Larkspur & Hawk brings it home
While I’ve often drooled over fine jewelry makers Larkspur & Hawk, they’ve recently begun a new expansion into the home space. The founder, Emily Satloff, is revisiting her passion for interiors with a capsule collection called Illustrated, aptly named from the many forms in which Emily draws inspiration from. If you thought I was a fan of Emily and her jewelry creations before, now I am an even bigger fan since she created a home collection filled with handmade, meticulously crafted goodies that make my heart skip a beat! Let’s take a closer look.
“It’s all about illustrating your inspirations in different mediums,” she says. Emily curated a list of objects for the collection, including ceramic objects, embroidered linens, painted boxes, stationary, and of course jewelry that boasts these motifs. The star of the collection is a mural like wallpaper featuring lush gardens and views of animals dreamt of by Emily in collaboration with artist Melissa White.
Before founding Larkspur & Hawk, Emily studied at Sotheby’s and the Cooper Hewitt, she worked curating historical decorative arts in New York, before she went on to specialize as an antique jewelry dealer. She has always held a level of curiosity and admiration with folk.
Emily immediately bonded with artist Melissa White, who started her career in wall paintings relating to Elizabethan wall paintings. Her work has garnered attention for her loose, large brush strokes and has commissioned pieces for Buckingham Palace alongside famous interior designers. Emily said she instantly knew her and White’s work would be a fit.
Their vision for the wallpaper stemmed from their shared love for historical arts, saying their inspiration was drawn from Wiener Werkstätte patterns, William de Morgan tiles, Indian wall paintings, 16th century English embroidered botanicals, and 18th century Georgian jewelry.
Emily’s Garden is a playful look into the natural world, a world that is presided over by animals, and not by humans. The personalities of these animals is again reimagined in the accompanying jewelry to the collection from the parrots to the fish.
The color palette features rich but subdued colors, which Melissa refers to as “faded opulence”. Fluffy strokes of clouds oversee this natural word, which takes away any sense of natural scale and adding to the whimsy.
In addition to the wallpaper, Emily added candlestick holders, vases, and book ends to the collection. It incorporates the animals from the whimsical world of the wallpaper into a three dimensional style in a hand painted style. Melissa White has also hand painted a selection of antique refurbished boxes which channels the nature of the collection.
Hand-embroidered linen napkins (set of six) are also available in a cerulean blue and lilac and green with different floral motifs. Yes, that is right. It is hand embroidered. Nothing machine made here! A woman with a vision after my own heart. To round out the interior offerings, there is Emily’s Garden fabric which is also available to purchase by the yard for any upholstery projects that one might want to make extraordinary! As you can now see, Emily has done it yet again!