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THE SIGNATURE collection

THE SIGNATURE collection

SLUB LINEN CANVAS & ORGANIC cotton sateen

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As of right now, my fabric supplier is still in operation. I’ll update if that changes. FYI, I’m also posting pretty much this same ‘covid/reasons why’ post both here, and on my blog the Log at Bark & Burrow where my animal cameo illustrations live […]

Motif Motif Signature Fabric Collection + a Rosy Floral

Motif Motif Signature Fabric Collection + a Rosy Floral

Fabrics inspired by my favorite color and the logotype for Motif Motif. Here’s the story. The Beginnings of the Signature Collection I have this thing for olive green. Like leaves in the background of a photo, it goes with pretty much everything, but doesn’t always […]

Announcing Fall 2016 Collection Swatches

Announcing Fall 2016 Collection Swatches

It’s been tough getting things ready between moving house and therefore studio space, and chasing around a near-toddling baby, but swatches are now available for the new floral from the Fall 2016 collection and the Motif Motif signature print. Because somehow Summer is almost over!

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Warm rose quartz and golden ochres. Buttery soft organic cotton sateen. Slub linen-cotton canvas. It’s stunning and the best thing about Summer coming to an end. There’s some window pane plaid peeking through, but that’s not quite ready just yet.

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See the slight sheen on the cotton sateen? And here’s some detailing on the linen cotton blend…

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Stay tuned, there’s more to come: I’m finishing up the collection in the next couple weeks, just proofing some colors and then you’ll be able to see it in all its glory. Pick up a swatch now, yardage is available for pre-order and will ship mid-September.

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Out with the old…

Out with the old…

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Motif Motif Signature Fabric Collection + a Rosy Floral

Motif Motif Signature Fabric Collection + a Rosy Floral

Fabrics inspired by my favorite color and the logotype for Motif Motif. Here’s the story.

The Beginnings of the Signature Collection

I have this thing for olive green. Like leaves in the background of a photo, it goes with pretty much everything, but doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. I knew it would be my signature color for Motif Motif from the start a few years ago. My eyes are hazel so it’s always been on my radar as a flattering color for me. I also love olives. It is a colored neutral I like to have in my home and wardrobe (and martinis!) year-round because it subtly makes everything a little more special and just…better.

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So, I started with olive green, and black and white as my palette. With a palette established, next up was to determine the actual designs.

I decided to make this a collection of neutral patterns. What makes a pattern neutral? Neutral patterns not only coordinate with each other, but also go with just about anything. Just like neutral colors do. They’re also not trendy. This allows you to effortlessly mix and match with other pieces you have in your home, and build a stash that can rotate throughout different seasons and décor schemes.

The Designs

You may have noticed the logo is a monogram of two vertically overlapping ‘M’s. This creates the look of a single ‘M’ with a hollow but weighty diagonal stroke. I started with sketches and then moved to the computer to pick a font. And once I had that nailed down, I immediately saw the potential for an interlocking repeat.

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I had to shift it about a bit, and decided to line up the diagonal strokes. The result is the unique geometry you see: a wonderful and unexpected tessellated effect.

And thus was borne the Motif Motif signature monogram print.

The olive green watercolor design (that will soon be available in throw pillows!) was just as natural. It’s an original digital painting that I just pictured and knew it’d be stunning as an accent. I brushed it out quickly that same day. The wash of color juxtaposed with the geometry of the signature monogram print is just a perfect balance for the eye to follow.

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Fabrics, Phone Cases + Giclees, oh my!

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The signature monogram print is available on linen canvas, a gloriously textured fabric that’s as durable as it is chic. The signature monogram fabric is available in the shop now (in both olive + onyx), and the watercolor is available in art prints. Yardage of the watercolor isn’t available yet as it doesn’t repeat, but throw pillows are coming soon!

A Pop of Floral

The signature collection is tiny with just these two prints, but impactful in its simplicity. It will probably evolve over time. To fill things out now and show its versatility, I’m introducing it with a pop of coordinating floral print.

Olive green and black foliage have crisp edges that are nested among the watercolor roses in pink quartz, peachy sherbet and yellow ochre. It’s available in organic cotton sateen, which is buttery soft and has almost a gentle glow to it thanks to to slight sheen of the fabric.

Pillows are soon to come in the floral as well, but for now it’s available on iPhone cases in the accessories and gifts section of new shop.

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As always, my fabrics are easy to care for. You can shop on the new shop here, or check the collection out on Etsy if you’re already a shopper there.

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