Caroline Cecil Textiles

Leah LeMoineAugust 29, 2019
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Most wallpaper begins its life as pixels on a computer screen. Phoenix designer Caroline Cecil does things differently: “All of the designs originate as my own paintings.” Cecil grew up in Maine with a professional watercolor artist grandmother who inspired her to paint. She later studied painting, printing and dyeing at Maryland Institute College of Art before working for a fabric atelier, Target headquarters and a couple of Silicon Valley startups as a design director. Cecil translated her paintings into luxury textiles about six years ago, and this year she debuted her wallpaper collection. “They’re meant to be able to work together in a home and not have it look overly matchy or obnoxious,” she says. “For me, the heart and soul of these collections, everything I launch, is my own art and my experience alone painting or creating or making.”

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