September 9, 2017
Artist Sandrine Chambery
I first discovered artist Sandrine Chambery on Instagram back in May of this year and am thrilled to share my discovery with you. I've always been drawn to images of birds, I invested in some hand painted silk wallpaper for our bedroom years ago and since then I've bought all manner of avian inspired items, ornaments and faux taxidermy amongst them, favourites being the faux bird collection on offer at Rockett St George, which I also used in the DIY birdcage lamp I made for the Great Interior Design Challenge. I was captivated by Sandrine's beautifully playful images, first to attract me was the beautiful bonneted swan wallhanging, I particularly love the florals and the geometric print used here along with the subtle colours of this piece. As I scrolled I found more of Sandrine's beautiful work and just had to find out more, I could imagine seeing them in the homes of some of the talented home owners I follow on Instagram, such as Rebecca aka Carnival of Colour and Lou aka Lou A Watkins as well as in some of the UK interior magazines
Sandrine was trained in visual communication at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués in Duperré, Paris, with artworks featured at Claude Lapointe's Studio des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. Sandrine's process includes study of form, sketching and painting. The products themselves are digitally printed from the original paintings onto high quality non-woven paper by a specialist printer.
Sandrine's work has featured in Marie Claire Maison, Champagne Decoration, Maison Cote Ouest amongst others and was previously distributed within the UK by Anthropologie.
I was so in awe of Sandrine's work that I contacted her with regard to becoming a stockist, since launching the online shop I have been looking for artisans to work with who's work compliments my curated homewares collection, I was thrilled when Sandrine agreed for me to become sole UK distributor. To start with the shop will stock the five strong "Les Oiseaux" collection of wallhangings. These are 2.5m long and 64cm wide, they may be applied directly to walls like wallpaper, alternatively they may be hung using our magnetic wooden wall hangers for a more flexible solution. As well as the swan the collection also includes a crow, ostrich, peacock and flamingo. These may be used alone as a striking piece or as a collection for maximum impact. I think they would look particularly good applied to a chalky finish emulsioned wall, complementary shades will no doubt be available at Farrow & Ball, Little Greene & The Paint and Paper Library. Or perhaps as shown here within Marie Claire Maison alongside a botanical print wallpaper for a more modern eclectic look, I'm thrilled to be launching a range of premium wallpapers by Mind The Gap in the online shop at the same time as launching the Sandrine Chambery Wallhanging range, you can check them out here.
A range of smaller prints and a larger scale wallhanging will follow later in the year. To celebrate being featured over on Nicola Broughton's blog - The Girl with the Green Sofa https://www.thegirlwiththegreensofa.com this week and to launch the range I am offering a 10% discount on all wallhangings using the code NICOLA until 18th September 2017. The wallhangings are printed to order, shipped direct to me in the UK where they are quality inspected before being dispatched.