Behind the Print: The Jamie

I know a lot of you are still having issues with the website, and we are working to fix them. There was a problem with GoDaddy yesterday, and now we are having issues sinking our webstore with the overall site we had originally launched last week. If it is working for you then it is all good, there shouldn’t be any sneaky issues.

If it isn’t working at all for you, first make sure you are going to www.biscuit-home.com. Any other addresses are wrong. Also, I know there are a bunch of typos- the text in what is launched now is from an old test version that somehow got on there. Hopefully we will have all of this sorted out today. It has been SUPER frustrating, especially with a lot of other junk I have been dealing with that I will talk about later, but we are so close and I thank you for your patience!

For the next few days I am going to introduce the prints and their inspiration namesakes (although these ladies need no introduction) and also giving you a little peak into the process, the store, and what these past few weeks have been like.

First up, The Jamie

Named for one of my life inspirations, Jamie Meares.via glitterguide

It is hard for me to pick a favorite of our prints, they are all my babies, and there is one named for my baby…and my husband…but I think the Jamie multi might end up on our bed. This was one of the hardest prints for me to narrow down, if y’all are familiar with Jamie’s work- and I hope for your sake you are- or her store…again, you should be, it could have gone a lot of ways. Native american, chinoiserie…donkeys. It all would work. But Jamie wanted splatters, and what my baby wants, my baby gets.

The Jamie in our display. So cute with its soft scalloped edge and trim.

Now the question is…does she like it?

Bailey: So…Do you like your print? Do you feel like it captures a part of your personality?

Jamie: I LOVE my print!  I think it’s perfect – there’s absolutely no way I could pass it up if I saw it in a shop!

B: What other prints would you pair it with?

J: I’d love to mix it with the sweet grace hearts – it would be the perfect mix of sweet and edgy.

B: How do you feel about people sleeping on your face…basically?

J: I couldn’t be more thrilled, and proud of you for making this happen, and I’m just so glad I could help inspire one of your fabulous prints!  I think these fun patterns will fill a hole in the market place for designer bedding at an affordable price point.

At the store, we have a fun insight into how the process of designing the prints worked…

First, I would send Isabel some inspiration pictures of what I thought each namesakes print would be, pictures of their work etc. Then Isabel would sketch an initial draft and upload to photoshop and send to me. We would then go back and forth until we got it perfect, at which point it was sent to engravers who etched it onto rotary screens used to print on the fabric in the plant. We have the sketchbook where Isabel first painted drafts of each print, and I love seeing how her initial artwork turned into the delicious butter we are slangin’ now.

The Jamie is available in our store in both colorways in duvet (twin, queen, king), shams (euro, standard, boudoir), and crib sheets.

Comments

  1. Heidi Chamoun November 6, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Love the Jamie! So much fun.

    And can I just say, your crib sheets are giving me serious baby fever. Adorable!

    Live Inspired,

    Heidi Chamoun
    athousandlaughingstarfish.blogspot.com

  2. Beth November 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I’m able to browse the site more easily now but wanted to ask for the sham sizes can you break down how large a boudoir, Euro, and standard sham’s are (i.e. what size pillows fits inside)? I’ve found many stores have many different measurements for this…

  3. Lauren @ T&G November 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Wow I am so impressed by the online store! At first when you said you wanted to create “affordable” bedding, the retail buyer in me was doubtful that anything at your taste level could be produced without being super expensive. But omg, you’re going to put Porthault out of business with such impeccable prints at a truly reasonable price. Biscuit is going to blow up, I just know it!

  4. kkrs November 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    bailey,

    Love the Jamie. I actually love them all. Now I just need to decide which one(s) will live in my home. Can we chat about the sheets: what is included… flat, fitted, pillow cases… whats up with those guys!

  5. christine{B&B) November 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Just had a look at your stunning bedding line- obsessed!!!! The pastel Jamie is SO good!!

  6. Whitney November 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    LOVE this print. And it goes perfectly with my James Nares painting…so glad I waited to buy Porthault…now I can have a whole sheet set for a fraction of the price!

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