Corner bedroom by Alaina Michelle Ralph Interior Design. Hamlen Garden Pillow custom printed and sewn, handpainted background colors, limited edition.
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Custom painted in China, 1784, at left. Hamlen chinoiserie wallpaper at right, fine digital printing facsimile renewed by Wallquest, from scans by Kathy Tarantola Photography of original painted panels on silk created in China two centuries ago.
In the mid 19th century, Nathaniel Hamlen, age 21 sailed from Long Wharf in Boston on the clipper ship Union to India and back, and later from San Francisco to Japan and China. Nat brought back a panorama of flowers and birds, 'auspicious chinoiserie' that later decorated the Hamlen family dining room at Mainstone Farm on a hilltop in Wayland, Massachusetts. Nathaniel's idealized garden panels are now a unique legacy of museum quality originals.
Only possible in this new decade, fine art electronic imaging of the third industrial revolution inspired Nat's great great grandson to develop his family's antique flowers & birds as sustainable digital wall coverings and fabrics for new audiences and generations.
New customized editions produced by Holly Alderman with Wallquest have been photographed by Getty images and seen in news by millions around the world, and social media -- Page Six, Daily Mail, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, ET Online, LA Times, Chicago Sun Times, Guardian, @Goop, #ingoophealth, #AspireHouseMcLean, among others.