Charlotte-based interior designer and blogger Holly Hollingsworth Phillips is nationally renowned for her colorful, globally inspired brand, The English Room. When she teamed up with Atlanta-based Beth Lacefield, of textile and soft goods manufacturer Lacefield Designs, she added the weight of Lacefield’s 23 years of industry know-how to her first collection.
The two merged Phillips’ wild color sense with Lacefield’s more sedate sensibilities. “We were totally simpatico,” says Phillips, who contributed photos from her travels to maximalist motifs with traditional twists.
Manufactured stateside with references to India, Morocco, Italy and England, the patterns encompass Windsor and Bloomsbury–two whimsical, high-impact florals born of British traditions–Mamounia, a painterly geometric alluding to one of Marrakech’s most iconic hotels, as well as Agra and Delhi, paisley and floral block prints inspired by indigenous crafts of the subcontinent.
The rollout launched with 15 by-the-yard textiles and seven throw pillows. Next up, says Phillips: a second line of fabrics and, with luck, wallpapers.