Collecting and Decorating: A Personal Journey in Textile Design

Nathalie Farman-Farma

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

In person at Salmagundi Club

Nathalie Farman-Farma will describe and illustrate the considerations she has taken to live and decorate with a varied and vast textile collection. Her personal journey of collecting textiles led her to design her own fabric line, Décors Barbares, which is inspired by antique textiles, primarily from Iran, Russia and Central Asia. Her passion for collecting textiles and designing fabrics developed in parallel, twin rabbit holes which became a warren. She will focus on the concept of juxtaposition and how mixing patterns and colors can create harmony in a room, bring a sense of narrative, and most importantly, create a personal style.

Nathalie Farman-Farma, is the textile designer behind the acclaimed fabric line Décors Barbares, best known for its folkloric charm and romantic exuberance. A Franco-American by birth, she draws her inspiration from the “Silk Road” and its rich history, as well as French textile craftmanship. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Vogue, The World of Interiors, Town & Country, Cabana, as well as the best-selling book “Haute Bohemians” by Miguel Flores-Vianna. She collaborated again with Flores-Vianna on her own book of interiors, entitled “Décors Barbares,” which was published by Vendome Press in September 2020.