Inspired by a trip to Francis Ford Coppola’s dreamy 19th century southern Italian palazzo, artist Georgia Macmillan’s new range of textiles explores the many shades of Mediterranean blue, executed in her signature painterly strokes. “We went on a family holiday recently in the southern Italian Basilicata region where the days are slow and the gelato store is always open!” says Georgia of the enviable experience that kick-started her latest range. “We stayed at Palazzo Margherita which is owned and operated by the film maker Francis Ford Coppola and his family.”
“It was overcast when we stayed so I worked with a watercolour palette of deep inky ocean blues and steely greys to represent the clouds rolling in over the villa,” says Georgia of the collection that consists of 100 per cent linen cushions, table cloths and napkins featuring the artist’s original watercolour art digitally printed onto fabric.
“A touch of peach and burnt orange was added to reflect the palazzo courtyard colours proving inspiration can come from anywhere!”
Fans of Georgia’s work will be excited to hear that, alongside the Bernalda collection, she’s added a baby bedding range to her offering too. 100 per cent cotton, the gorgeous range features cot quilts in pink or blue with gorgeous star cushions to match. We think they’d make a fabulous newborn gift.
Cot quilts & matching star cushions
Aside from her work as an artist and homewares/textiles creator, Georgia is also the lifestyle editor of The Grace Tales – a position that comes naturally given her background in news broadcast journalism and luxury PR. Australian-born, Georgia moved to Dubai a few years ago. The move coincided with motherhood and allowed her the creative space to pick up the paintbrushes, indulge her artistic passions, and start her brand.