History Refreshed™ - Modern Designs Steeped in the Past

Sylvan Gate Design is a boutique stationery and gift brand focused on producing only the finest quality designs and distinctive products, all of which are proudly made in USA.

The brand was founded by British ex-pat, and former Financial Director, Helena Hardman and started with her collection of glitter cards, originally created to keep in touch with family and friends when she moved to the United States over a decade ago.

Surrounded since childhood by classical design and architecture, Helena looks to the past for her forward-thinking designs. Her collections are based on vintage illustrations, ancient European tile work and historic textile patterns. Many have been in her collection since childhood when Sunday antique fairs were a weekly family affair.  

These once traditional designs are brought back to life, re-worked and re-imagined with playful details and in fresh colors. A design process Helena refers to as "history refreshed™." The designs feature a fresh take on the source material and, like Helena, have the whiff of a British accent! The result? Timeless!

Helena is supported by her American husband (her Brit-speak whimsy test-o-meter) and their white, British (of course) Shorthair cat - Ghost - who really has no design input whatsoever! Sylvan Gate Design Studio is based in Pasadena, Sunny Southern California (just north of the Los Angeles smog, or so they tell themselves)

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