The Art of Color, an artisanal textile line under Stout, introduces the exclusive Spring 2020 Victoria Larson collection, marking the second collection with the Chesapeake Bay-based textile designer. The collection, embodying gracious living and the joys of simple pleasures, marks the first introduction of wallpaper in the Stout line.
The Victoria Larson for Stout collection consists of five patterns of coordinating fabric and wallpaper. Each pattern is available in four to seven colorways, ranging from grassy greens to classic navy and light breezy blues. Both the fabric and wallpaper are designed and produced entirely in the United States.
“Growing up on the Chesapeake Bay, my inspiration is deeply rooted in the sea,” says Larson. “My prints tell stories of wanderlust, of lazy days in the garden, of a passion for painting, and the constant lure of the sea. My inspiration for this collection was largely drawn from my travel to New Zealand and the traditional art of Australia.”
Larson describes the five patterns as follows:
Onlooker originated from my old sketchbooks from my time in New Zealand, a place filled with the most amazing creatures and plants. The pattern features a Fantail bird and Fringe flower, these stylized birds and flowers are a nod to classics like chintz and chinoiserie.
Perhaps my favorite from this collection, the Piedmont is inspired by the feathers of songbirds after studying details of the Fantail. This pattern feels more like a texture than a pattern with soft, layered feathers.
A celebration of endless summer, the Key Largo pattern reflects breezy palms and happy places. The palm motif in a large scale anchors the design and its block print nature offers a more universal look.
Starting with the Maori symbol of endurance, the Gentle pattern incorporates fern-like elements. I added the dots around the edge as a nod to traditional Australian art, creating a fusion of many cultures and styles.
An easy going classic, Glimmer is a vivid design with loads of interest that celebrates color. Upon closer look, you can see the endurance symbol woven into the motif.
The Victoria Larson fabrics are made of 100 percent cotton and cotton linen blends. The wallpaper is produced in a traditional, gravure printed style and is available in a double roll measuring 27” wide and 27’ long. Totaling to 25 new SKUs, the wallpaper is in stock and launches nationwide May 1. The textiles launch summer 2020, a slightly delayed launch due to the COIVD-19 pandemic. For more information about the Victoria Larson collection for Stout, visit www.stouttextiles.com.