Laurie’s aesthetic is about finding beauty in ordinary objects and patterns and playfully transforming them into designs with an ‘everyday special’ appeal. Her patterns are whimsical and fun, yet have a sophistication that makes her work unique.
She relocated back to Austin in 2008 leaving behind an all-consuming Manhattan-based marketing career to establish a creatively meaningful business based on her distinct creative vision. Her design sensibility has been shaped by her family’s celebration of creativity and her continued engagement with art as a refuge from a busy life. The initial inspiration for a design can come from anywhere – a rainy day on vacation in Greece provided the initial idea for her Donkeys/Wellingtons print, and the wallpaper in her Avian Therapy print was inspired by the ironwork of a brownstone near her apartment during her time living in Brooklyn, NY.
Her designs translate seamlessly into wallpaper, stationery, paper goods, giftware, home decor, tabletop and textiles.