Over the many years of traveling around the world scouring flea markets and shops for vintage oddities and curiosities, I have accumulated an object library that I am constantly referencing for my designs & projects.
I delved into my vast object library to create NOSTALGIA, a collection of wallpaper & textiles, drawing reference from 19th century wallpaper samples I had picked in a Parisian flea market & 20th Century patterns I had unearthed rummaging through weekend markets across the States.
NOSTALGIA is steeped in my memories of my childhood & a decade living in New York. A time of dreaming up magical sets & imaginary spaces for photography campaigns & editorial stories. The designs are named after the streets I lived on and my favourite walk home to Tribeca & later Chinatown, through Soho with its cobbled roads, cast iron front buildings and fire escapes with soaring windows. A walk back in time in itself. For me a time of “anything can happen” and a place to create a sanctuary of your own to call home amongst the concrete jungle of NYC with its endless energy and magnetic chaos.
Fond childhood memories of my grandparents' lakeside house, with a lounge room decorated with chintz on chintz, the setting for matinee movies & endless episodes of The Ghost & Mrs Muir are woven into my story.
This collection of prints and colourways can be seamlessly coordinated with my extensive paint range with Murobond Paints, TRADEWINDS tile collection with Teranova Tiles & SHIPLEY upholstered furniture pieces with Molmic
DUANE | Reminiscent of Hawaiian prints of the 60s, a pattern to put a smile on any room.
HOWARD | A contemporary take on the classic rose motif, cues taken from traditional screen printing and the proportions embraced by Dorothy Draper.
BAXTER | Inspired by the vintage wallpaper I used in my Chinatown loft, a wall garden in the concrete jungle of New York City.
LAFAYETTE | Inspired by my many visits to the haberdashers and ateliers of intricate passementerie.
FRANKLIN | A classic horizontal wide stripe with the beauty of age celebrated in all its watermarks and palimpsest.
WALKER | Classic stripes that work anywhere, anytime with any style.
SPRING | A marriage of stripes and florals, this design is all charm.
RIVINGTON | A simple textured print to compliment across the collection. Only available in fabric.
This collection is in collaboration with Materialised, a family run company who services the interior design industry with decades of innovative knowledge and experience in high quality textiles and wall coverings.
The Nostalgia collection is available to order as fabric by the metre & wall coverings to registered interior designers or trade businesses through Materialised. If you would like to request samples or place an order, please get in touch with Materialised.
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