Carolina Irving and Penny Morrison, both internationally renowned interior and fabric designers in their own right, have teamed up to create this exclusive new range of furnishings and accessories for the home.
Carolina has been involved in the design world in one way or another for many years. She was born in the United States of Venezuelan parents, was educated in Paris and went on to study art history and archaeology at the Ecole de Louvre. In 2006 she achieved her heart’s desire, founding her own textile design atelier and launched her first exciting collection of softly coloured printed designs on hemp and linen.
Carolina’s fabrics, as well as her homes in New York and Long Island have been featured frequently in Domino Magazine, House Beautiful, Vogue, Elle Decoration and Florida Inside Out – in the States – and in House and Garden, Elle Decoration and World of Interiors in the UK.
After working at Sothebys New York she also worked for many years as style editor on Elle Décor, Vogue Living and Architectural Digest and now writes for the Wall Street Journal magazine. Her fabrics are distributed through John Rosselli in New York, Hollywood at Home in LA and in showrooms in Milan and Australia.
Penny’s career as an internationally known interior designer began thirty years ago, as a result of developing houses in London and then undertaking projects for private clients, including boutique hotels in England and St Barthelemy – the Isle de France Hotel which was voted best decorated hotel in the US and Carribean in Conde Naste Traveller – London town houses, listed country houses in England, holiday houses in France, South Africa and Sweden.
Penny’s eclectic trademark style is unbound by English tradition, focusing on comfortable living, incorporating classical and contemporary elements to create elegant interiors which are individual and welcoming, a deliberate mix of the old and new.
Like Carolina, Penny has drawn inspiration from antique Turkish ottoman designs from the V & A Museum as well as other antique textiles and embroideries which have been adapted to fit in with current decorating trends. Penny’s fabrics are distributed through Claremont Fabrics in New York and LA, Tigger Hall in Sydney and Melbourne, St Leger and Viney in South Africa and Oyster in Madrid.