Above you will see my latest surface design pattern collection, “Bloomsbury Chic”. I think this would lend itself well to home goods (Anthropologie, if you read this I am talking to you!), but actually some of the patterns work well for apparel also.
What is the inspiration of this pattern collection?
The Bloomsbury Group was a salon of English creatives ( authors, intellectuals, philosophers, artists) in the first half of the 20th century. It was not a formal group, and the members in it denied it was a club of any kind, yet it was a close knit group of friends and relatives including Virgina Woolf, Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, (read more here).
My collection draws inspiration for motif and color story from some of these artist’s paintings, as well as The Charleston House in Sussex England which was the retreat and meeting place for these folks. It has a bohemian dusty antique painterly look. It is happy and whimsical, and the color scheme is muted with pops of mauve, mustard, and cornflower blue.
A painting by Duncan Grant
A door Duncan Grant painted
A painting by Vanessa Bell
My Patterns on Products
The following are some product mock ups I created to show some ways my prints could be applied.
This collection is available for license, if interested, contact me and I would be delighted to talk about it!