My name is Kylie – The Eccentric Leopard.
I hold a degree in Textile Design from Nottingham Trent University where I explored print, weave, embroidery and knit. I spent my childhood visiting castles, stately homes with wide eyes – amazed and inspired by the amazing décor and furniture.
Hailing from Canterbury, Kent I am surrounded by places rich with history and beauty. These buildings are adorned with intricate carvings, mind-blowing paintings, prints, colours and design. The famous Cathedral is just the tip of the iceberg. You can find out more about my love of old houses in one of my blogs.
When buying my first home, I wanted to emulate some of the design I had seen in these places of interest (albeit on a significantly lower budget!). I needed to get creative and discovered vintage furniture -timeless, quality built and often kissed with the imperfections of age. Giving these pieces a new life gave me such joy in my own home I felt the secret (and skills) were too good to keep to myself so The Eccentric Leopard was born!
I believe nothing should go in your property unless it is beautiful. Everyone perceives beauty differently of course. Something sensational, something that makes you smile or gives you a warm feeling when you look at it. (Or that makes visitors green with envy!)
Whatever your motives are for one of a kind furniture (and we’re not judging) enjoy exploring the page and finding that perfect piece for you.
If that special item is not there, do get in touch about a commission, where we will be overjoyed to help.
I have my own workshop and studio space above a vintage and antique furniture warehouse at Necessary Furniture near Canterbury, Kent.
When I am not creating bespoke furniture, I teach Fashion and Textiles at The Brit School and run lots of different workshops for children and adults, ranging from upcycling to fashion illustration, embroidery and much more.