazed

Daughter Daisy’s room features a quilt made from squares of Guy’s shirts

Daughter Daisy’s room features a quilt made from squares of Guy’s shirts

Manga drawings lie on the surface of Daisy’s desk. She’s currently studying art and design at a local college

Manga drawings lie on the surface of Daisy’s desk. She’s currently studying art and design at a local college

The quilt in the master bedroom is made from squares of fabric that Trudi printed by hand. On a bedside table, a decoupage jar has been turned into a table lamp

The quilt in the master bedroom is made from squares of fabric that Trudi printed by hand. On a bedside table, a decoupage jar has been turned into a table lamp

Trudi clearly has a natural ability to spot special items, that work together, without appearing overly styled. And if she can’t find them, she’ll make them

Trudi clearly has a natural ability to spot special items, that work together, without appearing overly styled. And if she can’t find them, she’ll make them

Trudi’s workroom shelves are stacked with files in pretty prints, papers and prototypes

Trudi’s workroom shelves are stacked with files in pretty prints, papers and prototypes

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  • pictures: David Merewether
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