French Style Chic: Creating Artwork out of Memories

Greenspiration Home’s American Made Décor “Pick-of-the-Week”

Rooster Charger

Paris may have been the original inspiration for the colorful artwork and accessories by Darrellene Designs, but rest assured it is all American made – including this Blue Rooster Charger, which is our Greenspiration Home American Made Pick-of-the-Week.

Tommy and Darrellene Lindsey have a special place in their hearts for Paris. After all, it’s where they got engaged. But when it comes to creating their own unique line of wall art and kitchen accessories inspired by vintage French cheese labels, they use nothing but American creativity, materials, and labor.

“As an artist – everything around you is an inspiration,” explains Darrellene, whose style frequently incorporates whimsical interpretations of nature. Tommy, also an artist, is more inclined toward graphics so their designs are a perfect balance of color, creativity, and symmetry. Their first design captured the Eiffel Tower, the scene of Tommy’s marriage proposal.

All in the Family
The Blue Rooster was developed for an auction at their daughter’s school and subsequently became one of the most popular images in their line.

“I had the children in my daughter’s class put their fingerprints in the feathers and flowers, but you would never know,” said Darrellene.

All of Darrellene Designs’ production is in Dallas, Texas. The original artwork is all painted by hand by Darrellene and Tommy and then reproduced thru a giclée-on-wood technique. The designs are applied to a variety of items including placemats, lazy susans, coasters, side tables and more. All of the materials are sourced locally, and include wood that is CARB 2 compliant, meaning that it meets the California Air Resources Board (CARB) limits for formaldehyde emissions.

Darrellene and Tommy come out with new products and designs each year and will soon include designs from their daughter as well. They are sold through various retailers and catalogs, including NapaStyle. To see the entire collection visit http://darrellenedesigns.com

Carolyn Tierney, one of New York City’s foremost eco-interior designers, specializes in sustainable interior design that fits each client’s personality and space. She focuses on new home construction, historical renovations and multi-family public space renovation. View her work at www.ecoteriorsolutions.com

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