While the jewelry community knows Larkspur & Hawk for its Georgian era references, including the use of a foil-backing technique, and wildly popular bridal jewelry, its recent introduction of a multifaceted home decor collection is a logical—and very exciting—next step.
Called Emily’s Garden, the collection of ceramic objets, stationery, embroidered linens, and painted boxes falls in line with founder Emily Satloff’s aesthetic and reflects her passion for and training in the decorative arts. Before starting Larkspur & Hawk, Satloff studied at both Sotheby’s and the Cooper Hewitt museum, after which she specialized as a dealer in antique jewelry. Her fascination with folk art and vintage objects of curiosity have helped shape her identity as a jewelry designer.
Emily’s Garden is the first in an ongoing series titled Illustrated, a celebration of the many ways design inspiration can take form. “It’s all about illustrating your inspirations in different mediums,” Satloff said in a statement.
The hero of the collection is a folkloric mural-like wallpaper (pictured below and at top), with its lush, verdant gardens populated by a menagerie of animals conceived of by Satloff and designed in collaboration with English artist Melissa White.
Upon discovering White’s Peacock Garden wallpaper for Zoffany, Satloff felt a “butterflies-in-stomach sense of kismet” that prompted her to commission White for the Illustrated project: “Her aesthetic was so much mine. I really gravitate toward people who are inspired by historical decorative arts and transform those techniques into modern design,” says Satloff.
Ceramic bookends, candlestick holders, and vases designed in the Staffordshire revival style are a prominent feature of the collection, rendering the animals from the wallpaper in three-dimensional iterations painted in the collection’s signature colors with a loose, free-form hand.
The home decor and accessories launch is joined by a 30-piece fine jewelry capsule of one-of-a-kind and limited-edition gold pieces that are likewise informed by the wallpaper imagery and also take inspiration from 17th-century English embroidery and a variety of nature-driven elements such as clouds, raindrops, and flowers.
But when the options are this varied, and splendid, do you go jewels or go home? Personally, I’m still deciding. And I’d love to see those correspondence cards in my Christmas stocking if they don’t sell out.
Top: Larkspur & Hawk Illustrated: Emily’s Garden collection wallpaper, price on request; ceramic Parrot bookends, $600; Posy earrings with mismatched peach and pink tourmaline and rose-cut diamonds in 14k gold, $7,400; and Urns box, $1,100
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