With a host of great artists in her stable, Greenhouse Interiors’ Julia Green is spoilt for choice most of the time. So, when it came to select prints for her latest art-inspired range of homewares she decided to base the collection around a nature theme. “The collection celebrates the beauty of a life by the sea; whistling winds in the outback, warm salty air and a sense of calm amongst the chaos of daily life. And most importantly, our Native collection nods to the fact that art is indeed, all around us,” says Julia.
The gorgeous range sees Julia collaborate with notable artists; Marcia Priestly, Jen Sievers, Kimmy Hogan, Natalie Jade, Janey Forbes and Kate Mayes. “We have brought their art to life via deliciously textured limited-edition bed linen, alongside a swag of other lifestyle products and apparel,” says Julia. The brand’s famous art quilts are back as well as a strong cushion line-up, tote bags, bath robes, tea towels, napery, cosmetic bags and more.
Australian landscapes provided the inspiration behind the prints in the collection which range from bold booms to craggy clifftop views as well as contemporary Aboriginal designs. “Each artist has been carefully selected to represent a ‘native’ collection of wares that quintessentially places their very own values, soul and surrounds at the forefront of their designs.”
A highlight of the range, the art quilts have been reprised in a couple of wonderful new prints. “I don’t think you can go past our signature limited edition printed art quilt – it’s the most incredible quality, the most snuggly soft French flax linen. With only 100 ever made, they are truly special,” says Julia who styles hers on the bed and couch.
The apparel line-up is strong too (I love that Kimmy Hogan sweater!), and Julia points to the art-tees also. “I have been thrashing our cotton tees. They are so fun to wear and attract lots of lovely compliments,” says Julia, who is also a big fan of the overnight bags and thinks they are the perfect price for gifting.
Ultimately though, what makes this range really special is its limited edition status; a very small run has been produced so as not to saturate the market. “Our work is largely limited edition, which sets us apart from all of the other linen brands that repeat patterns time and time again.”