Featured Designer: Anne Kulasi

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I love Anne Kulasi’s use of a limited color palette in these patterns from her Botanica home décor collection. Unlike apparel, which you can change day by day, or even hour by hour to suit your mood, patterns for home décor have more staying power and create the look and feel of your home on a more permanent basis. A subdued palette like Anne’s blues, browns and teals makes the patterns easy to live with–you can just feel a calm elegance emanating from her work.

 

About Anne

“I am a surface pattern and textile designer based in Germany. After graduating with a first class degree in Fashion Design, I spent seven years working internationally as a project marketing manager in the creative and arts sector. On my return to Germany, I set up my own design studio on a smallholding, where I create organic, abstract and sophisticated designs for use in the interior and apparel market.”

 

About the Botanica collection

“I developed the Botanica collection during the early summer months, when I was often out for long walks in the countryside surrounding our smallholding. Macro photos of leaves, twigs, grasses, flowers and feathers from our chickens made up my inspiration board. I really like photography as a starting point for a collection, which I usually combine with digital illustration using my Wacom tablet.

I designed this collection for use in home décor, especially bedding, pillows, rugs, wallpaper and interior fabric. It would also work beautifully on packaging for organic skincare. All designs are currently available for licensing.”

 

You can learn more about Anne at www.annekulasi.com. She is currently looking for licensing collaborations and freelance work.

 

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