Name: Deborah Bowness, wallpaper designer
Location: St Leonards; Sussex, UK
Size: 600 square feet
Years in business: 12 years
When Deborah Bowness spotted a run-down former bank on St Leonards seafront, she knew she had found her studio. “When I heard it was vacant, I was so excited. I took it straight away even though I had nowhere to live.” The high ceilings, ample floorspace and huge arched windows, which flood the interior with a crystal clear light, make this an ideal space for Deborah to create her trademark trompe l'oeil designs.