Hi, my name is Judith and I am the designer behind JuniperOats. I am a bit of a nomad, I grew up in Germany, learned English in Dublin (don’t ask me why – or maybe do – it’s a fun story actually). My heart belongs to London and a very handsome British gentlemen, also known as my husband. We met while both living in Hawaii and just relocated to lovely Philadelphia.
I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember and creativity runs in my family, we all got some in some way. But I have to say my granddad was simply the biggest influence on me, as there was nothing he could not “MacGyver” out of seemingly thin air. He was my absolute DIY hero and taught me how creating something yourself connects you with who you are and where you came from.
I love, love Scandinavian minimalism, am absolutely addicted to home remodeling shows, and would love to be an interior designer in my next life. My favorite designer, you might ask? Well, I will have to go with Chip’s choice, Joanna Gaines is simply amazing!
JuniperOats was born when I was living in Hawaii, as an outlet for my creativity, and away from my client based design work. But very quickly it became something else! I witnessed how my designs and illustrations made other people feel: happy and – for that little moment in their busy lives – not stressed or worried about something. Which is exactly how designing these pieces makes me feel.
So now JuniperOats’ designs are here to help you create that little cozy nook in your life, that mini-retreat from the daily hustle and bustle. A gorgeous reminder that paradise is not just a place near the ocean but a state of mind. And that we all can recreate it no matter where we are.
All JuniperOats’ designs are minimalist at heart but still very feminine and have a certain playfulness about them – a romantic notion. And the influence from my time in Hawaii can be felt in many pieces.
The main collection is based around my art prints but I also wanted to expand it into my favorite place to relax: the sofa by introducing a pillow collection as well as a classic minimalist fashion staple: The White Tee. Which you can enjoy cuddled up with your favorite person, or favorite pet, or even favorite drink.