“All we can do is be nostalgic,” says fabric designer Tania Vartan, who recently created a series of five fanciful jackets from her line of punchy interior textiles. Known for fabrics covered in trompe l’oeil malachite and marble, a riff on rattan, painterly irises, and clouds that might have emerged from an ancient Japanese block print, Vartan traces her nostalgia (and thus her inspiration) to the literary greats of the late 19th century through the 1930s. She adores the great Russians (Tolstoy...Read More »
Decorative painter, artist and textile designer Tania Vartan creates beautiful, realistic nature-based creations. From hand- painted panels of tromp l'oeil scenes (commissioned by creme de la creme interior designers over the years) to highly textural natural materials found in the world, her designs have an old world sensibility to them, inspired by travel and natural wonders. The New York and Kentucky-based artist sees travel as her muse, and the unique designs and paintings she dreams up have...Read More »
Vartan in Italy, a city that provides endless artistic inspiration Artist and textile designer Tania Vartan creates strikingly accurate trompe l'oeil prints that originate in nature. She got her start in fashion and was soon creating decorative murals for Mark Hampton. She continued to grow receiving commissions from esteemed interior designers. This background in fashion, design and painting made a foray into textile design a logical next step, and her lifelike versions of natural materials...Read More »
Recalling Florentine palazzo floors and end papers, marble, made to look faux or real, is trending at the moment. With its organic swirled pattern, it evokes old world grandeur reinterpreted for today. I have noticed beautiful examples of blue and white combinations, that span from entertaining to wallcovering. Take a look at this au courant pattern play where the natural world provides an ever-inspiring canvas. Click to See ArticleRead More »
In The Living Room: Tania's “Le Cocque” C pillow.Read More »
House Beautiful profiled Tania and her studio with this video below which can also be found on their website via the above link.
Tania on the LaFleurVintage blog Tania received a nice writeup from Elizabeth Martin at the LaFleur Vintage blog about her recent appearance in House Beautiful magazine.Read More »
Tania at Jennifer Garrigues
Tania will be at Jennifer Garrigues Studio in Palm Beach, FL on Wednesday, March 14 and Friday, March 16. Please see www.jennifergarrigues.com for details.