I am inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement in my art work and enjoy the look of past artisans like Stickley, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and Wm. Morris but I don't want my interior designs to be recreations of styles 100 years ago, yet rather a new mix clean lines, earthy colors for a contemporary setting.
Holly was signing her book Decorate and took the time to talk to each of us. I brought along a sample of my Roses fabric design I created and printed thru Spoonflower, a digital fabric printer. I told her I intended to decorate with my fabric to personalize my home. She took the swatch and started folding it and visualizing it as roman shades for a room. Holly was warm, friendly and wished me luck. I think observing her decorating tips in her book will help me loosen up to find ways to combine my fabric, prints and rugs in a contemporary way. Thanks to Anthropologie for hosting a fun evening event!