Serena Dugan unveils a new wallpaper collection with themes inspired by the Silk Road, Mexico City and French art deco.
Serena Dugan in her studio
Artist and designer Serena Dugan never stops conjuring gorgeous looks for our homes.
New wallpaper patterns from Serena Dugan include Sumba Mulberry
Case in point: Dugan recently launched a new collection of wallpaper, including vibrant prints and refreshed hero designs; the new looks join her core wallpaper and printed grasscloth collection with refreshed colorways and a new handwoven paper weave material.
Dugan, who is the co- founder of Sausolito-based Serena & Lily, says she thinks of the new Khiva print as a modern-day Silk Road. “Khiva melds damask, Ottoman and Moorish motifs and modernizes them with a lighter hand and crisper palette,” she says.
Tigre Ink Petal
“Block printing each shape lends a watercolor effect that brings even more modernity to this exotic print.” The Nara print, which is architectural, light and airy, is inspired by Japanese wood-block prints with its central chrysanthemum motif (signifying life and rebirth).
“Olga is my animated polka dot,” Dugan says about another print from the new collection. “Color placement and print variation are the key elements that bring Olga to life and make each colorway and each section take on a spirit of its own.” And the Tigre pattern was designed as a statement more than a mere stripe.
“The irregularity of each line and mark creates movement and brings an otherwise predictable stripe into more vibrant and interesting territory,” says Dugan, making sure that our rooms look as well traveled and exotic as the passport stamps of our dreams.