I love the architectural influence of historic Greek and Roman design. For one thing, they were so great at proportion, scale and order. The Greek key motif can be traditional or contemporary. It can be used in any kind of interior, and it appeals to both men and women.
Most of our custom furniture, lighting, and fabrics result because I either can’t find what I’m looking for, or I’ve already used the one or two that exist in the market. As a designer, you have to have integrity with your clientele. You can only use something a few times. You can change the color or the scale, but you just can’t keep putting out the same stuff over and over again. They’re paying us for unique design. So it helps to create something.
I’d like to have more lighting fixtures by the end of 2012. I have two new fabric patterns coming out this spring, as well as a wallpaper collection. And I’m doing a second fabric collection with Hickory Chair. We’re also expanding the offering and the colors of the Tobi Fairley Home Collection for the spring.
Interior designer and blogger Tobi Fairley
Shown in Benjamin Moore's Daffodil, the Rothesay lantern from Hickory Chair's Tobi Fairley Collection is offered in any paint color, but was originally created in red. www.tobifairley.com