Where do you get your ideas for your fabric designs?
I definitely have lots of favorite places that I go to for color inspiration - special spots like flower shops, dress boutiques, flea markets, stationery stores, even my favorite bookstores sometimes yield great color combinations that end up being the inspiration for a new line.What is your design process?
I always start with the color palette first. After I have fallen in love with the way that the colors feel together, I begin to work on the prints. I don’t use all one medium and all one style - my designs can be hand drawn, painted, computer manipulated, derived from vintage fabric swatches, etc. I am always looking to make and use color combinations that are just a little bit different & unexpected, vintage but with a fresh appeal. That’s why we call our style Fresh Vintage™. Tell us a little about the Allspice Tapestry collection. What inspired it?
The Allspice Tapestry line started with one old cinnamon floral swatch that was an all time favorite, very elegant and vintage feeling. It wasn’t hard to match all of the colors and accents to that original cinnamon floral combination - there were so many beautiful, soft colors that complimented it so well -- well-worn aqua, warm pink, soft cream, sage green, deep caramel, faded red. Many of the other colors in the line add color combinations that catch people’s interest that you might not expect to see. To hear that from people is one of my favorite compliments to receive.What are a few things about yourself that you wouldn’t mind telling us?