about cathy.


My name is Cathy Nordström and I’m a pattern designer based in Stockholm, Sweden. I am absolutely crazy about patterns and find so much joy scouting beautiful fabrics and wallpaper, vintage or new. Given that many of my patterns are floral I find a huge amount of inspiration in nature and books about flora and fauna.

Apart from designing patterns for clients all over the world, I also specialize in helping clients with their home decoration. My focus is on textiles, color and unique items to make a home personal and a place to truly enjoy. 

I would describe my style as maximalistic with a minimalistic base. My Scandinavian heritage is constantly present with a love for the furniture and craftsmanship that is so strong here. But I also have a passion for lush and extravagant patterns and fabrics and I like to think my style is a mixture of those two loves.

Clients include IKEA, Uniqlo, FIGO Fabrics, Mixbook, Andover Fabrics, Greetabl,
LaPort Swimwear, and many Japanese clients.

Featured in Print & Pattern book Nature, Uppercase Magazine, Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet and on several blogs such as Print & Pattern, Pattern Observer and Tigerprint. 

If you are interested in working together or licensing any of my current portfolio I would love to hear from you!