Meet the team behind FV.

Design is our art.

 

 
Co-founders Brian Kaspr and Payton Turner.

Co-founders Brian Kaspr and Payton Turner.

We often paint and draw our ideas to scale, ensuring a harmonious final result.

We often paint and draw our ideas to scale, ensuring a harmonious final result.

 

Specializing in original fabrics and “wallpaper with a life of its own” (The New York Times), Flat Vernacular is a design studio that infuses color and character into spaces large and small. From living rooms to restaurants, to gallery spaces to a women’s clubhouse in the sky, co-founders Payton Cosell Turner and Brian Kaspr create patterned products from a variety of elements as playful and captivating as they are distinct.

In the end, all collaborations are love stories.
— Twyla Tharp, The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together
Everything in our studio begins with a sketch.

Everything in our studio begins with a sketch.

Established in 2010, Flat Vernacular is inspired in part by childhood memories of standout wallcoverings, and each original design blends a modern sensibility with traces of nostalgia. FV’s made-to-order creations are engineered to impress at first—and second, and third—glance, because when it comes to matters of decoration, “pattern makes perfect” is the motto. 

 
Site-specific installations are a favorite pastime.

Site-specific installations are a favorite pastime.

Screen printing is done by hand.

Screen printing is done by hand.


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