Saturday, August 22, 2009

Donna Gorman {fresh and simple}

I love these prints from Textile Designer Donna Gorman. The cool sorbet colors are deliciously gorgeous. You can never go wrong with rich colors and simple patterns..neither will ever go out of style! the photos below are all taken in Donnas lovely vacation home on Vieques Island. Here is more info on Donna in case you are not already familiar with her and her work. You can also read more about her and her design inspirations on

Donna Gorman!s fresh, colorful and innovative work graces the products made and sold by some of the best names in contemporary design...... like Crate& Barrel and Marimekko, where she was vice president of licensing and design until 1992, when she started her own design firm retaining Marimekko as a client. Trained as a photojournalist, Donna Gorman has kept the photojournalist!s instinct for connecting with details of everyday life. Her designs are often born in the images she she captures with her camera during her travels to singular, eye-catching locales like Morocco, India, or rural Mexico. The photographs serve as inspiration- visual field notes- to be transformed with brush and vivid colors into paintings that are ultimately reproduced in her designs.

Donna Gorman and her work have caught the attention of those who set the standard in the design world. Decorating and design publications have run feature articles on her
collections, and her work and home have been featured in publications like I.D. Magazine, Abitare and Metropolitan Home. Gorman!s design work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Applied Arts in Munich, Germany. A frequent guest on several shows on HGTV, tapes of her appearances are being sent to key retailers across the country to promote her products. William Morrow published her first book, “The Artful Table”. A second is in the works,combining two of her life!s passions, travel and entertaining.

A diverse range of companies seek Gorman!s particular creativity. For Seabrook Designs Gorman has created several very successful juvenile and general wallcoverings and coordinated fabric collections. For retailers like Crate&Barrel, Target, JCPenny, BedBath&Beyond, and Dansk, she has designed several coordinated and independent product collections of table top, bedding, and bath products. Her accent rug program for Bacova Guild and fabric collections for Duralee continue their success with new introductions
every season.

Flip, a brand she created for her exclusive children!s collections, continues to expand into new categories including infant products and clothing. Manufactured by Sweet Potatoes, The Flip Kids clothing collections bring sophisticated colors and patterns to wearable and comfortable fashions for toddlers-tweens.

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