Kitsch is having something of a moment and designer Catherine Rowe has brought a playful, positive vibe to the trend with two colourful collections of hand-painted home accessories and wallpapers. All exquisitely beautiful and marrying traditional illustration with Miami Vice-like colour.
Ornate vases framed by proudly standing china dogs and adorned by tropical palms, rich roses and open shells featuring a single pearl – the China Dogs collection was inspired by designer Catherine’s love of the self-labelled Florida-kitsch trend. The choice of a tropical South Florida colour palette is clever, offering an eternal summer haze of flamingo pink, cloudless blue skies, an Emerald leaf green and the undisturbed turquoise of the sea. The designs capture the energy of Florida’s flamboyant, arty communities, full of confidence to merge new and old. Cushions and lampshades in the China Dogs collection add a subtle hint of modern-chintz to the home, whilst Catherine’s signature wallpaper will create a full-on wow factor for those wanting an unmissable, colourful style statement.
Deep dive into the ocean with Catherine Rowe’s collection of sea creatures swimming across every surface. Sea features hand-drawn seahorses surrounded by dancing seaweed, scarlet lobsters on sunset sands and intricate open shells exposing precious pearls. The collections offer hues of corals, pinks and lilacs but also boast moody and modern midnight blues exploring the ocean from day to night. These timeless, luxurious designs make people fall hook, line and sinker for Catherine’s new-take on ocean-inspired scenes.
Both collections feature hand-illustrated cushions, lampshades, wallpaper, art prints and fashion accessories which are all made to order and bespoke variations in colourways and designs are available on request. Prices start from £20.00 for hand-illustrated prints and £65.00 for expertly printed wallpaper Visit the website to purchase.
Catherine Rowe who has more than 10 years’ experience in the wallpaper and textile industry has designed for a wealth of fashionable brands including; Anthropologie, Liberty, Paper Chase, and the National Trust. Catherine won the Liberty ‘Open Call’ competition in 2018 with the winning Palace Gardens designs launching in the luxury department store in May 2019. Her own branded and bespoke designs bring to life her vision for luxurious, playful home interiors inspired by nature, animal-life and long-haul travel.