Internationally acclaimed interior designer Nicole Fuller collaborates with Fromental to design a new, dream-like wall covering.
Nicole Fuller, founder and principle of New York City-based Nicole Fuller Interiors, is known for her artfully appointed, one-of-a-kind residential and commercial spaces. She is a member of ELLE Decor magazine’s coveted A-List and Luxe magazine’s Gold List, and her work is synonymous with sophisticated, nuanced luxury. Her attention to detail, savoir faire and a cultivated eye culminate in spaces that are as singular as her clients. Now, Fuller has collaborated with Fromental—a design-led house established in 2005 by Tim Butcher and Lizzie Deshayes that specializes in hand-painted and embroidered wall coverings.
Fuller’s new design, entitled Märchen (a German word, meaning fairy tale), has been inspired by Fuller’s childhood memories of enchanting fairy tales, her favorite flower (peonies) and the artist Cy Twombly. Combined, these three influences result in ethereal dripping peonies clustered across the silk wall covering. The hand-painted design is presented in seven unique color ways true to Fuller’s dramatic palette, each named after a classification of the peony flower.
“Märchen is several things to me,” Fuller says. “It is both an homage to the work of Cy Twombly and the delicate, precise drip forms recurrent in his painting, and a fairy tale garden fantasy. Peonies have a duality to them. They are exuberant and robust, while at the same time ephemeral and delicate. The talented artists of Fromental have distilled these influences and ideas beautifully in my new wall covering.”
Fuller, who is known for custom designing furniture, textiles, wall treatments—and even scents—for spaces that are unequivocally bespoke, has an intuitive knack for discerning her client’s visual needs. Her nuanced understanding of design and art has made her a favorite among clients such as Usher, Gianvito Rossi, Steven Klein and Cass Bird. While she works with many bold-faced names, Fuller prizes discretion and has many clients for whom guarding privacy and anonymity is of the utmost importance.
Her residential projects span from coast to coast, major European cities and the rural English countryside, and her commercial spaces are as diverse. Recent and current projects include the Art District Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the Baccarat residences, The Bryant Park Hotel and 54 Macdougal, which she designed and oversaw from the ground up.
Fuller also continues to nurture her ongoing partnerships with brands such as Ann Sacks, The Rug Company, Fromental, Savoir Beds and Dempsey & Carroll. In addition to New York City, Fuller has a sister office in Los Angeles and a satellite office in London.