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A year after Biscuit debuted a trio of twee Texas patterns, the latest bedding includes a pair of prints: a dreamy floral called Bloomsbury (in two colors) and Boone, a modern abstract.
"One of the things that our customers really connect with is that our bedding patterns are handpainted in Brooklyn by a textile designer, so this season we wanted to highlight the artistry of the bedding and show more of that hand-painterliness," says McCarthy.
To play up the artistic vibe, both names reference the art world, obliquely. Bloomsbury, with its slightly British-inflected floral, was named after the iconic London-based artistic and literary circle, and Boone pays homage to Mary Boone, a New York gallerist who was one of the first to show the work of artists like Cy Twombly and Julian Schnabel.
"It's a neat ode to that influence without saying we are doing a print by Twombly, which would be delusional," says McCarthy.
To create the array of colors on the textiles was a challenge—McCarthy says it required both technical artistry and a "feat of engineering" to pull them together.
"We let our work in interior design inspire us," says McCarthy. "If there's ever a room that wouldn't work with a print of ours (not that we have to include our bedding in every room), I try to be inspired by that to think of a print that would work."