Flat Vernacular’s WILDS collection is inspired by the deceptively delicate: a resilient flower that will grow wherever she can, or flourishes of gentle paint strokes that suddenly become impenetrable when layered together.
This particular pattern began as a watercolor illustration of different weeds done in the studio as an exercise, with no end use in mind nor any collection in mind. During the process of painting, I realized that weeds are a perfect metaphor for the unconquerable strength of nature, and the incredible resilience of people who fight against inequality every day. Meadow comes in two colorways for wallpaper, Heliotrope (white background) and Bluestocking (blue background). Both are named after specific historical feminist groups: Bluestocking, for the Bluestocking Society in 18th century England, and Heliotrope which is classically understood as a color that represents women’s suffrage. Meadow in colorway Heliotrope is currently available as both wallpaper and fabric, while Bluestocking is wallpaper only (for now!).
Cascade is a new fabric inspired both by the way wind creates patterns as it moves across a meadow and how delicate the singular motion of a paintbrush can feel. However, there’s an intense strength to gentle strokes when layered on top of one another, just as wind can pick up at a moment’s notice and, without warning, become a force to be reckoned with.
Flora in Casbah Blue
This is a brand new colorway of an existing (one of our very first!) Flat Vernacular patterns. “Flora” in ‘Casbah Blue’ is a monochromatic assemblage of florals in shades of blue inspired by a Matisse painting from 1912, and comes in both wallpaper and fabric form. Flora is popular for bedrooms and window treatments; see our in situ page for more ideas