Adding Color: Wonderful Watercolor Wallpapers, Fabrics, Accessories & More
Written by Kim R. Mccormick
I’ve always been impressed by anyone skilled with watercolors because I appreciate the fluidity and lightness the painting method radiates. This selection of home — and even tech — accessories borrow the style in good taste.
Betsy Olmsted holds an MS in textile print design from Philadelphia University and is currently based in Lancaster, PA. Betsy has designed original prints for York Wallcoverings and Landsend. She has a small line of printed housewares and does commissions for commercial clients, including her current client Anthropologie with whom she is working with on an order for their online store. find Betsy online here at her website or on etsy.
I’ve always had a soft spot for watercoloranything, mostly because when I was an art major in college, I was terrible with watercolors. The things I can’t do well always intrigue me the most, so whenever I see a beautiful, well-executed watercolor detail, I catch myself “ooohh”-ing out loud. These beautifulteatowelsat Terrain ($28) were inspired by original paintings byBetsy Olmsted. Each is printed with eco-friendly dyes onto cotton towels that measure roughly 21″ x 14″ and are machine washable. After years of super bold graphic towels, I’m ready to embrace something a little softer, so this might go on my holiday wishlist. Until then, I’ll continue drooling over themhereandhere.