About

This collection is all about things I love.


For me there is no reason why the everyday should not be beautiful. We spend most of our time in the kitchen not in great art galleries. There is huge pleasure in an elegantly designed product that is both functional and beautiful. The things we surround ourselves with should appeal to all the senses especially touch, sight and smell.

Lime Tree Design was started because a friend of mine pointed out it might be fun - and so it has proved to be. It also raises money for charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, Asthma UK, Children in Need, NSPCC, Rainbow Trust Children’s Hospices, British Red Cross, Beaumond House Hospice and local charities. To date Lime Tree Design has donated more than £10,000 to charities.

My inspiration is wide and varied. It is my mother’s button box and spinster aunts’ jewellery boxes. The colours and textures of the vintage clothes she collected. It is the funky ‘60s prints which filled my childhood home and the vintage finds from the jumble sale.

On this website you will find original products that are either handmade or individual in design. My great passion is lockets and I have created a collection of vintage and modern jewellery using a mix of materials to create contemporary heirloom pieces. I also create lavender fish using a mix of vintage fabric, embroidered linens & liberty prints.  Most of the products on this website  are made by designer-makers or small design led British businesses.

Here, you should find something for your best friend, your mother, your god-daughter and most importantly something for yourself.

 If you want an item gift wrapped or sent direct to a friend that can be arranged.  We offer a personal service so we try and do our very best for our customers.

Kate Barker
Lime Tree Design