Stacy Garcia's Trend Story: Natura Blends Abstract, Realism

Featuring designs inspired by uninhibited forms, colors and textures, this trend allows us to experience the essence of mother nature.

06/02/2020
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Natura

Encapsulating earth’s complex nuances, Natura, brings organic elements to life through vibrant hues and a wonderful blend of abstraction and realism. Featuring designs inspired by uninhibited forms, colors and textures, this trend allows us to really experience the essence of mother nature and more closely examine the components both large and small which make it so intriguing.

For Part 1 of the trend series, see our 3 favorite palettes below.

The Happy Earth Palette

Stacy Garcia
Stacy Garcia Commercial for Brintons – Vantage Collection Design: Q01/A050449SG

 

Similar to a beautiful stained glass window, a butterfly’s wing inspires a look of imperfect fragments of color which all fit together like a puzzle piece. From the soft curves of the wing’s silhouette to the rich colors reminiscent of a Moroccan Sunset, these elements were extracted to result in a palette that is both warm and happy. Symbolic of the process of metamorphosis, this look can completely transform a space from dull and dreary to bright and bursting with life.

 

The Aqueous Forms Palette

Stacy Garcia
Stacy Garcia Commercial for Brintons – Vantage Collection Design: Q01/A050445SG

Imagine the feeling you get listening to the soft ripples of flowing water. Overcome with a sense of relaxation,  this soothing sound is translated into a graphic visual made up of dimensional water droplets and long curved lines to represent the depth and seemingly endless flow of water. A range of blues from Deep Sea to a crisp Crystal Water accentuate the calming vibe for a serene environment. When used in longer, narrow spaces this look helps the flow of foot traffic making us feel as if we are just floating along.

 

The Electric Forest Palette

Stacy Garcia
Stacy Garcia Commercial for Brintons – Vantage Collection Design: Q01/A050827SG

Become swaddled in a canopy of foliage as the unique shape and vibrant Ginko tree serves as inspiration for this lively palette. A mix of energetic greens including an electrifying Zest and mossy green paired with shades of teal tones provides a dimensional effect allowing the space to thrive with life. This bold look can transform a large space such as restaurant or hotel lobbies into a tropical oasis!

Designer Stacy Garcia
Designer Stacy Garcia focuses on patterns for hospitality and home.

Meet Stacy.

A leader in design, Stacy Garcia has built a global lifestyle brand featuring products with personality. Her designs aim to be inviting and add to the sense of well-being to all who enter a hotel or home.

Stacy strives to inspire designers and design-minded individuals to create distinctive environments that have a positive impact on others. Noted for her bold color combinations and unexpected designs, Stacy Garcia remains a leading innovator in the industry.

The Foundation

Stacy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Surface Pattern Design from New York’s prestigious Syracuse University and studied Textile Design at Central St. Martins in London.

She began her professional career selecting color palettes and assisting in design and showroom development for Ralph Lauren’s Home Collection “I learned about the art of licensing and lifestyle from one of the masters in the retail world,” says Stacy of this pivotal experience.

Following her work with the iconic brand, Stacy was hired as Senior Designer for Richloom Contract Fabrics, where she directed the textile and pattern design collections for their hospitality division.

Blazes Own Trail

At age 26, Stacy decided to strike out on her own and founded LebaTex, a commercial textile supplier, named after her Great-grandmother, Leba. In 2004, she created the global lifestyle brand, Stacy Garcia. Both companies are headquartered in New York. Today, the Stacy Garcia design house produces designs for textiles, carpeting, wallcoverings, furniture, lighting, pillows and mosaics.

Stacy Garcia offers a complete design story in the hospitality industry. Stacy Garcia branded products can be found in five-star hotels, resorts and residences across the world.

At Home in the World

Taking a global perspective on design comes naturally to Stacy. She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, to parents who she says, “Spent a little too much time following the Grateful Dead on a motorcycle.” A descendent of German, Russian and Polish immigrants, Stacy is the mother of three boys and a recently adopted Russian daughter, and enjoys traveling with her family.

Connecting Through Design

“At the end of day, design is about wanting to feel connected,” says Stacy. “It’s a form of communication – a language. If you are part of a tribe of people, you feel more connected. I’m inspired by the designers, manufacturers and individuals with whom I work; and I hope to empower others to have the confidence to make their own connections and creations – in design and in life.”

To learn more about Stacy Garcia, visit her blog, life-styled.net or website, stacygarcia.com

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