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Minnie Driver launching home collection

The actress worked with her mother on the lifestyle collection.

Minnie Driver is launching a home collection inspired by her mum.

The Good Will Hunting star's mother, Gaynor Churchward, started making cushions following her divorce and turned her hobby into a successful business, and now Minnie is following in her footsteps with home textile line Minnie Driver's English Living.

"I thought (my mother) had gone a bit mad," she tells, "but she successfully made some very beautiful cushions and she began what ended up being a multi-million pound company."

Gaynor helped to create the new line, which will include bedding, window treatments and throws. Minnie was also inspired by her English lifestyle growing up.

"I've always been really interested in design, mostly because of my mum and how I was raised," she says. "She's a really inspiring person... Our home was an artful mix of classic English and more artisanal ideas from France, Italy, Spain, North Africa, and that's really what I tried to do with this line."

The 46-year-old star couldn't have been more happy to share the experience with her mother.

"She would be like, 'Well this one should be in kind of a pale grey,' and, 'Why don't you just go for it with the orange and the indigo?' She's a great cheerleader with exquisite taste."

"We were talking about the house that I grew up in with her, and as I drew this pillow, it was drawn from all the memories of my childhood," she adds. "It was so lovely to be sitting with her doing this."

The collection will debut on America's Home Shopping Network on 5 July (16).

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