You know that I love pretty textiles. Actually, make that wallpapers too. That's why I was excited to meet Cole Deming, an Atlantan who covers the Southeast for both Carolina Irving Textiles as well as Adrienne Neff Uzu Collection.
Now, I know that most of you are familiar with Carolina Irving. Her hand printed linen fabric satisfies our need for that dash of the exotic in our homes. But, Adrienne Neff might be a new name to you (it was for me). Neff recently established her eponymous wallpaper line, one characterized by prints that are ethnic in spirit and yet also contemporary in feel. Inspiration for the prints include 16th c. Japanese screens, cut agate rock, onions (yes, onions), and Pueblo Indian ceramic water jars c. 1,000 AD. Obviously, Neff is one informed woman. Oh, the paper, hand blocked in water-based inks on recycled paper, is made in Brooklyn, just as Irving's fabrics are hand screened in Los Angeles. Let's hear it for American made fabrics and wallpapers.
I've included images from both lines. The unprofessional photos of Cole's fabric samples are ones that I took; keep in mind that because the linen is so soft, it can't help but get creases when folded! That's part of its beauty. The professional Uzu photos are quite clever; the wallpaper was used as book bindings, something which only adds to the paper's charm.
If you would like more information on these lines or to order samples, please contact Cole Deming at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 754-9673.
Adrienne Neff Uzu Collection:
Jagged Agate, Yamanoma, and Renjyu
Uzu, Jagged Agate, Yamanoma, and Acoma
That's Giant Onion on the book at top, and Uzu in the background
Carolina Irving Textiles:
This is a new version of Patmos Stripe; it's white on a gorgeous blue dyed linen fabric. Seriously stunning.
Print at top: Calico in a beautiful charcoal gray colorway.
(Wallpaper images courtesy of Adrienne Neff Uzu. Irving photos by Jennifer Boles.)