Hailing from Canterbury, Kylie has grown up surrounded by places rich with history and beauty. She spent her childhood visiting castles and stately homes with wide eyes-amazed and inspired by the amazing décor and furniture. These buildings are adorned with intricate carvings, mind-blowing paintings, prints, colours and design. The famous Cathedral is of course just the tip of the iceberg.
When buying her first home, Kylie wanted to emulate some of the design seen in these places of interest. She discovered vintage furniture and became obsessed with the quality and craftsmanship. Each piece built to last, with its own wonderful story to tell. Giving these pieces a new life gave her such joy in her own home. Feeling that the secret and skills were too good to keep to herself , The Eccentric Leopard was born!
Kylie attended KIAD (now UCA) in Canterbury and gained a degree in Textile Design at Nottingham Trent.
Kylie’s work has recently been featured in Vogue, Wealden Times, Cene and Restore Magazine.
Company description: The Eccentric Leopard was established in 2021 by Kylie Hodge. Kylie’s work incorporates decoupage, gilding and different paint techniques, ensuring that every piece is truly unique. No one-else in the world will have the same piece of furniture as you and Kylie believes that is pretty special in today’s mass-produced ‘fast-fashion’ culture.
Buying vintage furniture is a great way to help our environment and not even a scrap of print is wasted at the Eccentric Leopard. Leftovers are used to make additional products of handmade coasters and lampshades.
Whether you are a maximalist and love a louder style with mixed patterns and saturated colours or enjoy a more minimalist approach and are looking for that one striking pieces, The Eccentric Leopard will have something for you.