We're so excited to bring you an interview with the creator of one of our favorite independent home lines today, Annabel Inganni of Wolfum. Her collections season after season have brought pop and vibrancy into our lives, and we feel pretty lucky to have gotten a chance to chat with her.

Where are you from originally and how did the local culture shape you as a designer/maker?
I am originally from Boston, MA, where I grew up in a large family and my mother entertained a lot. My love for tabletop items, cloth napkins in particular, came from her. I moved to Los Angeles 16 years ago and I feel my designs represent a perfect combination of East and West Coast. I love to take traditional, somewhat antiquated home items and give them a twist with contemporary patterns and unique color combinations.

What initially inspired to make your product?
I was originally interested in doing a line of table linens, but that quickly grew into what Wolfum is today. Being married to a woodworker, I am lucky to have the outlet to create many types of home goods products.

What is your favorite step in the creation of your product?
I simply love the textile design process—the research, drawing, mixing patterns, playing with color tests. I end up with so many options that I find it hard to choose the ones to put into the line! Once I see the print come alive on the product, it is pure joy and I cannot wait to get the entire line together.

What hobbies inspire your designs/products?
Since I am a mom to an almost 3-year-old, I am constantly searching for children's items that have that heirloom quality. I adore scouring flea markets and thrift stores for print inspiration or that odd find that could inspire the entire collection.

What is your favorite color?
Saffron yellow, definitely.

What is your favorite shape and why?
I’m pretty much into angular lines, clean edges. Although, my mind changes often...who knows, maybe for spring it will be all about the oval…

What is your favorite texture this season?
I was very inspired by needlepoint and quilting, techniques such as trapunto for the graphic direction in my holiday collection. I love the nubby texture of yarn and thread—it feels very cozy, yet precise.

What did you see of interest today?
A flock of wild parrots flying through the sky, which has finally turned a pale grey. It was a quintessential autumn day in Los Angeles.

What is your motto?
‘Inspiration comes of working’ -Charles Baudelaire

October 19, 2013 by Aldea Home

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