Crafting Spaces, Creating Homes
mixing colors on our kitchen table,” says
Blumgart. “We taught ourselves to screen-print, we sourced fabric, and printed the
strike-offs. We hand-screened 80 yards of
fabric, one image at a time, in two weeks. An
amazing learning process. Exhausting. Exhilarating.” Blumgart prints the wallpapers himself in his Beverly home. He also hand-screens
the new fabric designs there, but the patterned designs are sent to mills elsewhere in
the United States to complete.
The effort paid off. Matthew Patrick
Smyth, a New York designer whose work
has been featured in Elle Decor, Architectural
Digest, and Traditional Home magazines, says:
“What I admire about Oliver’s fabrics and
wallcoverings is his clear, classic approach.
His colors and patterns are so well defined and
thought out, they easily work in traditional or
contemporary interiors. The line shows [that]
good taste is always in style.”
Assisted by an emailed introduction from
Smyth, Blumgart was able to secure a meet-
ing with Boston interior design icon Charles
Spada in his Boston Design Center showroom.
when his individual designs are replicated, Blumgart finds secondary
patterns emerge, such as the petal florets on North Star. Pillow patterns are
(from left) North Star, X-Marks the Spot, North Star, and Kaleidoscope.