Sunday, April 28, 2019

How to get through the "Brambles", an illustrative wallpaper.

We have just returned from a week in Charleston during which we met with Becky LaRoche, the showroom manager at Fritz Porter. In addition to southern charm and history, Charleston has our favorite showroom & the best people. I showed Becky a new pattern I had been working on containing some birds, painted by Lena, flying through Gorse bushes.
Becky immediately saw the potential that was right in front of me. She said, "remove the birds and you have a playfully whimsical pattern." Once we returned to the studio, I worked on the pattern, removing the birds and rotating it 90°. The result was a vast improvement. Sometimes it just takes a fresh eye.
Pattern completed, What is left but color variations and samples!
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Thanks for reading & Happy Spring to all.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sky ~ Trompe-l'oeil

With the clever use of curtains, delicate bamboo shades and a trompe l'oeil sky, by Zoë Design, Lucie Beauchemin succeeds in making this breakfast room into a English conservatory.


Monday, January 7, 2019

Color Adjustments

We were recently contacted by a project designer at Champalimaud, an interior design firm in New York. They were seeking a wall covering with the color and look of verdigris, for a hospitality project. Of the samples requested, one had the style but did not have the blue / green color.

Original Color Way

No problem. I adjusted the color to reflect a copper oxidation and then a brass or bronze patina finish.

Copper Patina Color Way

Bronze Verdigris

If you find a pattern you love but the color is not right for your taste, just ask about color transformation. We can adjust the size and color of any pattern in our collection.

Happy 2019