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Urban Adaptation Trend Blends Nature & Technology

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Stacy Garcia Urban Adaptation
Images shown clockwise from top left: Stacy Garcia Commercial for York Wallcoverings – Sprout (Lily), Stacy Garcia Commercial Textiles: Realm Collection – Elevate (Sage), Scott Webb via Unsplash, Bruno Ramos Lara via Unsplash, Chelsea Bock via Unsplash, Scott Webb via Unsplash

Sparked by the need to reduce our environmental footprint and our desire to be one with nature, urban residents have found new ways to integrate agriculture into a digitalized world. Taking the advantages of technology and morphing them with original agricultural methods, Urban Adaptation has led to sleek designs full of beneficial environmental impact. Mixing natural elements with the artificial feel of technology has resulted in a new form of “modern farmhouse” designed for the urban, ecologically friendly, tech-savvy resident. Raw woods, vibrant greens, and muted blues provide a calming sensation of being one with nature, while more functional items, like planters, serve to depollute the air of waste carbon gases.

Color: Chlorophyllic greens, wetted olive green, silted sediment and wood-tone browns, and muted sea blues.

Pattern: Leaf motifs and marbling paired with clean and modern geometrics and sleek brushwork. Nature-inspired tree rings, porous forms, organic shapes in a mix of shiny and matte finishes.


Stacy Garcia Urban Adaptation
Urban Adaptation color palette


Experiment with the color combinations below to capture the urban adaptation look.

Stacy Garcia Urban Adaptation
Photo Credit: Joseph Ngabo via Unsplash


The Thrive Palette

Capture the essence of nature by using various shades of green with rich and grounding hues of deep brown and blue.


Stacy Garcia Urban Adaptation
Photo Credit: Brooke Cagle via Unsplash


The Hazy Dawn Palette

Soft tones such as spa blue, light brown and mossy green create a light and airy feel, allowing us to create serene and calm look that is both modern and sophisticated.


Stacy Garcia Urban Adaptation
Photo Credit: Melody Jacob via Unsplash


The City Glow Palette

Introduce a refreshed retro style with bold, saturated color like mustard yellow, forest green and denim blue. Pair with lighter tones of these hues to brighten up the palette.

Love these palettes as much as we do? The Life-Styled by Stacy Garcia team has put together a shopping guide influenced by the natural elements & technological influences of Urban Adaptation:


Stacy Garcia Urban Adaptation
1. Stacy Garcia | New York for In2Green Eco Poly Mod Plaid Throw 2. Stacy Garcia Commercial for York Wallcoverings – Sprout 3. Stacy Garcia Commercial for D’Style by Kimball Hospitality Oslo Dresser 4. Stacy Garcia | New York for Tilebar Gabardine Collection – Pintuck (Cashmere) 5. Stacy Garcia | New York for Townsend Leather – Loom 6. Stacy Garcia Commercial Textiles – Brushwork (Seaglass) 7. D&W Silks Inc. Steel Succulent Plant Holder 8. Howard Elliott Durango Round Mirror 9. Tala Sustainable LED lighting 10. Lamon Luther Ella Mae Breadboard 11. Designs That Donate Boracay Driftwood Bowl 12. West Brothers Furniture Sustainable Natural Wood Bed Frame


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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