When creating a design, often the first step is getting down to basics and playing around with paper cut out shapes. There is a real sense of freedom in getting away from the computer and thinking a design through this way. As you shuffle and flip each shape, new and often unexpected arrangements occur.
In the photos above, I was working out some layout concepts for the Frey design, inspired by the breezeblock brick work of modernist houses in Palm Springs. The final result of this initial play around can be seen in the cushion cover & duvet below: