Kim Rosen’s Fayce Textiles Are Inspired by New England
Designer Kim Rosen works in an old factory building in Easthampton, Massachusetts. As the artist behind Fayce Textiles—an inspired collection of printed and embroidered linens—she’s happy that her studio’s large windows face Mount Tom and offer a vantage point for endless organic influences.
“I love New England. The history, architecture, and weather-beaten surfaces continue to inspire me on a daily basis,” Rosen says.
With a background as an illustrator, Rosen draws her designs by hand before they’re printed or embroidered onto natural linen. “I wanted to create work that people could hold in their hands and feel the texture of,” she says.
The result of Rosen’s work is a modern-rustic aesthetic that’s neutral and makes a statement at the same time. Fayce’s collection includes printed fabric, available by the yard, embroidered wall hangings, and hand crafted pillows. Pattern inspiration comes from architectural and natural elements found regionally.
“Each of the six patterns in my screen printed collection are inspired by my New England surroundings—old factory facades from the nearby mill buildings, cliff rocks seen along the coast, markings found on weathered barn boards, old building materials and techniques such as plaster and lath, and shapes and textures from the vast fields and farmland,” Rosen says.
Fayce’s bestsellers include textile patterns Splash, Gather, and Empire in charcoal. “They make a subtle statement without overpowering a room.”
The collection is available at faycetextiles.com.