These Walls was created in 2014 by Sara Hingle and husband Mick Hingle. Originally from Perth, Western Australia Sara’s creative career has seen her working as an editorial illustrator and designer on numerous publications in Australia and Internationally. Over the past decade, Sara found herself being commissioned on briefs designing and artworking patterns and a love for the ‘world of pattern’ arose as a result.
Born in England and raised in London and Scotland, Kathryn Ireland arrived in Los Angeles in 1986. Prior to launching her interior design business in the early ’90s, Kathryn was an actress, clothing designer, and filmmaker. Today she is considered one of the most influential interior and textile designers in the world.
Anna Spiro has been working as an Interior Decorator since her early 20’s. Her distinguished style and approach has accelerated most recently onto the world stage with her design of the much-talked-about boutique hotel, Halcyon House. Praised for her awe-inspiring ability to mix interesting patterned fabrics, antique furniture and art, Anna has worked tirelessly throughout her illustrious career creating beautiful homes and spaces for her client’s Australia-wide. In 2014 Anna published her first book, Absolutely Beautiful Things with Penguin. The book has become a source of inspiration for readers and admirers of Anna’s unique style throughout the world. Anna’s passion for beautiful fabrics and her life-long dream to create her own fabric collection has finally come to fruition with the formation of Anna Spiro Textiles.
Nichola Taylorson creates bespoke handmade luxury textiles, which are hand printed, combined with digital and hand embroidery, creating a tactile contemporary range of fabrics.
Her ideas and inspiration come from an extensive stint living and working in India, where she learnt many new design techniques, and her love of craft and traditional processes grew. It was while in India that her business idea was born and began to blossom. She combines contemporary design methods with traditional craft and natural materials.
Nichola’s design journey began in 2011 after graduating from Leeds College of Art in Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design. She pursued an opportunity in the heart of bustling Mumbai working for a furnishing fabric manufacturing company as their European designer. This is where her passion and expertise for digital embroidery grew. She found herself immersed in the rich Indian culture and was inspired by traditional craft techniques of block and mud print which is the concept behind her designs. She works closely with artisans in Jaipur using 100% natural fabrics.
Caitlin McGauley is a watercolor artist and illustrator. Her clients include Hermès of Paris, Christian Dior, Estee Lauder, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, Kate Spade New York, Domino Magazine, and Every Mother Counts. In 2015, Caitlin launched a collection of wallpapers available through Studio Four NYC. Caitlin works from her home studio, often with her children Alex and James beside her.
Allison Kettlewell is a NYC textile designer with 20+ years experience creating high-end home textiles. Born and raised in rural Ohio, Allison works hard to balance her love for both city and country living, a passion reflected in both her work and lifestyle.
Her appreciation of nature, artisanal crafts and antique textiles informs her personal aesthetic, as does her love of travel and music. Most of Allison’s design inspiration comes from special items collected during her travels around the world. In 2017, this passion turned into the unique and exceptional Kettlewell Collection of home textiles, sold to architects and interior designers across the globe.
David Iatesta is a client-focused company specializing in designing and creating finely handcrafted furniture, accessories, and lighting that can be customized for any interior. Accompanying our handcrafted furniture is our new line of David Iatesta Textiles, which feature fabrics and leathers that have been designed to complement each piece.
Our timeless designs borrow elements from 18th- and 19th-century European and American heirlooms and fashion them for today’s interiors
Brooklyn based designer and artist Rebecca Atwood values and believes in the process of making.
Her original collection of home textiles focuses on the artistic process. Blending traditional textile techniques and hand painting, Rebecca creates products that are both simple and luxurious. The line is deeply rooted in Rebecca’s everyday observations of her life in Brooklyn as well as her personal history – growing up on Cape Cod surrounded by the ocean, antiques and the family restaurant. Behind each design is a story drawn from her collection of family heirlooms, textures found in nature, vintage patterns discovered at the flea market, inspired color combinations from world travels or a composition from her sketchbook. These experiences and collections are layered together to inspire pieces that are thoughtfully crafted and casually elegant.
Rebecca received her BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and began her career at Anthropologie. Since then, she has worked with major retailers in both the United States and United Kingdom creating home product collections and consulting on trends and design.
Brook Perdigon is a Los Angeles based artist and textile designer. She has spent the past 13 years working closely with interior designers and architects helping to bring their design concepts to fruition. Brook has created custom textile collections for designers in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris. Most recently, she has honed her skills as a senior designer for Tai Ping Carpets, designing custom carpets for high profile clients and prestigious projects worldwide.
These experiences along with her affinity for art and design have led her to launch Brook Perdigon Textiles, a collection of designs that explore the creative history, culture, and craft of people through design.
Her debut collection, the Mountains of the Moon, consists of six designs all inspired by the abstract art of 1930’s Paris, Russian Constructivism and the 1920’s African barkcloth. Using neutral + natural colors, they strip away the congestion of a palette and stand alone as modern timeless textiles.
Walter G is Genevieve Fennel and Lauren Bennett – two 28-year-old best friends who met in Year 7 in Sydney’s North. After graduating Commerce and Design in 2008 and 2010 respectively – they went on to travel extensively, particularly to places known for their textiles – such as South America and Vietnam.
Lauren travelled to India to do an internship as part of her degree, and Gen went to visit several times. They completely fell in love with it – and the idea that they could start a textile company was born. They promptly moved to India for 6 months and immersed themselves in learn everything that they could about indigo and block printing techniques – living in tiny and remote villages.
Upon returning to Australia, sadly both of their grandfathers Walter and George passed at a similar time. Walter G is named in their honour – and the business was officially launched at Life Instyle in Sydney in 2012. Very entrepreneurial women – Lauren and Genevieve have worked tirelessly on their business, travelling to India 2 to 3 times per year, while attending trade shows here and abroad – often back to back. They describe their brand as lived-in, imperfect, playful, relaxed, and artisanal. All designs are their own, developed hands-on with their Indian contacts and completely hand-blocked. What they are not is mass-produced or trend driven.