America's oldest fine china company, Pickard, has paired L.A. based interior designer and tastemaker, Kelly Wearstler to create a new dinnerware collection just in time for the holidays. The collection offers an assortment of glamorous patterns all in a soft color palette of golds and neutrals.
Upon checking out Wearstler's new wares, I couldn't help but notice how similar these pieces were to patterns from her fabric line for Groundworks Lee Jofa. While Wearstler's work varies greatly from project to project, the shapes and patterns she chooses remains somewhat of a constant.
According to Wearstler, the Hillcrest collection is evocative of sea anemone's and florals from the 1920's. It seems that ocean life offers repeated inspiration for Wearstler. Check out the "Sea Urchin" pattern she created for Lee Jofa.
Below is Wearstler's dining room, over which hangs a light fixture that looks quite similar to a sea creature. This style of lighting fixture is used over and over in Wearstler's work.
The Muholland collection features gold and silver stripes that overlap one another. This pattern was inspired by modern art. There is not a Kelly Wearstler fabric that obviously correlates with this pattern. Her Katana fabric probably come the closest with it's graphic lines.
Either way, it is quite apparent that modern, graphic art is a constant inspiration for the designer.
The Pickfair collection draws it's inspiration from the Baragello, or flame stitch pattern which Kelly Wearstler often uses in her work. Flame-stitch is a pattern you either love or hate and I think Wearstler certainly falls into the "love" category.
Wearstler's "Flair" fabric is a bold flame-stitch. Below is a french chair, she upholstered in an orange flame-stitch to complement the modern art in a doctor's office consultation area. Can you imagine waiting here?
The "Trousdale" collection, Wearstler explains, was inspired by the delicate lacquer work of the Art Deco movement, and the minimalism of Japanese art. It features delicate gold gradated dots on an ivory background. This pattern is quite similar to Wearstler's "Confetti" fabric.
All the pieces of Kelly Wearstler for Pickard collection are sold separately and can be mixed and matched to create a unique, eclectic, and glamorous table. The collection can be found at Bergdorf Goodman, select Neiman Marcus Stores as well as online.