Elizabeth Lamb has always had an active imagination. “I have been drawing and been creative for as long as I can remember,” she says. “My twin sister and I spent hours dreaming up little worlds for our dolls and stuffed animals, mostly from fairy tales or books we were reading, like old manors and English countrysides inspired by Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë.”
At the encouragement of her art teacher at Druid Hills High School, Lamb decided to pursue art professionally, enrolling in the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a BFA in painting and later an MFA in textile design. Then, for eight years, she channeled her talent into designing smartphone covers and computer bags for corporate clients. But Lamb missed the tactile and creative aspects of “making things by hand” and launched her own product line early last year.
Drawing inspiration from books, animals, art museums, and vintage book covers, Lamb’s whimsical designs reflect recurring themes of what she calls “magical realism”: moody landscapes in faded blues, animal menageries in warm terracottas, and playful rabbits in hues of melon and sage—all painted by hand on canvas or paper and then digitally printed as wallpapers, linens, and limited-edition giclee prints.
Wallpapers (from $70 per yard), linens (from $170 per yard), and other products are available online as well as through Travis & Company’s showroom at ADAC.
This article appears in our October 2021 issue.