How A Trip To Japan Inspired This Entire Home Collection
Rebecca Atwood's fall hues will take you away.
Prints are our weakness. There, we said it. As much as we'd like to consider ourselves minimalist aficionados, we can't handle the temptation of a good pattern. From block-printed linens to hand-painted textiles, the dancing colors and shapes have a special way with us — and Rebecca Atwood's work is certainly no exception.
We've covered Atwood's collections many times before, and we even flipped out upon finding out she opened an NYC shop. Now, the designer is releasing her 2018 fall collection — a playful, painterly line inspired by her recent trip to Japan.
While in Tokyo, Atwood took a deep dive into vintage textiles and took note of the artisans' careful attention to detail. She also visited Yamashiro Onsen, where she forest bathed, and Kyoto, where she explored the streets and countless traditional shops. The context of her inspiration and work makes this new collection a personal and interesting line to take in, appreciate, and bring home, too.
As for color story, Atwood aimed to cultivate combinations that would allow the customer to mix and match with existing designs. For example, the Crescent Dot in yellow and pink brings together the yellows and oranges from her former collections. Similarly, the Summer Stripe in peach and blue is a perfect pairing with the various blues and oranges the artist has featured before.
Finally, thanks to her travels, Atwood is mixing tons of greens into this collection. She mentions, "Forest bathing is the concept that spending time in nature is a form of therapy. It's a concept I deeply relate to — and have always felt that about the ocean." She also explains that, during a two night stay in a ryokan in Yamashiro Onsen, the incredible array of greens left a major impact on her works.
The green-inspiration even continued outside the forest. "I felt the impact of green throughout our trip — in Tokyo, which felt very urban and gray, we went to the Nezu Museum on a rainy day, and they had this lush forest garden that you could walk through (umbrellas provided). In Kyoto, we went to the Bamboo Forest,"Atwood explains. "It was more touristy than I had been expecting, but you still got this visceral green experience." Thanks to this line, we're now craving more greens in our home...
To experience Atwood's entire new collection and array of colors, click here.