"Chinoiserie Starts at Home . . . "
As many of you might know, my father passed away early last year and thus my brother and I inherited the family home where we had spent a good portion of our lives growing up. He and I spoke regularly about the need to meet back home to sift through the decades of belongings and treasures - and likely some trash - and prepare the house to be sold.
So honestly - in possibly the 'lowest-tech version' of how this is done - I ended up making copies of a few dozen motifs and then cutting and taping them on butcher paper at the studio. Endlessly toying with pattern density and negative space - working to find the perfect balance of both. Once the basic pattern was laid out - off it all went to my artist to create the final design for the pattern . . .
Thus, I'm pleased to introduce you to SMW Home's first chinoiserie toile, Cordelia Park Toile. Available in 4 colourways (as well as decorative pillows) and boldly printed on a hearty cotton canvas for an amazing sturdy hand.
Mother would love these.
Yes. There's a story behind the name . . . but, it's kind of a long one - lol - so we'll cover that next time!