If you haven’t found a fabric company to fall in love with, look no further. Ellisha Alexina has created a collection that stands above the rest in the design world. Utilizing polychromatic screen printing and hand painting, Alexina has created extravagant and intricate pieces; each yard carefully crafted and made to impress.
However, we decided that loving the fabrics wasn’t enough. Now that we know all about the product, we thought it was time to find out a little more about the mind behind the designs as well:
I am a fan of poetry. Recently, a good friend gifted me Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson. I keep it in my living room and turn to it all the time.
If You Weren’t a Designer You Would be a:
A Meteorologist. I have a passion for weather and the patterns they create. I am always the first to let you know about the latest weather updates.
3 Things Every House Needs to be a Home:
You most definitely need a creative space/study, an outdoor space to relax, and live plants.
If You Could Live in a Movie Set it Would Be:
Tracks, staring Mia Wasikowska. It is a film about a young woman who goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her dog. I would love to have been part of her journey.
What Inspired You to Become a Designer:
I am most inspired by the process behind a product. I have always had an inclination toward textiles, design, and working with my hands. It was my final year in college when I discovered a way to print fabric by hand painting on silk screens. I became drawn to this technique and started my company out of the love of producing fabric with this process.
What are Your Go-To Colors:
I am drawn to warm neutrals. I love the soft, calming effect they radiate. When I do add color, I gravitate towards shades of indigo, greys, and light purples. Recently, I have had a crush on copper.
What inspires you?
I am in love with astronomical twilight and museum archival books. Every season in New England gives off different sunsets, and I am known to stop whatever I am doing to run and find a spot to watch the sky turn from warm to cool colors. It is so fascinating. Also, I love to get my hands on archival books. Recently, I obtained a copy of the Tissus Coptes Du Musee de Louve by H. Ernst, Paris 1932. The delicacy and history behind these are breathtaking.
When Talking About Trends:
END IT: I cannot handle anymore chalkboard paint or chevron prints. Those two things need to come to an end.
LOVE IT: I’m in love with open shelving that showcases organized collections. I love the idea of the curiosity cabinet in today’s world.
WANT MORE OF IT: Oversized art. I love the minimalist approach and confidence of picking one bold, curated piece and letting it speak for itself.