About Patchwork Harmony
Patchwork Harmony was launched in 2008 by Caroline Rowland. Originally a hobby while she worked full time, Caroline's blog and other freelance work are now her career. The blog features interior style inspiration, including ideas on how to create a stylish home on a budget, craft projects, independent designers and retailers, and whatever she is currently loving.
In 2011, Patchwork Harmony began publishing independent publication 91 Magazine. Featuring similar content as the blog, the magazine shares homes, styling ideas, craft projects and interviews with entrepreneurial folk who are making a living in creative and crafty industries.
Caroline also works freelance as an editor, writer, blogger and picture editor. Current and previous clients include Mollie Makes magazine, Jacqui Small Publishing, AO.com, eBay, Farrow and Ball and Smeg. Caroline has also given talks at Blogtacular, Crafty Fox Talks, Paper Girls and Cybher.
If you are interested in commissioning Caroline to carry out editing, writing, picture research or would like to work on a blog collaboration together, please visit the Contact page to get in touch.
Caroline grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland, not too far from Belfast. She left school at 16 to attend art college. Here she discovered her love of photography, and by 2000, the bright lights of London were calling.
Caroline spent a year studying Fashion Styling and Photography at London College of Fashion, before starting a degree in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster. After graduating in 2004, she spent some time in New York and London working for picture agencies including Getty Images, but her interest in publishing was growing, and in 2007 she joined the Financial Times.
She worked as the Photo Editor on the FT Weekend's House & Home supplement for 5 years, before leaving the newspaper in 2013 to concentrate on growing Patchwork Harmony, 91 Magazine and working as a freelancer. Caroline lives in Banstead Surrey with her husband Simon, daughter Ruby and Claude the cat.