Remember Van Gogh and Gauguin's nine weeks in Arles? Payton Cosell Turner and Brian Kaspr represent another brilliant (though much less tortured) meeting of artistic minds. The illustrators' penchants for patterns inspired Flat Vernacular, their gorgeous, hand-drawn, made-to-order wallpaper.
We're completely taken with Flat Vernacular's more-than-meets-the-eye aesthetic. The debut collection, released last fall, features imaginative prints that evoke Alice in Wonderland and a Toile de Derby paper that's both country fair and city chic. Their latest installment is full of pretty surprises: Delicate blossoms with jungle-animal petals comprise the Dandelion Creatures print ($250 for a 27-by-15-inch roll), while a closer look at the Feather Get-Together paper reveals interlocked peacocks ($265).
Flat Vernacular's custom wall stickers are truly mesmerizing. Turner and Kaspr create elaborate repeat patterns out of children's stickers, resulting in some of the most unique (and surprisingly sophisticated) wall decor we've seen.
They also specialize in bespoke prints: Whether you want sequins or hand-painted renderings of the flowers your grandma used to grow, Flat Vernacular's got you (and your walls) covered. Prints take six to eight weeks to produce and can be purchased at the company's Bushwick studio or online store. You can also test out samples ($5 each) before committing to a design.
This is one company we're sticking with.
Flat Vernacular, 35 Meadow St. (between Waterbury and Bogart sts.), Suite 310; 347-457-6227 or flatvernacular.com