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Wallpaper Inspired by the Shakers from Fayce Textiles

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Wallpaper Inspired by the Shakers from Fayce Textiles

May 29, 2018

We discovered Easthampton, Massachusetts’s Fayce Textiles back in 2017 and quickly fell in love with illustrator turned designer Kim Rosen’s hand-drawn wallpaper, inspired by New England: “old factory facades… rocks along the coast… materials such as plaster and laths.” (See our original post at Markings and Line Work: Hand-Drawn Wallpaper from a New England Studio.)

To me, the designs felt familiar to where I grew up: I could see in the patterns (which Rosen hand-draws, then screen-prints at her studio) the thin stalks of marsh grasses and the rivets waves make in wet sand. The patterns and old-fashioned palettes seem made for the summer bedroom.

Now, with her new collection Rosen does with Shaker design what she did with the New England landscape, inspired by the Hancock Shaker Village in western Massachusetts. “I went for a visit several years ago and was instantly inspired by the impeccable architectural details, furniture and beautiful grounds,” Rosen says. “Overall, everything they designed, built, or created was for a utilitarian purpose, and even the simplest forms turned out to have an incredibly long lasting impact on the design world.” For the Modern Shaker line, Rosen created patterns from these small moments: a detail of joinery or wooden clothes hangers. Here’s a look.

Photography by Chattman Photography.

the first of the three designs is inspired by the wooden peg rails that lined s 9
Above: The first of the three designs is inspired by the wooden peg rails that lined Shaker rooms and held everything from clothing to chairs. The Peg Rail wallpaper ($85 a yard; shown in natural) has a full-yard repeat and is “a graphic interpretation of the peg rail in action, complete with abstracted upside down chairs and Shaker style hangers.” Peg Rail is also available in off-black.
the swallowtail pattern (\$85 a yard; shown in off black) is not named after th 10
Above: The Swallowtail pattern ($85 a yard; shown in off-black) is not named after the bird, but after “the wooden joint detail used on the Shaker’s infamous oval storage boxes.
swallowtail wallpaper in natural, with &#8\2\20;a small scale off black pa 11
Above: Swallowtail wallpaper in natural, with “a small-scale off-black pattern and a soft cream background.”
lastly, rosen&#8\2\17;s garden wallpaper (\$85 a yard), an homage to shake 12
Above: Lastly, Rosen’s Garden wallpaper ($85 a yard), an homage to Shaker work in the garden and the fields, with “large, simplified painted shapes [that] mimic the landscape of vast gardens.”
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